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The Saskatchewan Employment Act, which comes into effect July 1, 2018, requires employees be paid six days after the end of a pay period. That means the Public Service Commission is changing timecard deadlines and moving start-up documents online to meet this requirement.

What does this mean for timecard deadlines?
April 1, 2018

  • In-scope employees starting and changing positions need to start at the beginning of a pay period
  • B2 timecards will need to be submitted and approved by managers on the Thursday at 5 p.m.  - BEFORE the end of the pay period on Saturday
  • B1 time cards will need to be submitted and approved by managers on the Monday at 5pm following the end of the pay period on Saturday

May 2018

  • Payroll run days begin to change

June 15, 2018

  • Term, Part-time and Labour Service (B1) employees' pay days will move one week earlier starting on June 15
  • B1 employees will be paid for two full pay periods, two weeks in a row

Please refer to the 2018 Payroll Schedules and Deadlines Calendar for pay periods, deadlines and pay dates.

What does this mean for start-up documents?
In April, the Government of Saskatchewan is implementing a new online portal, through Taleo, for employees to complete start-up documents. This online tool will make completing employment forms not only simpler, but also quicker and more secure. All forms must be completed before an employee starts or changes position.

Instructional and reminder emails will be sent to the hiring manager, hiring manager assistant and employee throughout the process. There are still a few documents that require a physical signature and those will be automatically emailed to the candidate to be printed, signed and forwarded to the HR Service Centre.

If you have any questions please contact the Human Resource Service Centre at 1-877-852-5808 or 306-798-0000 or by email at