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PROCEDURE FOR ESTABLISHING ON-CALL

  

1. A Dean, Director or Department Head seeking to establish an On-Call Procedure for any employee or group of employees shall make formal request to the Director of Human Resources. The request shall set out:

  1. the rationale and reasons for the proposed on-call requirement, including a description of the specific circumstances on which the operational necessity is based and an indication of the actual or anticipated frequency of call-backs;
  2. the proposed rate of on-call compensation;
  3. the employees involved and the planned schedule of on-call periods; and,
  4. the estimated annual cost of the on-call requirement.

2. The Director of Human Resources, in consultation with the Dean, Director or Department Head, shall assess the request taking into consideration the following criteria:

  1. the cost and economics of the proposal;
  2. the availability of other alternatives;
  3. the consequence of not providing the service through an on-call arrangement; and,
  4. consistency with overall University policy.

3. The adoption or non-adoption of specific on-call provisions shall be based on the recommendation of the Director of Human Resources and subject to the approval of the Vice-President (Administration and Finance).

 

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