Entitlement to Posting Allowance

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Entitlement to Posting Allowance

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Description

Compensation and Benefits Instruction (CBI) 205.42(3)(f) confirms that Canadian Forces (CF) members are not entitled to receive the posting allowance (PA) when posted to their first place of duty after re-enrolment in or transfer to the Regular Force (Reg F).  The same provision is found in the Canadian Forces Integrated Relocation Program (CF IRP). 

The Board found that the above provisions do not consider the circumstances of members who component transfer (CT) to or re-enroll in the Reg F without a break in full-time Reserve Force service.  The PA is meant to provide compensation for the turbulence associated with a move.  However, members who CT to or re-enroll in the Reg F without a break in service, and are subsequently posted to a new location, experience the same amount of turbulence as any other member of the Reg F who is moved at public expense from one location to the next. 

The Board noted that the failure to consider these circumstances in determining the eligibility for the PA could dissuade members to CT, since they would not be entitled to a benefit that they would otherwise receive, simply as a result of their CT.

Recommendation

The Board recommended that the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) direct the Director General Compensation and Benefits (DGCB) to conduct a review of the CBI and CF IRP provisions as they pertain to PA on CT or re-enrollment.

Final Authority Decision

The CDS agreed with the Board's systemic recommendation that the Director General Compensation and Benefits (DGCB) conduct a review of the CBI and CF IRP provisions as they pertain to PA on CT or re-enrollment.

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