Amendments to the Isolated Posts and Government Housing Directive - Appendices A, B, C, K-1, K-2, M

To: Functional Heads of Administration, Human Resources and Financial Service

c.c.: Federal Regional Councils,  Departmental Designated Coordinators for the IPGHD Committee members of the NJC IPGHD

Please distribute this notice and the amended appendices of the Isolated Posts and Government Housing Directive (IPGHD) as quickly as possible to persons at your headquarters and regional offices who are involved in the administration of the isolated post allowances.

The purpose of this notice is to provide you with the approved changes to the Isolated Posts and Government Housing Directive (IPGHD) effective retroactively to . These changes were arrived at following consultations within the National Joint Council and are in accordance with the approved methodologies. The IPGHD has been amended to reflect these changes.

  1. In accordance with Section 2.5 of the IPGHD,Appendix A includes a number of newly designated locations in Ontario and British Columbia.
  2. The Environment Allowance rates, Appendix B, have been increased, effective .
  3. The Living Cost Differential rates, Appendix C, have been increased effective .
  4. As a result of surveys conducted by Statistics Canada, the Living Cost Differential levels of a number of locations have been revised effective .
  5. The Shelter Cost Differential rates, Appendix K-1 and K-2, have, have adjusted effective .

    Please note the amended Fuel and Utilities charges in Appendix M – Calculation of rent for Government Housing.

    Section 6.14 of the IPGHD has also been revised to reflect the simplified Fuel and Utilities charges formula.

  6. As a result of a survey conducted by Statistics Canada, the Fuel and Utilities Differential (F&UD) levels, Appendix A, of a number of locations have been revised. These levels are effective . Employees must receive a four month notification of any reduction to a classification as established in Section 2.12 of the IPGHD. Therefore, a notice should be sent out by to all affected employees.

** Exception **

The National Joint Council was made aware of a discrepancy in the 2006 Fuel and Utilities levels, Appendix A, of a number of locations published in . The National Joint Council Executive Committee has agreed to revise and update the indexes for a number of locations which are listed in the appended Annex II.

  1. All employees working in locations listed in Annex I between and , will start receiving the 2007 F&UD levels as of .

    The four (4) month notification period will not apply to employees working in locations listed in the appended Annex I.

  2. All employees working in locations listed in Annex II between and , will receive a lump sum amount equivalent to the difference between the previous and the revised 2006 F&UD levels according to the length of their service in that location.

A written notice must be sent out by to all employees currently working in the locations listed in Annex II who will experience a "decrease" of their allowance as a result of the 2007 F&UD levels as of . Section 2.12 of the IPGHD warrants a four (4) month notification period in such cases. The decrease will come into effect on .

Departments are required to calculate the difference between the revised dollar amounts of the F&UD versus the amount that was published in Appendix A and pay that difference for each employee in the affected location according to the length of their service in that location. 

Departments must keep track of the above amounts as they will be required to report to TBS the totals paid out to affected employees.

No pay action should be taken to implement the revisions to Appendices A, B and C of the IPGHD (as mentioned in paragraphs b., c. and f. above), until further instructions are received from the applicable pay office of Public Works and Government Services Canada.

Any retroactive payments resulting from the above changes are to be administered in the same manner as retroactive increases to employees' pay. For this purposes, will be considered the date of this amendment list.

Any questions from employees and regional staff should be directed to the appropriate Designated Departmental IPGHDCoordinators who, as required, can contact the appropriate officers at the Treasury Board Secretariat.

Claudia Zovatto
Senior Director
Excluded Groups and Administrative Policies
Labour Relations and Compensation Operations


ANNEX I

Locations that will start receiving the 2007 F&UD Levels as of . The four (4) month notification period will not apply to employees.

