FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
My workplace provides scrub tops and bottoms, but not a lab coat. Would I qualify for a lab coat reimbursement? If so, how do I apply?
Yes – if you wear a lab coat and it is not provided by the Employer, you are eligible for the Uniform Allowance. To apply for reimbursement:
- Ask your Manager for a copy of Health PEI’s Uniform Reimbursement Request Form;
- Make a copy of the Form and Receipt(s) for your records;
- Submit the completed Request Form with the Original Receipt(s); and
- Provide proof of the embroidered RN/NP logo (if requested).
See Article 59, “Uniform Allowance” page 83 of the Collective Agreement.
I was a permanent employee and resigned from Health PEI in September 2020. I came back to work at Health PEI in another permanent position less than 3-months later. Will I get back my Sick Days and Seniority?
The answer is ‘Yes and No’ …
Yes – Sick Days are reinstated when an Employee is re-employed in a permanent position within 90
days. They are also entitled to reinstatement of your salary step and increment date, accumulated
Retirement Allowance days, and length of Vacation entitlement.
See Collective Agreement Article 32.2 Benefit Reinstatement upon Re-employment (page 60)
No – Seniority cannot be reinstated after an employee resigns from Health PEI,
regardless of whether they are re-employed by Health PEI.
See Collective Agreement Article 19.5 Forfeiture of Seniority (page 28)
What is the process for payment of overtime?
Overtime must be approved by the designated Employer representative(s). For the purpose of applying article 21.1 in the case of Casual employees or part time employees who work in more than one work unit or worksite, the Employee shall indicate to the Employer prior to acceptance of the shift that the shift will place the Employee in an overtime situation.
See Article 21, pages 34-38 for different situations on this subject in the Collective Agreement.
I am pre-retirement, how can I reduce my hours?
If you are pre-retirement you are eligible to reduce your hours from full time to part time without going through an interview process.