Statistics

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The statistics below provide an overview of the Committee’s Findings and Recommendations (F&R) as well as the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) responses to those F&Rs over the last five years.

  • Note: Data is updated on a quarterly basis.

 

Committee's Findings and Recommendations

Between 2013 and 2017, the Committee issued F&Rs on 983 grievances of which 52.6% (517 cases) found that the grievor had been aggrieved by a decision, act or omission in the administration of the affairs of the CAF. In the remaining 46.7% (459 cases), the Committee recommended that the grievance be denied.

Starting in 2014 the Committee made changes to the way it captures its statistics where it had determined that a CAF member has been aggrieved. In the 53.2% (454 cases) where the grievor had been aggrieved, the Committee had recommended to grant full or partial remedy in 93.2% (423 cases); in 4.8% (22 cases), the Committee recommended that a remedy be obtained outside of the grievance process, rather than be granted by the CDS; in 2.0% (9 cases) a remedy could no longer be recommended (i.e., the grievor was no longer a CAF member or the issue of the grievance was moot).

The following graphic sets out the distribution in percentage of the Committee's Findings by year.

Figure 1: Findings issued between 2013 and 2017 (983 cases) as of September 29, 2017
Committee's F&R 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Aggrieved 48% (63) 53% (91) 55% (180) 52% (129) 52% (54)
Not aggrieved 49% (64) 47% (80) 44% (145) 48% (120) 48% (50)
Cases closed Figure 1 note * 3% 0% 1% 0% 0%

Note: Totals may not add to 100% due to rounding.

Chief of the Defence Staff Decisions

Of the 983 F&R issued by the Committee, the CDS rendered 829 decisions. Of these, 426 decisions addressed cases where the Committee found that the grievor had been aggrieved by a decision, act or omission in the administration of the affairs of the CAF. The remaining 403 decisions addressed cases where the Committee had found that the grievor had not been aggrieved and recommended that redress be denied.

The following graphic illustrates the distribution of the CDS decisions in percentage on each of these two categories.

Figure 2: CDS’ Decisions issued between 2013 and 2017 (829 cases) as of September 29, 2017
Committee F&Rs Cases where the Committee found that the grievor had been aggrieved Cases where the Committee found that the grievor had not been aggrieved
CDS agrees and partially agrees with Committee’s F&R 74% (316) 84% (339)
CDS does not agree with the Committee’s F&R 21% (88) 9% (35)
Cases withdrawn at CDS Level 5% (22) 7% (29)

Note: Totals may not add to 100% due to rounding.

Time spent on grievance review by year referred

A line graphic illustrates the average elapsed time taken on cases completed over the last five years.

Figure 3: Average review timeline by year grievance referred as of September 29, 2017
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017Figure 3 note *
Elapsed time in months 3.5 (100% completed) 4.3 (100% completed) 3.9 (100% completed) 4.3 (100% completed) 3.4 (44% completed)
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