The Kingston Police Services Board

Kingston, Ont. (195 police officers) and the Kingston Police Association (KPA)

The Kingston Police Services Board
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Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2022. Ratified in January 2021.

Wage adjustments:

Effective Jan. 1, 2020: 2.2%

Effective July 1, 2021: 2.2%

Effective July 1, 2022: 2.2%

Shift premium: $0.40 per hour for all hours worked during 1 tour of duty that commences at or after 3 p.m. $1 per hour to all uniformed patrol and emergency response unit members for all hours worked from midnight to 7 a.m.

Paid holidays: 12 days. If employee designates holidays in their faith, overtime and other provisions that normally apply to statutory holidays will not apply to Good Friday, Easter Monday, Christmas Day for member but will apply to designated days.

Vacations with pay: 8 hours after 1 month to start increasing each month to 80 hours after 1 year, 120 hours after 3 years, 160 hours after 8 years, 200 hours after 15 years, 240 hours after 21 years, 248 hours after 25 years, 8 additional hours in each subsequent year of continuous service up to 280 hours after 29 years. Employee who is required to attend court during annual vacation or statutory holiday leave, will be granted 2 tours of duty of additional vacation pay or pay at straight time for each day of interruption of such vacation. Up to 80 hours may be carried over to following calendar year.

Overtime: Time and one-half for all time worked in excess of normal scheduled tour of duty, when employee is required to be on duty for one-half hour or more in excess of daily tour of duty. Time and one-half for hours worked during normally scheduled tour of duty and double time for hours in excess of normal tour of duty on statutory holiday. May be used as lieu time banked up to 100 hours into following calendar year.

Meal allowance: $10 for members required to work overtime in excess of 3 hours consecutive to end of scheduled tour of duty and after each subsequent 6-hour period, when members are within 50 linear kilometres from Kingston police headquarters.

Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums for extended health benefit plan.

Dental: Employer pays 100% of premiums for single and dependant coverage for Ontario Dental Association (ODA) schedule of fees; 50/50 copayment of orthodontic care ($3,000 lifetime maximum); 50/50 copayment of major restorative services ($3,000 lifetime maximum).

Vision: Employer pays 100% of premiums for $400 for prescription eyewear every 24 months, $1,000 for laser surgery once per lifetime, up to $100 every 24 months for eye examinations.

Paramedical: $500 health care spending account per calendar year, increasing to $700 on Jan. 1, 2022.

Sick leave: 1.25 days per month of active service (previously 1.5 days). Days can be banked and eligible for payout upon retirement or voluntary resignation after 5 years’ continuous service.

LTD: Employer pays 50% of premiums, employee pays 50% of premiums for for coverage of 66.7% of member’s annual gross salary up to $10,000 per month, commencing after 119 days from reported day of disability. Duration of 2 years if employee is unable to perform duties of their occupations. After 2 years, employees must be unable to perform duties of any occupation for benefits to continue.

AD&D: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of 2 times annual salary or times basic life insurance if 65 years of age or older.

Life insurance: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of 2.5 times annual salary for employees, $10,000 for spouses, and $5,000 for each eligible independent child. Where employee is killed or dies as direct result of injuries received in lawful performance of duties as police officer, leaving spouse or any dependent child, employer will pay equivalent of 1 year of deceased’s salary at time of death to estate of deceased officer.

Pension: Every full-time member is enrolled in Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS). Early retirement without actuarial reduction in benefits within 10 years prior to employee’s normal retirement date when employee is declared by employer to be unable to perform duties of employee’s employment because of mental or physical incapacity. Retirement will be compulsory at end of calendar year in which members attain their sixtieth birthday.

Bereavement leave: 7 clear days away from work for death of parent, spouse, common-law spouse, same-sex partner, child, sibling, parent-in-law. 3 clear days away from work for death of sibling-in-law, child-in-law, grandchild, grandparent of employee or employee’s spouse. 1 clear day away from work for death of aunt, uncle, niece, nephew. Stepparent, stepchild, stepsibling, stepgrandchild will be considered when it is established that there is continuing close personal relationship.

Seniority – recall rights: 12 months.

Call-in pay: Minimum 4 hours at time and one-half. Minimum 4.5 times regular hourly rate for court appearances during off-duty hours.

Uniforms/clothing: Voucher system for cleaning of uniforms or clothing will be equivalent to clean 180 units of clothing per year. 1 unit is equivalent to cost of cleaning 1 shirt. Employees assigned uniformed duties receive 110 vouchers for uniforms plus 70 for either uniform or non-uniform cleaning. Employees assigned to non-uniformed duties receive 180 vouchers for either uniform or non-uniform cleaning. Employees who are regularly assigned plain-clothes duties receive up to $1,200 per year clothing allowance.

Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 2.2% increase):

Constable fourth-class: $30.25 rising 1 step to $30.91

Constable third-class: $40.33 rising 1 step to $41.22

Constable second-class: $45.37 rising 1 step to $46.37

Constable first-class: $50.41 rising 1 step to $51.52

Constable first-class specialist, constable first-class (investigative services division, third year): $52.93 rising 1 step to $54.10

Constable first-class (investigative services division, first year): $50.92 rising 1 step to $52.04

Constable first-class (investigative services division, second year): $52.43 rising 1 step to $53.58

Sergeant 2: $53.69, rising 1 step to $54.87

Sergeant 2 (investigative services division, professional standards): $55.71 rising 1 step to $56.93

Sergeant 1: $58.98 rising 1 step to $60.28

Sergeant 2 (investigative services division, professional standards): $62.26 rising 1 step to $63.63

Staff sergeant 1: $63.52 rising 1 step to $64.92

Staff sergeant 1 (investigative services division, professional standards): $65.54 rising 1 step $66.98

Editor’s notes: Beneficiary loan: If employee dies while in employ of employer, employee’s estate or beneficiary will be provided with cheque for $10,000 within 2 business days of request being made, provided that employee’s beneficiary or estate provides written agreement to repay full amount upon receipt of employee’s group life insurance benefit. Liability insurance and legal indemnification: Employer will assume cost of liability insurance in form satisfactory to city solicitor to insure members against judgments and costs in civil actions against members arising out of acts or omissions done by them in performance of police duties. Employee charged with and subsequently acquitted of criminal or statutory offence arising out of acts committed in attempted performance in good faith of employee’s police officer duties will be indemnified for necessary and reasonable legal costs incurred in defence of charges. Standby: 4 hours’ straight time for each 24-hour period or portion thereof required to be on standby. 12 hours’ straight time if standby is required during employee’s annual leave.

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