# 2014-157 - Recorded Warning, Remedial Measures
F&R Date: 2015–06–09
The grievor was tasked to process recruitment applicant files for the annual Militia Co-Op for his unit. When the deadline for submitting applicant files to the Canadian Forces Recruiting Detachment (CFRD) had passed, the CFRD informed the unit that only four applicants had been successfully processed. Since the unit Strategic Intake Plan (SIP) called for 24 candidates, the unit investigated and determined that the grievor had mismanaged the recruiting task. He was given a recorded warning (RW) for a performance deficiency which he grieved, maintaining that he was given no direction on how to complete the task and that he had not been advised at any time prior to receiving the RW that his performance was deficient.
The Initial Authority (IA), the Commander of the Canadian Brigade Group, denied the grievance. He acknowledged that the failure of the recruiting effort was not entirely the grievor's fault, but he nonetheless supported the decision by the Commanding Officer to issue the RW. The IA determined that the RW was justified because the task assigned to the grievor was to successfully achieve the unit's SIP target of 24 recruits and the target was not met. The IA pointed out that the grievor had only worked on his task for a small percentage of each day and that he had failed to liaise periodically and inquire into the status of the applications, which showed a lack of initiative.
The Committee found that the grievor had not been provided with any specific guidance by his supervisors regarding how to complete his task. The Committee also found that the grievor was not sufficiently advised of the requirements of the task nor was he adequately supervised. The Committee concluded that the grievor had met the obligations of which he was aware, and that he was not to blame for the unit's failure to achieve its target of 24. Finally, the Committee found that the RW was not justified and recommended that the RW, and all copies of it or reference to it, be removed from the grievor's personnel files.
CDS Decision Summary
CDS Decision Date: 2015–08–31
The FA agreed with the Committee's findings, including the finding that the grievor's RW was unwarranted in the circumstances. The FA agreed with the Committee's recommendation that all copies of and references to the RW be removed from the grievor's personnel file. Because the RW was mentioned in and had an impact on, the FA also directed that the grievor's 12/13 PER be removed from his file and replaced with the PER exemption.
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