# 2020-009 Careers, Special Commissioning Plan

Special Commissioning Plan (SCP) 

Case Summary

F&R Date: 2021–02–05

The grievor was nominated for commissioning and promotion under the Special Requirements Commissioning Plan (SRCP), but was advised that he had failed to meet three SRCP requirements. He did not: (1) hold a substantive rank; (2) have a valid Fitness for Operational Requirements of Canadian Armed Forces Employment (FORCE) test; or (3) meet the minimum medical category for the requested Officer military occupation. The grievor submitted that the Director Senior Appointments (DSA) should have waived the FORCE test requirement because the grievor had been injured during military service, and such waivers had been provided for others in the past.

The Initial Authority determined that the grievor had not been aggrieved because the SRCP only allows for substantive promotions, which require a valid FORCE test. Lacking a valid FORCE test, the grievor was ineligible for the SRCP.

The Committee found that the grievor's injury was attributable to military service, but was not exacerbated by the medical treatment he had received. After analyzing the applicable policy, the Committee found that a valid FORCE test was indeed a prerequisite for promotion under the SRCP.  

Given its findings concerning the FORCE test, the Committee did not address in detail whether the grievor met the other SRCP requirements at issue (i.e. substantive rank of Chief Warrant Officer, minimum medical category) and recommended that the Final Authority (FA) deny the grievor redress. 

FA Decision Summary

The Director Canadian Forces Grievance Authority, acting as FA, agreed with the Committee's findings and recommendation no to afford the grievor redress. 

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