Post Living Differential and Transitional Post Living Differential

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Post Living Differential and Transitional Post Living Differential

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Description

As a result of changes to Post Living Differential (PLD) and Transitional PLD (TPLD) policies, some Canadian Forces (CF) members living in the National Capital Region (NCR), who were posted to the area before 1 April 2008, continue to receive TPLD to compensate for higher cost of living while others, posted to the NCR after 1 April 2008, do not receive the benefit.  The current application of the PLD/TPLD has created a system of "haves" and "have nots".  This unfairness is not limited to the NCR.  Rather, there are other TPLD areas in Canada which are affected in the same way.

Recommendation

The Board recommended that the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) direct a review of the TPLD concept to determine whether it is to be fully implemented or if the CF will simply revert to the PLD construct as it existed prior to the policy changes which led to the current unfairness.  The aim must be to restore fairness in each PLD/TPLD area by providing equal benefits to all CF personnel posted to the same areas.

Final Authority Decision

The CDS was satisfied that DGCB was currently reviewing this issue with TB. Nonetheless, in an attempt to expedite this process, the CDS directed that the CMP liaise with them to verify the current status of TPLD, with a view to determining its future and to restore quality among those affected.

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