HR Toolkit

HR Policies & Employment Legislation

Sample Policies on Common HR Topics

Hiring - filling of temporarily vacant positions

Temporarily vacant positions can arise when an employee takes a leave of absence (e.g. parental leave). During this time the organization must fill the position until the employee is scheduled to return.

Polices define a temporarily vacant position and provide guidelines on how it will be filled (e.g., internal transfer or temporary external hire).


Sample policies

Filling of Temporarily Vacant Positions - Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley (PDF - 29KB)

  • Policy states that all employees will be given the chance to apply for temporarily vacant positions
  • Clear and concise procedures