Article 26

Partial-Load Employees

26.01 A
This Article contains provisions exclusively related to partial-load employees. However, this Article is not inclusive of all rights of partial-load employees under the Collective Agreement.

26.01 B
A partial-load employee is defined as a teacher who teaches more than six and up to and including 12 hours per week on a regular basis.

26.02 A
A partial-load employee shall not receive salary or vacations but shall be paid for the performance of each teaching contact hour at an hourly rate calculated in accordance with 26.04.

26.02 B
A portion of the hourly rate for partial-load teachers is in lieu of vacation pay.

26.03 A
Determination of partial-load teachers’ starting step and progression within the hourly rate schedules shall be in accordance with the Job Classification Plans (see pages 122-127).

26.03 B
The College shall endeavour to issue all contracts prior to the start of the contract. The College shall, upon the initial hiring of a partial-load teacher in the bargaining unit, forward a copy of the initial step placement calculation to the Union Local President.

26.03 C
Partial-load employees will be provided a copy of the Collective Agreement on the first occasion they are employed following the negotiation of a new Collective Agreement or if re-employment occurs more than one year after the end of the previous partial-load contract.

26.04
The following tables indicate the hourly rate paid at each step for partial-load employees. For progression on the grid, refer to 26.10 B.

Post-Secondary Partial-Load Professors

STEP LEVEL1.75% Effective
October 1, 2017
2.0% Effective
October 1, 2018
2.0% Effective
October 1, 2019
2.0% Effective
October 1, 2020
Step 5$83.79$85.46$87.17$88.92
Step 6$87.65$89.40$91.19$93.01
Step 7$91.49$93.32$95.19$97.09
Step 8$95.33$97.24$99.18$101.17
Step 9$99.19$101.18$103.20$105.27
Step 10$103.01$105.07$107.18$109.32
Step 11$106.86$109.00$111.18$113.41
Step 12$110.73$112.94$115.20$117.50
Step 13$114.55$116.84$119.17$121.56
Step 14$118.41$120.78$123.19$125.66
Step 15$122.25$124.69$127.19$129.73
Step 16$126.09$128.61$131.18$133.81
Step 17$129.95$132.55$135.20$137.91
Step 18$133.79$136.47$139.20$141.98
Step 19$137.65$140.40$143.21$146.07
Step 20$141.51$144.34$147.22$150.17
Step 21$145.36$148.27$151.23$154.26

Non-Post-Secondary Partial-Load Professors

STEP LEVEL1.75% Effective
October 1, 2017
2.0% Effective
October 1, 2018
2.0% Effective
October 1, 2019
2.0% Effective
October 1, 2020
Step 5$75.40$76.91$78.45$80.02
Step 6$78.90$80.48$82.09$83.73
Step 7$82.33$83.98$85.66$87.37
Step 8$85.80$87.51$89.26$91.05
Step 9$89.26$91.04$92.86$94.72
Step 10$92.71$94.57$96.46$98.39
Step 11$96.19$98.12$100.08$102.08
Step 12$99.64$101.63$103.67$105.74
Step 13$103.12$105.18$107.29$109.43
Step 14$106.58$108.71$110.88$113.10
Step 15$110.01$112.21$114.46$116.75
Step 16$113.50$115.77$118.09$120.45
Step 17$116.96$119.30$121.69$124.12
Step 18$120.43$122.84$125.30$127.80
Step 19$123.90$126.38$128.90$131.48
Step 20$128.91$131.49$134.12$136.80
Step 21$133.91$136.59$139.32$142.11

Post-Secondary Partial-Load Instructors

STEP LEVEL1.75% Effective
October 1, 2017
2.0% Effective
October 1, 2018
2.0% Effective
October 1, 2019
2.0% Effective
October 1, 2020
Minimum$55.10$56.20$57.33$58.48
Step 1$58.98$60.16$61.36$62.59
Step 2$62.81$64.06$65.34$66.65
Step 3$66.66$67.99$69.35$70.74
Step 4$70.50$71.91$73.35$74.81
Step 5$74.37$75.86$77.38$78.92
Step 6$78.20$79.77$81.36$82.99
Step 7$82.03$83.67$85.35$87.05
Step 8$85.87$87.59$89.34$91.13
Step 9$89.70$91.50$93.33$95.19
Step 10$93.59$95.46$97.37$99.31

