15. Where a person accedes to a position of officer from a position of union member or unionizable non-member, or from outside the health and social services sector, that person shall receive as a salary the higher of the following two amounts:
— the minimum for the salary class to which the person accedes; or
— 110% of the annual salary the person received before the appointment, taking into account the parameters established in the second, third and fourth paragraphs; however, this amount, subject to section 24, shall not exceed the maximum for the salary class of the position to which the person accedes.
For the purpose of determining the appointee’s new salary, his regular annual salary at the time of the appointment shall be used as a basis, with the addition, where applicable, of any responsibility bonuses, supplements and additional remuneration related to post-school education received by the person. The employer shall also take into account the experience of the person at the time of the appointment, by granting the pay increase that the person would have received, proportionally to the time elapsed between the date of the last pay increase and the time of the appointment.
If the person appointed is already employed by an employer and his employment title as a union member or unionizable non-member before his appointment does not take into account his academic training, the employer shall place the person at the salary step corresponding to his experience and education in the appropriate salary scale for employees who are union members or unionizable non-members in the sector on the date of the appointment, provided that the ensuing salary is higher than the salary the person was receiving before the appointment. Otherwise, the salary the person was receiving at the time of the appointment is used as a basis for establishing the new salary.
For the purpose of determining the salary of an appointee person who was not employed by an agency or health services and social services sector institution, the employer shall place the person at the salary step corresponding to his experience and education in the appropriate salary scale for employees who are union members or unionizable non-members in the sector on the date of the appointment.
If there is no appropriate salary scale for the purposes of the third and fourth paragraphs, the employer shall determine the person’s salary from within the salary class for the position to which the person is appointed.