Component: Broader Public Sector – Other –Developmental Services

Legislation: Ministry of Community and Social Services Act (MCSSA)

Service objectives

The objectives of broader public sector pay equity funding are to support the pay equity adjustment costs of agencies that provide adults' developmental services.

Service description

People served

  • Adults' developmental services agencies
  • Transfer Payment Recipients (TPRs) under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Community and Social Services Act and the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008 (SIPDDA)
  • Staff employed by TPRs providing developmental services that use the proxy method of comparison for staff positions

Program/service features: specific service provided

The TPRs will provide all eligible employees a proxy pay equity payment in compliance with the Pay Equity Act, as required by the TPRs' proxy pay equity plan. Required to ensure that proxy pay equity Transfer Payment Recipients (TPRs) continue to meet their pay equity obligations under the Pay Equity Act, until such time as they have achieved pay equity. The Pay Equity Act requires employers to make annual adjustments of a minimum of 1% of the previous year's payroll toward proxy pay equity targets until pay equity has been achieved.

The government reached a mediated Memorandum of Settlement (MOS) with five unions in the spring of 2003 regarding the funding for proxy pay equity. The Memorandum of Settlement covered the period between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2005. Although the MOS has ended, existing pay equity base funding under the MOS will continue to be made available to TPRs. The TPRs are required to continue to meet their pay equity obligations on an ongoing basis after the MOS concluded. Proxy adjustments will be included in the salary and wages portion of the TPR's fiscal/operating plan, where applicable.

Delivery method

Pay Equity adjustment costs using the proxy method of comparison for staff positions that MCCSS does not fund and contract for, with the agency.

Program goals

Funding for proxy pay equity adjustment costs for agencies providing adults' developmental services.

Ministry expectations

Adult developmental service agencies receiving proxy pay equity funding under the terms of the Agreement will provide all eligible employees with a proxy pay equity payment in compliance with the Pay Equity Act.

Reporting requirements

The following service data will be reported on at an Interim and Final stage. Please refer to your final agreement for report back due dates and targets.

Service Data NameDefinition

BPS Other DS: Ministry- funded Agency Expenditures

Total ministry-funded expenses for the Transfer Payment Recipient to administer and/or deliver this service in the reporting year (cumulative).