The NPF has recently been made aware that Experienced Police Officers (EPOs) may not be receiving correct leave entitlements pursuant to Article 36 of the Collective Agreement. We maintain that EPO leave entitlements should include all prior certified RCMP service, even if those Members received Payment in Lieu of Severance (PILS) in 2012.

This issue around leave entitlements pertains to Members who:

  • Joined the RCMP through the Experienced Police Officer Program;
  • Were previously employed with the RCMP and received PILS in 2012;
  • Left and rejoined the RCMP; and
  • Currently have leave entitlements that are not based upon all previous service with the RCMP.  

If the above criteria apply to you please take the following steps as soon as possible:

  1. Send a request to your Line Officer, in writing, seeking to have your leave entitlements calculated based upon all previous certified service with the RCMP.
  2. Reach out to the NPF Member Services Centre at [email protected] or 1-833-673-8326 (1-833-NPF-TEAM) as soon as possible following the outcome of your request. In your communication with the NPF, please ensure you provide the following information:
    • A timeline of your employment experience with the RCMP and other police services;
    • A copy of your request/response to the increase in leave; and
    • A copy of your offer letter to the RCMP.  

The NPF is currently engaged with the RCMP to ensure EPO Members receive correct leave entitlements. If the NPF and RCMP cannot resolve the issue informally, the NPF will be proceeding with a policy grievance and individual grievances. To protect timelines, we recommend you take these steps as soon as possible.

If you have any questions at any time, do not hesitate to reach out to the NPF Member Services Centre, available 24/7 at [email protected] or 1-833-673-8326 (1-833-NPF-TEAM).

Please note: While we have been made aware that this has impacted EPOs in particular, the issue may also include Members with certified periods of prior continuous or discontinuous service in the public service and Canadian Forces. If you were previously employed in the public service or by the Canadian Forces and received PILS in 2012, subsequently joined the RCMP, and currently have leave entitlements that are not based upon all previous service with the public service or Canadian Forces, we ask that you follow the above steps, including reaching out to NPF Member Services Centre.