Human Resources Policies & Collective Agreements

Municipal employees are expected to adhere to the following policies and collective agreements, which outline their rights and responsibilities as members of the municipal public service.   

Note: Links embedded in policies may not be accessible.  Policies and collective agreements of Agencies, Boards and Commissions (eg. Halifax Public Libraries) are not included below. 

Collective Agreements

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 508
Halifax Civic Workers' Union/CUPE Local 108
Halifax Crossing Guards/CUPE Local 4814
Halifax Professional Firefighters/ IAFF Local 268
Halifax Regional Police Association 
Nova Scotia Union of Public and Private Employees Local 13


Accepting Gifts and Favours Guidelines

Acting Pay Assignment Policy

Appointments Policy

Attendance Support Policy

Bereavement Leave Policy

Code of Conduct for Municipal Employees

Compassionate Care Leave Policy

Crime-related Child Death or Disappearance Leave

Critically Ill Adult Care Leave

Critically Ill Child Care Leave

Deferred Salary Leave Plan Policy

Emergency Leave Policy

Employee and Family Assistance Program

Employee Relationships Policy

Employment Equity Policy

Fair Hiring Policy

Flexible Work Arrangements Policy

Group Insurance Plan Policy

Hiring Policy

Holidays Policy

Hours of Work Policy

Inclement Weather or Other Short-term Potentially Hazardous Conditions Policy

Individual Performance Plan

Job Evaluation Policy

Job Sharing Policy

Jury Duty Court Leave Policy

Learning & Development Policy

Leave for Government-declared Emergency

Leave of Absence Policy

New Hire or Position Change Salary Determination Policy

Off-Cycle Increase Policy

Overtime Policy

Pension Policy

Personnel Files Policy

Pre-Retirement Leave Policy

Pregnancy, Parental, Adoption Leave Policy

Promotional Practice Policy

Purchased Leave Plan Policy

Recognizing Employees Policy

Recognizing Service Milestones and Retirement

Relief Assignment Policy

Reservist Leave Policy

Salary Administration Policy

Salary Compression Policy

Scent Reduction Workplace Initiative Policy

Secondments Policy

Sick Leave Policy

Smoke-Free Workplace Policy

Special Duties Policy

Standby Service and Callout Duty Policy

Substance Misuse Prevention Policy

Supporting Breastfeeding in the Workplace Guidelines

Supporting Transgender and Gender Variant Employees Guideline

Temporary Non-Union Employees Policy

Vacation Policy

Voting Leave Policy

Workplace Rights Harassment Prevention Policy

Workplace Violence Prevention Corporate Procedure