LA1 Number of Active Employees, by Contract Type

For F2011

Full-time
Reg

Part-time
Reg

Total
Reg

Full-time
Temp

Part-time
Temp

Total
Temp

Total
All

Head count
(FT-1; PT-1/2)

BC Hydro (including Construction Services)
IBEW

1,445

0

1,445

463

0

463

1,908

1,908

M&P

2,101

34

2,135

66

10

76

2,211

2,189

COPE

1,509

42

1,551

189

31

220

1,771

1,734.5

 

5,055

76

5,131

718

41

759

5,890

5,831.5

Powerex
IBEW

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

M&P

149

8

157

10

3

13

170

164.5

COPE

1

0

1

0

0

0

1

1

 

150

8

158

10

3

13

171

165.5

Powertech
IBEW

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

M&P

62

0

62

2

1

3

65

64.5

COPE

61

0

61

5

2

7

68

67

 

123

0

123

7

3

10

133

131.5

All Units
IBEW

1,445

0

1,445

463

0

463

1,908

1,908

M&P

2,312

42

2,354

78

14

92

2,446

2,418

COPE

1,571

42

1,613

194

33

227

1,840

1,802.5

 

5,328

84

5,412

735

47

782

6,194

6,128.5



BC Hydro maintains collective agreements with unionized employees through IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) and COPE (Canadian Office and Pofessional Employees Union). M&P (Management & Professional) staff are not covered under collective agreements. The above data is the number of full-time regular, part-time regular, full-time temporary and part-time temporary employees in each affiliation in BC Hydro, Powerex and Powertech as at March 31, 2011 according to Pay and HR data.

Like most organizations, BC Hydro supplements its core employee workforce with consultants and contractors. Consultants are primarily involved in the support and provision of specialized expertise to major projects and initiatives and at any given time can equate to five to 10 per cent of BC Hydro's workforce. Contractors and subcontractors are usually defined as skilled trades workers that support BC Hydro's core operations in maintaining, sustaining and restoring its generation and distribution services and like Consultants, may at any given time may equate to five to 10 per cent of the BC Hydro's workforce.

In addition, in 2003, BC Hydro outsourced a number of its "back office" support service functions and transferred approximately 1,600 employees to Accenture Business Services for Utilities.