# 2021-031 Careers, Joint Personnel Support Unit, Medical employment limitation

Joint Personnel Support Unit (JPSU), Medical employment limitation (MEL)

Case summary

F&R Date: 2021-08-26

The grievor challenged the fact that he was not posted to the Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) when he had mental health issues stemming from a heavy workload, which caused him great stress. In his opinion, a posting to the IPSC would have avoided most of the problems he encountered during his relocation.

The Initial Authority (IA) indicated that the grievor had not been aggrieved by a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) decision, but by his very own actions related to his relocation, causing him great stress.

The Committee determined that, despite the fact that the grievor's chain of command could have been more proactive with respect to the request to be posted to the IPSC, the grievor's request was not the best solution. He was trying to change a posting to a new place of duty. The Committee further determined that the grievor's situation did not meet the criteria for a posting to the IPSC and that his medical condition did not prevent his posting to a new place of duty, as he would be able to continue to serve in his occupation in keeping with his medical restrictions. 

FA decision summary  

The Director of the Canadian Forces Grievance Authority, Final Authority (FA), is in agreement with the Committee's recommendation not to grant redress. The FA, in line with the Committee, noted that the grievor had not been denied a second house-hunting trip; rather reimbursement would be made as a personalized benefit. Since the grievor had been informed of the benefits, which he was entitled to, his decision to purchase a residence via the internet and telephone, without having first visited it, is not the responsibility of the CAF. The FA found that the grievor was treated fairly, despite a lack of communication among the units. 

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