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1412 - Tuition/Course Fees

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Contents

Introduction

  1. The Government of the Northwest Territories recognizes and encourages career development.

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Application

  1. These guidelines and procedures apply to all employees, except teachers and those employed by the NWT Power Corporation.

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Guidelines

  1. Deputy Heads or their designates may approve reimbursement of tuition/course fees for courses taken on an employee's personal time when:
    1. the course is of value to the employee's work, and
    2. the employee provides evidence of successful completion of the course.
  2. Deputy Heads or their designates have the discretion to pay the course/tuition fees in advance or upon receipt of evidence of successful completion of the course.
  3. When the course/tuition fees are paid in advance, and the employee does not successfully complete the course, the employee is required to reimburse the Employer for the fees by way of payroll deduction.
  4. Deputy Heads or their designates have the authority to waive the requirements for an employee to reimburse the Employer, for tuition/course fees paid in advance, in exceptional circumstances or if there was some overall benefit from the training initiative.

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Procedures

  1. Prior to the commencement of the course the employee applies in writing for approval to have course/tuition fees either paid in advance or reimbursed upon verification of successful completion of the course.
  2. The supervisor reviews the application and makes a recommendation to the Deputy Head.
  3. The Deputy Head approves or denies the request.

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Authorities and References

Main Collective Agreement with the UNW
Article48.02(b)

Managers' Handbook
Courses Taken on Personal Time

Excluded Employees' Handbook
Courses Taken on Personal Time

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