Master Agreement Between the Government of the Province of Alberta and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees
An Employee who is absent from duty without prior authorization shall communicate daily, the reason for the Employee’s absence to an individual designated to receive and/or authorize absences at the Employee’s place of work within the time limits set out below:
in the case of a shift worker, at least one (1) hour prior to the commencement of a shift; or
in the case of a non-shift worker, within one (1) hour of normal starting time.
An Employee on authorized leave of absence and/ or illness leave for an indeterminate period shall notify an individual designated to receive and/ or authorize absences at the Employee’s place of work of the Employee’s intention to return to work in the following manner:
an Employee reporting for day work shall give notice no later than the preceding work day;
an Employee reporting for work on an afternoon or a night shift shall give notice no later than noon of the day immediately preceding the Employee’s return to work.
This clause shall not apply to an Employee who wishes to return to work following an absence in which the Employee was in receipt of Long Term Disability or Workers' Compensation benefits.
An Employee who is on an approved leave of absence without pay of twenty (20) work days or more, and who wishes to return to work prior to the fixed expiration date of the leave of absence shall notify a senior official in writing at the Employee’s place of work at least ten (10) full work days prior to the desired date of return. This clause shall not apply to an Employee who wishes to return to work following an absence in which the Employee was in receipt of Long Term Disability or Workers' Compensation benefits.
Time limits, pursuant to Clauses 13.01, 13.02 and 13.03, shall be waived when it can be established that the Employee, for acceptable reasons, was unable to contact the Employee’s supervisor or a senior official within the time limits specified.
An Employee is required to provide the Employer with ten (10) full work days prior written notice of resignation if the Employee’s wishes to resign in good standing.
An Employee who absents themself from employment and who has not obtained the approval of an individual designated to authorize absences at the Employee’s place of work shall, after three (3) consecutive work days of such unauthorized absence, be considered to have abandoned the Employee’s position and will be deemed to have resigned, unless it is subsequently shown by the Employee that special circumstances prevented the Employee from reporting to the Employee’s place of work.