MEMO: Premium Pay Update

To: All Staff 

From: Thelma Morris, Executive Director 

Re: Premium Pay 

With significantly lower numbers of COVID-19 cases in our region over recent months and rising levels of vaccination in the population we serve, Tikinagan is making adjustments to our Premium Pay policy. Please see attached revised policy. Effective November 13, 2021 Tikinagan will provide Premium Pay to staff for two specific situations: 

1. When a worker is required to do in-person response to a household where one or more members are confirmed to be positive for COVID-19 

– requires advance authorization by the supervisor and manager 

– 3 hour minimum will be paid per regular or after hours shift 

2. Supervising/Caring for a child in care at an AOH or other premises (includes situations where 1-1 supervision is required in a hospital, hotel or other premises) 

Changes from the previous policy are highlighted above. Please note that these payments are temporary until the COVID-19 pandemic effects have decreased. The situation is being monitored and further adjustments may be made. 

If you have questions concerning attached, please consult your Manager.