28.01 (a) Salary recognition shall be granted for work experience satisfactory to the Employer, (including experience in the private sector) provided not more than two (2) years have elapsed since such experience was obtained as outlined in 28.01(b) and 28.02 below:
(b) The Employer may recognize work experience notwithstanding a break in service of more than two (2) years if the employee has fulfilled the licensing requirements of the employee’s professional body to maintain standing in that profession.
28.02 Employees commencing employment who have previous experience acceptable to the Employer shall be placed on the salary range in accordance with the following:
(a) Less than one (1) year of experience in the three (3) years immediately preceding the date of employment shall be placed at step 1.
(b) One (1) year of experience in the three (3) years immediately preceding the date of employment shall be placed at step 2.
(c) Two (2) years of experience in the four (4) years immediately preceding the date of employment shall be placed on step 3.
Notwithstanding the above, the Employer reserves the right to exceed the above guidelines where it is deemed necessary.
Where previous experience has been obtained through recent service in other than full- time, recognition of such previous experience will be based on the number of hours paid. One (1) year experience will be recognized for each full year of recent service, according to the full- time hours for that classification as defined in Article 7.