# 2019-280 Pay and Benefits, Canadian Forces temporary duty travel instructions

Canadian Forces temprorary duty travel instructions (CFTDTI)

Case summary

F&R Date: 2021-01-29

The grievor, a member of the Regular Force (Reg F), argued that he was entitled to meal or mileage reimbursement under Section 5 of the Canadian Forces temporary duty travel instructions (CFTDTI) for parade nights at a Reserve Force (Res F) unit. The grievor argued that he was ordered to work during irregular hours as per subparagraph 5.01(b) of the CFTDTI.

The Director General Compensation and Benefits, acting as the Initial Authority (IA), determined that Reg F members posted to Res F units were expected to work unique schedules to support the Res F training needs of Class “A” reservists during parade nights. The IA stated that the grievor's schedule was regular in occurrence, including the evening parade night. The IA found that the CFTDTI did not apply to the grievor, as the grievor was not ordered to work or be available to work irregular hours. The IA did not afford redress. 

The Committee found that Chapter 5 (Travel within place of duty) of the CFTDTI did not apply to the grievor's circumstances, as the grievor did not work ”irregular” hours pursuant to subparagraph 3.01(1)(a)(iii) of the CFTDTI. Consequently, the Committee found that the grievor was not entitled to reimbursement for meals under article 5.18 of the CFTDTI or reimbursement of travel expenses under article 5.24 of the CFTDTI

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

FA decision summary

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

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