The Alberta government is tightening the rules around employee bonuses in light of the six-figure payout to the chief medical officer of health during COVID-19.
Finance Minister Jason Nixon said the civil service has been directed to review and make changes to the rules to ensure future bonus payments during emergencies go through cabinet for approval.
“The public service should not have the ability to unilaterally approve significant overtime payments of this size,” Nixon said in a statement Thursday.
“The Public Service Commission has been instructed to undergo a full review of the policy to ensure that future overtime payments for emergencies go
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