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Leave of Absence

Effective January 1, 2019, with the new CPD requirement, a Professional Member with the CPHR designation is required to have sixty (60) hours of qualifying Continuing Professional Development in a rolling three (3) year calendar, with a minimum of ten (10) qualifying hours in a calendar year. 

With these changes, CPHR Saskatchewan has updated how leaves of absence (LOAs) will be handled. 

CPHR Saskatchewan will grant CPD Exemption Hours for those Professional Members taking an approved leave of absence (LOA) from their workplace.  The leave of absence must be for a minimum of three (3) months.

The following leaves apply:

  • Family leave including maternity, adoption, parental leave, or crime related child death or disappearance;
  • Medical leave including illness or disability, organ donation, critically ill child care leave or compassionate care.

Written documentation is required from the Professional Member’s Employer outlining the approved leave and the duration within thirty (30) days of the commencement of the leave.  In the case of self-employed members, documentation from a physician is required in lieu of employer documentation.  Professional Members can send their requests for leave of absence to info@cphrsk.ca

If further extension is needed, additional documentation will be required from the Professional Member’s Employer.  Please contact the office at 306-242-2747 or info@cphrsk.ca to further discuss.   

Professional Members are required to remain members in good standing in their provincial association at all times; this includes time away on a leave of absence. Please update contact information on the profile page of the CPHR Saskatchewan website with an email address that we can reach you at for all important membership information.


CPD Exemption Hours

 CPHR Saskatchewan will give CPD Exemption Hours for approved LOAs as stated above.  The CPD Exemption Hours will be applied as follows:

  • Minimum 3 months – 5 CPD Exemption Hours
  • 6 months – 10 CPD Exemption Hours
  • 9 months – 15 CPD Exemption Hours
  • 12 months - 20 CPD Exemption Hours
  • 18 months – 30 CPD Exemption Hours

If the leave period falls over 2 calendar years, the Professional Member can request either the current or following year for the exemption hours to be applied.  CPD Exemption Hours will not be split between calendar years.  Please see examples further down.

The maximum number of CPD Exemption Hours that will be given in a 3 year rolling calendar is 30.  This means the Professional Member still needs to obtain 30 CPD hours in the 3 year rolling period to meet the minimum of 60 hours.


CPD Exemption Hour Examples

10 Weeks Compassionate     

  • CPD Exemption Hours will not be given as the LOA is less than the 3 month minimum.    

 

6 Month Short Term Disability       

  • 10 CPD Exemption Hours will be given for half a year leave.    
  • If the 6 months runs over 2 calendar years, the Professional Member can choose the current or following year for the exemption.

July 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019:

  • 10 CPD exemption hours applied to 2019

 

October 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020:

  • 10 CPD exemption hours can be applied to 2019 or 2020.
  • Cannot be split into 5 hours in 2019 and 5 hours in 2020. 
  • If Member chooses to have the 10 CPD exemption hours applied in 2019, a minimum of 10 CPD hours will be required to be submitted in 2020 by the Member. 
  • If the Member chooses to have the 10 CPD exemption hours applied in 2020, a minimum of 10 CPD hours will be required to be submitted by the Member in 2019.
  • A minimum of 60 hours is still required over a 3 year rolling calendar.

 

Year

2019

2020

2021

 

Example/CPD Hours

 

 

 

 

Short Term Disability
July 1/19 - Dec 31/19

10
exemption
hours

25

25

Total 60 hours over 3 years,
min 10 hours per year

Short Term Disability
Oct 1/19 - March 31/20
(chose 2019 for exemption hours and had 10 CPD hours prior to leave)

10
exemption
hours
+
10 hours

20

20

Total 60 hours over 3 years,
min 10 hours per year

Short Term Disability
Oct 1/19 - March 31/20
(chose 2020 for exemption hours)

25

10
exemption
hours

25

Total 60 hours over 3 years,
min 10 hours per year


12 Month Maternity/Parental Leave

July 1, 2019 maternity/parental leave starts for 12 months until June 30, 2020

  • Professional Member can choose to receive the exemption of 20 CPD hours in 2019 or 2020. 
  • The 20 CPD exemption hours will not be split into 10 hours in 2019 and 10 hours in 2020. 
  • If the Professional Member chooses to have the 20 CPD exemption hours applied in 2019, a minimum of 10 CPD hours must be obtained in 2020.  
  • If the Professional Member chooses to have the 20 CPD exemption hours applied in 2020, a minimum of 10 CPD hours must be obtained in 2019.  
  • A minimum of 60 hours is required over a 3 year rolling calendar. 

 

Year

2019

2020

2021

 

Example/CPD Hours

 

 

 

 

Maternity/Parental
July 1/19-June 30/20

20
exemption
hours

10

30

Total 60 hours over 3 years,
min 10 hours per year


18 Month Maternity/Parental Leave

July 1, 2019 maternity/parental leave starts for 18 months until December 31, 2020

  • Professional Member can choose to receive the exemption of 30 CPD hours in 2019 or 2020. 
  •  The 30 CPD exemption hours will not be split between the years. 
  • If the Professional Member chooses to have the 30 CPD exemption hours applied in 2019, a minimum of 10 CPD hours must be obtained in 2020.  
  • If the Professional Member chooses to have the 30 CPD exemption hours applied in 2020, a minimum of 10 CPD hours must be obtained in 2019.  
  • A minimum of 60 hours is required over a 3 year rolling calendar. 

 

Year

2019

2020

2021

 

Example/CPD Hours

 

 

 

 

Maternity/Parental
July 1/19-December 31/20

30
exemption
hours

10

20

Total 60 hours over 3 years,
min 10 hours per year

Maternity/Parental
July 1/19-December 31/20

10

30

exemption hours

20

Total 60 hours over 3 years,
min 10 hours per year


Multiple LOAs

Two 1 year LOAs (2019 and 2021) during a 3 year rolling calendar.  Maximum CPD exemption hours granted is 30. 

Year

2019

2020

2021

 

Example/CPD Hours

 

 

 

 

Leave 1 (1 year duration)

20
exemption
hours

 

 

Return to Work

 

20

 

 

Leave 2 (1 year duration, only receive 10 hours)

 

 

10
exemption
hours
+
10

2nd leave granted 10 exemption hours. Member still needs 10 CPD hours to have 60 hours in a 3 year period

 

Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Saskatchewan (CPHR Saskatchewan)
#210, 3501 8th Street East / Saskatoon, Sask. / S7H 0W5
tel: 306.242.2747  / email: info@cphrsk.ca 

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