# 2015-192 - House Hunting Trip (HHT), Integrated Relocation Program (CF IRP), Travel Expenses

House Hunting Trip (HHT), Integrated Relocation Program (CF IRP), Travel Expenses

Case Summary

F&R Date: 2015–09–10

The grievor requested to be paid the kilometric mileage rate for one way travel to his new location on his house hunting trip. During this travel, the grievor transported his personal aircraft and his pets and was reimbursed the cost of commercial transportation, which was less than the kilometric allowance. He asserted that a substantial cost savings was realized as result of his actions in that he did not ship his vehicle and his pets on posting. The grievor cited several policies including the National Joint Council (NJC) Travel Directive in support of his grievance.

The Initial Authority denied the grievance indicating that the grievor was reimbursed the maximum that could be reimbursed in accordance with the relevant policies.

The Committee noted that the NJC Relocation Directive provides that the CAF may use many of the provisions of the NJC Directive, but that it publishes a separate relocation policy. The CAF policy is the Canadian Forces Integrated Relocation Program (CF IRP). The Committee determined that the grievor had received the maximum benefit under CF IRP article 4.5.02 since his reimbursement for using his personal aircraft could not exceed the cost of commercial transportation. The Committee also determined that the grievor's stated cost savings could not be used to augment any other benefit since CF IRP indicates that there is no provision for benefits to be exchanged. Therefore, the Committee recommended that the grievance be denied.

CDS Decision Summary

CDS Decision Date: 2015–11–27

The FA agreed with the Committee's findings and recommendation that the grievance be denied.

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