Non-Post-Secondary Partial-Load Instructors

STEP LEVEL1.75% Effective
October 1, 2017
2.0% Effective
October 1, 2018
2.0% Effective
October 1, 2019
2.0% Effective
October 1, 2020
Minimum$49.59$50.58$51.60$52.63
Step 1$53.06$54.12$55.20$56.31
Step 2$56.52$57.65$58.80$59.98
Step 3$60.00$61.20$62.42$63.67
Step 4$63.42$64.69$65.99$67.31
Step 5$66.90$68.24$69.61$71.00
Step 6$70.37$71.78$73.21$74.68
Step 7$73.82$75.29$76.80$78.34
Step 8$77.30$78.84$80.42$82.03
Step 9$80.73$82.35$84.00$85.68
Step 10$84.23$85.92$87.64$89.39

26.05
A partial-load employee shall pay dues in accordance with Article 10, Union Deduction.

26.06
Insured Group Benefits

26.06 A
Extended Health, Vision and Hearing Care
The  College  shall  pay  100%  of  the  billed  premium  of  the  Extended  Health  Plan found  in  Article  19,  Other  Insurance  Plans,  for partial-load  employees, excluding Vision  and  Hearing  coverage,  and  subject  to  the  application  procedures  for  this benefit, with the exception of those employees who opt out of the plan because of spousal coverage elsewhere.

The  College  shall  provide  for  access  to  the  Dental,  Vision  Care,  Hearing  Care, Critical  Illness/Catastrophic  Event  Insurance  and  Life  Insurance  Plans  found  in Article 19, Other Insurance Plans, for partial-load employees provided the premium is paid by the employee.
Details regarding participation, eligibility, waiting period, benefit level and premium sharing are as follows:

 Extended HealthVision CareHearing CareCritical Illness/ Catastrophic Event
ParticipationRequired with opt out optionVoluntary if Extended Health electedVoluntary if Extended Health electedVoluntary
EligibilityAll partial-load employees under contractAll partial-load employees under contractAll partial-load employees under contractAs per full-time employees
Waiting PeriodFirst of month following the completion of
one calendar month
First of month following the completion of
one calendar month
First of month following the completion of
one calendar month
As per full-time employees
Benefit LevelAs per full-time employeesAs per full-time employeesAs per full-time employeesAs per full-time employees
Premium Sharing100% employer paid100% employee paid100% employee paid100% employee paid

26.06 B
Dental Care

 Dental Plan
ParticipationVoluntary
EligibilityAll partial-load employees under contract
Waiting PeriodFirst of month following the completion of six calendar months
Benefit LevelAs per full-time employees
Premium Sharing100% employee paid

26.06 C
Life Insurance Plans

 Basic and AD & DSupplementary
Employee and Dependent
Optional
ParticipationVoluntaryVoluntaryVoluntary
EligibilityAll partial-load employees under contractAll partial-load employees under contract up to age 65All partial-load employees under contract up to age 65
Waiting PeriodFirst of month following the completion of one calendar monthFirst of month following the completion of one calendar monthFirst of month following the completion of one calendar month
Benefit LevelAs per full-time employeesAs per full-time employeesAs per full-time employees
Premium Sharing100% employee paid100% employee paid100% employee paid

26.06 D
Group Insurance – Bridging Benefit

If upon termination of a contract there is a written contract for future employment as a partial-load employee, the employee, by paying 100% of the premiums for the benefits, may continue participation throughout the period between contracts in any group insurance plan in which that employee was participating.

Where the College is anticipating re-employment of a partial-load employee, the College is encouraged, where feasible, to provide a written contract upon termination.

If an employee is re-employed within 6 months of the end of any contract, waiting for group insurance plans will be waived.

26.07
Tuition Subsidy and Leaves of Absence

The College shall provide partial-load employees with access to the rights provided in Article 12, Tuition Subsidy; Article 21, Leaves of Absence; Article 22, Pregnancy and Parental Leave, and Article 23, Prepaid Leave Plan, of this Agreement. Details regarding participation, eligibility, waiting period and benefit level are as follows:

 Tuition SubsidyLeaves of AbsencePregnancy and Parental LeavePrepaid Leave Plan
ParticipationAll partial-load
employees under contract
All partial-load
employees under contract
All partial-load
employees under contract
All partial-load
employees under contract
EligibilityAll partial-load
employees under contract
All partial-load
employees under contract
All partial-load
employees under contract
All partial-load
employees under contract
Waiting PeriodNilNilNilNil
Benefit LevelAs provided under Article 12 - Tuition SubsidyAs provided under Article 21 - Leaves of AbsenceAs provided under Article 22 - Pregnancy and Parental LeaveAs provided under Article 23 - Prepaid Leave Plan
Shall be paid for regularly scheduled days of workShall be paid for regularly scheduled days of workShall be paid for regularly scheduled days of workShall be paid for regularly scheduled days of work
SUB payments as per Article 22 of the Agreement and insured benefits, if any, shall not go beyond the end of the employee’s contractMonies can only be deferred until the end of the employee’s contract

26.08
Short-Term Disability Plan

26.08 A
Partial-load employees will be covered by the Short-Term Disability Plan described in Article 17 of this Agreement with the 20 working days of coverage for 100% regular pay to be pro-rated in accordance with the table found in 26.08 B. Details regarding participation, eligibility, waiting period and benefit level are as follows:

 Sick Leave Plan
ParticipationAll partial-load employees under contract
EligibilityAll partial-load employees under contract
Waiting PeriodNil
Benefit LevelSame as full-time employees except that annual entitlement is pro- rated based on length of contract and number of Teaching Contact Hours in accordance with 26.08 B.

