The Out-of-Scope Classification and subsequent Compensation Plan is a result of a provincial job evaluation project completed in 2006. Market research focused on western Canadian health care and Saskatchewan public service positions with data from across western Canada being used to develop policy and determine revised pay bands. This Plan was again reviewed and revised in 2010.
The Plan creates a consistent out-of-scope classification system to address employee compensation and compression issues and applies principles of Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value and Pay Equity. Four gender-neutral criteria are used to objectively assess the value of a job: skill, effort, responsibility, and working conditions.
The current Out-of-Scope Classification Plan was approved and implemented in January 2011 with major components including:
- Market-based pay bands - April 1, 2015
- Market-based pay bands - April 1, 2016
- Market-based pay bands - April 1, 2017
- OOS Pay Schedule – Affiliates – April 1, 2018
- OOS Pay Schedule – SHA – SAHO – 3sHealth – Saskatchewan Cancer Agency – April 1, 2018
- Standardization of conditions of employment including hours of work,
sick leave and vacation entitlement, northern benefits, pay-at-risk plan,
professional development, maternity leave top-up and other benefits.
- Health and Lifestyle spending accounts
Commitment to a Market-Based PolicyAn outcome of the 2011 Out-of-Scope Classification Plan is the Out-of-Scope Compensation Plan that established a policy to make pay bands reflective of the 65th percentile of the market. This means that approximately 65% of market comparators are lower than or equal to our pay bands (at maximum rate) and about 35% pay more (at maximum rate). Going forward, the market will be evaluated on an annual basis and recommendations made. The OOS Compensation Plan will retain previously established pay equity principles.
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For more information, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions or contact the Human Resources Department within your agency.