Appendix A

Posts Province
Anahim Lake BC /CB
Arctic Bay NU
Atlin BC/CB
Beaver Creek YK
Black Tickle NFLD\ T-N
Blanc Sablon QUE
Cape Dorset NU
Carcross   YK
Carmacks   YK
Charlottetown NFLD /T-N
Chisasibi QUE
Clyde River NU
Dawson YK
Dease Lake BC/CB
Destruction Bay YK
Dezadeash Station YK
Faro YK
Fermont QUE
Fort Nelson BC/ CB
Grise Fiord NU
Haines Junction YK
Hall Beach NU
Hopedale NFLD/ T-N
Igloolik NU
Inukjuak QUE
Iqaluit NU
Ivujivik QUE
Kimmirut (Lake Harbour) NU
Kugaaruk (Pelly Bay) NU
Kuujjuaq   QUE
Kuujjuarapik QUE
Makkovik NFLD/ T-N
Mary's Harbour NFLD/T-N
Mayo YK
Mistassini QUE
Nanisivik  NU
Pangnirtung NU
Pelly Crossing YK
Pond Inlet NU
Port Hope Simpson NFLD / T-N
Puvirnituq QUE
Qikiqtarjuaq  (Broughton Island) NU
Quaqtaq QUE
Redstone I.R. BC/CB
Repulse Bay NU
Resolute   NU
Rigolet    NFLD/ T-N
Ross River YK
Salluit    QUE
Sanikiluaq (Belcher Islands) NU
Separation Point NFLD/ T-N
St. Lewis (Fox Harbour)   NFLD / T-N
Stewart BC/ CB
Telegraph Creek BC/ CB
Teslin     YK
Toad River BC/CB
Tsay Keh BC/CB
Watson Lake YK
Whitehorse YK

ANNEX II

Locations where indexes have been approved and revised.

Posts Province Revised
F&U Level
2006
Previous
F&U Level
2006
Armstrong ON 15 9
Arviat (Eskimo Point) NU 30 23
Atikameg AB 15 13
Attawapiskat ON 30 21
Baker Lake NU 30 25
Beauval SK 16 6
Black Lake SK 17 7
Brochet MB 11 5
Buffalo Narrows SK 15 5
Chesterfield Inlet NU 30 24
Churchill MB 3 0
Coral Harbour NU 30 24
Cross Lake MB 1 0
Cumberland House SK 16 6
Deer Lake ON 26 17
Dillon SK 17 6
Flin Flon / Creighton MB 2 0
Fond du Lac SK 16 6
Fort Albany ON 30 29
Fort Chipewyan AB 17 15
Fort Liard NWT/TN-O 26 23
Fort Providence NWT/TN-O 24 22
Fort Resolution NWT/TN-O 22 21
Fort Simpson NWT/TN-O 30 27
Fort Smith NWT/TN-O 24 23
Fox Lake Reserve AB 14 12
Garden River (Garden Creek) AB 14 12
Geraldton ON 15 8
Gillam MB 1 0
God's Lake Narrows MB 1 0
God's River MB 1 0
Goodsoil SK 3 0
Green Lakex SK 15 5
Gull Bay ON 14 8
Hay Lake (Includes Assumption) AB 1 0
Hay Riverx NWT/TN-O 25 22
Heron Bay ON 14 8
Hudson Bay SK 2 0
Ile-à-la-Crossex SK 16 6
John d'Or Prairie Reserve AB 14 12
La Lochex SK 16 6
La Ronge SK 16 6
Lac Brochet MB 14 7
Leaf Rapids MB 1 0
Little Buffalo AB 15 13
Loon Lake AB 16 14
Loon Lake SK 11 2
Lynn Lake MB 1 0
Marathon ON 14 8
Moose Factory ON 15 9
Moosonee ON 15 9
Nahanni Butte NWT/TN-O 30 28
Nelson House MB 1 0
New Osnaburgh (Pickle Lake) ON 13 7
Norman Wells NWT/TN-O 30 29
Oxford House MB 1 0
Patuanak Indian Reserve SK 17 6
Pelican Narrows SK 16 6
Pierceland SK 10 2
Pikangikum ON 18 11
Pinehouse SK 16 6
Porcupine Plains SK 3 0
Pukaskwa Nat'l Park ON 14 8
Pukatawagan MB 1 0
Rae NWT/TN-O 30 27
Rankin Inlet NU 30 24
Red Earth Creek AB 16 14
Red Earth Reserve SK 16 6
Red Sucker Lake MB 1 0
Sandy Bay SK 17 6
Sandy Lake ON 18 11
Seine River ON 12 6
Shamattawa MB 21 13
Shoal Lake SK 16 6
Shoal Lake Res.#40 ON 15 9
Sioux Lookout ON 13 7
Split Lake MB 2 0
St. Thérèse Point MB 1 0
Stanley Mission SK 17 6
Stoney Rapids SK 24 11
Summer Beaver ON 11 5
Tadoule Lake MB 13 6
Tall Cree #173 & #173A AB 18 15
Tulit'a (Fort Norman) NWT/NT-O 30 29
Wabowden MB 1 0
Wassagomach MB 1 0
Weagamow Lake (Round Lake ) ON 30 27
Whale Cove NU 30 23
Wunnumin Lake ON 19 12
Yellowknife NWT/TN-O 28 25
York Landing MB 2 0
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