Annual Update to the Isolated Posts and Government Housing Directive - Appendices K-1 and K-2

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

CC: Chairs and Executive Directors of Northern Federal Regional Councils, Departmental Designated Coordinators for the IPGHD, Committee members of the NJC IPGHD (for information)

Please distribute this notice and the amended appendices of the National Joint Council (NJC) 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 allowances.

The purpose of this notice is to provide you with the approved updates to the NJC IPGHD.

Subsequent to our HR Communiqué dated , where we indicated that the SCD rates remained the same for 2015, the Isolated Posts and Government Housing Committee reached an agreement to endorse the following new rates in Appendices K1 and K2, using the Consumer Price Index of . Those rates will be applied retroactively to .

These changes were arrived at in accordance with an amended methodology. The NJC IPGHD has been amended to reflect these changes:

The Shelter Cost Differential rates, Appendix K-1 and Appendix K-2 effective

Details regarding the methodology can be found in the "Guide to National Joint Council Rates and Allowances".

The retroactive payments resulting from the above changes are to be administered in the same manner as retroactive increases to employees' pay.

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

Claudia Zovatto
Senior Director, Union Engagement & NJC Support
Compensation and Labour Relations Sector
Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer

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