26.08 B
Partial-Load Sick Leave Pro-rating Table (In Hours)

 NUMBER OF WEEKLY CONTACT HOURS
789101112
NUMBER OF WHOLE OR PARTIAL
CALENDAR MONTHS OF CONTRACT
NUMBER OF HOURS OF PAID SICK LEAVE
1334445
26678910
381011121314
4111314161819
5141618202224
6171922242629
7202225283134
8222629323538
9252932364043
10283236404448

26.08 C
Sick Leave Plan – Bridging Benefit

Partial-load employees hired up to and including March 31, 1991 who were re-hired within 6 months of the end of any contract, or who were re-hired within 6 months of the end of any approved leave of absence or where upon termination there was a written contract for future employment as a partial-load employee shall be covered by the cumulative sick leave plan which was in place for the full-time academic employees hired up to and including March 31, 1991.

Partial-load employees hired on or after April 1, 1991 are covered by the short- term disability plan described in Article 17 as modified by Articles 26.08 A and

26.08 B but will also enjoy the bridging provisions as set out above.

26.09
Statutory and College Holidays

Partial-load employees who are under contract on the last working day prior and the working day subsequent to a holiday as defined in Article 16, Holidays, shall be paid for these if they are regularly scheduled teaching days. Under contract means there is a written contract between the College and the employee. Details regarding participation, eligibility, waiting period and benefit level are as follows:

 Statutory and College Holidays
ParticipationAll partial-load employees under contract
EligibilityAll partial-load employees under contract
Waiting PeriodNil
Benefit LevelPartial-load employees will receive regular pay if:
(i) the holiday occurs on a day the employee would have been scheduled to work, and
(ii) the employee was in attendance the scheduled day of work, both before and after the holiday.

26.10
Job Security

26.10 A
It is agreed that Article 27, Job Security, has no application to partial-load teachers except as referred to in 27.04 A, 27.06 A (iv), (v), (vi), 27.08 B, 27.11 B and 27.12. Such partial-load teachers may be released upon 30 days’ written notice and shall resign by giving 30 days’ written notice.

26.10 B
For the purpose of determining the service of a partial-load teacher under 27.06 A (iv), (v), (vi), and 27.08 B and for the purpose of determining progression through the grid ten months of on-the-job experience will entitle the employee to one year of service and to progress one step on the grid, except as noted in 26.10 C.

26.10 C
On-the-job experience will be calculated as follows: a partial-load teacher will be entitled to credit for service from September 1, 1971 (but not earlier) on the basis of ½ month’s credit for each full month of service up to January 1, 1977 and thereafter on the basis of ½ month’s credit for each calendar month in which the employee teaches 30 hours or more and from October 1, 2017 (but not earlier) on the basis of one month credit for each calendar month in which the employee teaches 30 hours or more.

26.10 D
In addition to maintaining a record of a partial-load employee’s job experience, the college will keep a record of the courses that the employee has taught and the departments/schools where the partial-load employee has taught such courses.

By October 30th in each calendar year, a currently or previously employed partial- load employee must register their interest in being employed as a partial-load employee in the following calendar year. This individual will be considered a registered partial-load employee for the purpose of 26.10 E.

All partial-load employees employed for all or part of the period from September 1 to December 31, 2017 will be deemed to have registered for the 2018-2019 academic year.

26.10 E
Subject to the application of Articles 2.02 and 27.06 A, commencing in the 2018- 2019 academic year, where the school or department within a college determines that there is a need to hire a partial-load employee to teach a course that has previously been taught by that registered partial-load employee in the department/school, it will give priority in hiring to such partial-load employee if:

(i) They are currently employed, or if they have previously been employed as a partial-load employee for at least eight (8) months of service as defined in

26.10 C within the last four (4) academic years, and

(ii) The assignment of such course will not cause the employee to exceed the maximum teaching contact hours for partial-load employees.

The offer of partial-load employment is conditional on the college subsequently determining there is sufficient enrolment to warrant the assignment being offered. Where two (2) or more partial-load employees would be entitled to be offered the course assignment, the employee with the most service will be offered the first opportunity.