The 2019-20 annual report for Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL) shows APL achieved significant successes that saw improved efficiencies and set in place a solid foundation for the future delivery of patient laboratory services across Alberta.
Change and transformation are two words that aptly describe the past year and the reality of the laboratory sector in Alberta. While the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our capacity and added new and multiple layers of complexity to service delivery, it also shone a positive light on critical role Alberta’s integrated and coordinated laboratory structure plays in the health of Albertans. Our laboratory professionals are making a difference to patient care in Alberta and the teamwork they have demonstrated has been remarkable.
Alberta Precision Laboratories is committed to transparency and has compiled with legislation to disclose compensation for employees receiving over the 2020 threshold amount of $135,317 in compensation as outlined in the Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act.
The compensation information released is total annual compensation, which includes base salary, overtime, shift premiums, weekend premiums, on-call pay, sick pay, vacation pay, benefits and relevant severance. This disclosure also includes APL board members, regardless of the amount of compensation, severance or benefits they have received in the past year.
The PSCTA has updated their exemption request policy and advised employers to withhold information for six months from the date of the decision. This is to allow time for the applicant to apply to the court for a judicial review of the decision. An individual is entitled to re-apply for an exemption in subsequent years if the individual's facts or circumstances have changed and they have not already been disclosed. Please visit https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/pcsta-exemption-policy-process-ind.pdf for more information regarding exemption requests.
Under the guidelines issued by the Government of Alberta, APL is required to publicly post the names and compensation of all employees who receive total annual compensation over a certain threshold. This year it affects all employees earning more than $135,317 in the 2020 calendar year.
The deadline to apply for an exemption to the next disclosure (2021 calendar year) is November 1, 2021 — anyone granted an exemption will not be included in the next disclosure. Please note that there are very stringent government guidelines for granting an exemption. The government communicates directly with those who have applied for an exemption with those details.
Income plus taxable benefits paid to a member or employee. Excludes severance.
Other (non-monetary benefits)
If total compensation exceeds the 2020 threshold of $135,317, non-taxable benefits, including the public sector body’s share of pension, dental and health spending accounts and other benefits must also be disclosed.
Includes payments when employment or member’s appointment ends or retiring allowance.
Attachments (when required)
An employment contract or severance agreement for employees who receive over the 2020 threshold of $135,317 annually in compensation and/or severance. Links open as PDF files.
Statement of Remuneration
These data are licensed under the Open Data License – Alberta
For inquires related to this disclosure, including information about the exemption process, please contact Christopher Dunn.