# 2019-271 Careers, Initial counselling, Remedial measures

Initial counselling (IC), Remedial measures

Case summary

F&R Date: 2021-07-27

The grievor challenged an Initial Counselling (IC) she received for a performance deficiency. As redress, she requested that the IC and any reference to it be removed from her personnel records. The Initial Authority (IA) granted partial redress by ordering that the IC be replaced with another IC that better described the circumstances and provided a more detailed description of the deficiency.

The Committee applied Defence Administrative Order and Directive (DAOD) 5019-4, Remedial Measures to the grievor's circumstances. Contrary to the applicable provisions of the DAOD, the Committee found that the initial IC issued to the grievor did not describe her deficiency in sufficient detail to facilitate any monitoring objectives or enable third party review. In contrast, the Committee found that the replacement IC issued to her following the IA decision properly identified her deficiency and was well supported by evidence. Finally, the Committee also found that an IC was the most appropriate remedial measure in the circumstances.

The Committee recommended that the Final Authority (FA) not afford the grievor redress. 

FA decision summary

The FA, the Director Canadian Forces Grievance Authority, agreed with the Committee's findings and recommendation not to afford redress. 

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