# 2020-108 Pay and Benefits, Travel expenses

Travel expenses

Case summary

F&R Date: 2021-07-28

The grievor complained he was not reimbursed for the travel cancellation fees related to his overseas relocation. As redress, the grievor requested full reimbursement for the cancellation expenses incurred.

The Initial Authority (IA), the Director General Compensation and Benefits, found that the Canadian Forces Integrated Relocation Program (CFIRP) Directive did not authorize reimbursement of costs incurred to amend a member's mode of travel to their new location. The IA found that there was no authority to authorize payment outside of the Treasury Board-approved CFIRP Directive and denied the requested redress.

The Committee found that the CFIRP Directive did not authorize reimbursement of the cancellation fees. The grievor's personal choices could not extend or create CFIRP Directive entitlements outside of those established by Treasury Board.

The Committee also concluded that the grievor's circumstances did not support recommending an alternative remedy based on a claim against the Crown for detrimental reliance and negligent misrepresentation.

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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