The Isolated Posts and Government Housing Committee reviews and recommends changes to the Isolated Posts and Government Housing Directives and hears final level grievances on these authorities, when required by the Executive Committee. The Committee also recommends changes to various rates and allowances on a periodic basis.
Committee Advisor: Michelle.Clément@njc-cnm.gc.ca
Quarterly Report to the National Joint Council (September 2017)
- The Committee met twice (2) since the last Council meeting.
- The Committee continues to review survey results of the isolated posts provided by Statistics Canada, and to adjust the rates and allowances accordingly. Statistics Canada gave a presentation on the Living Cost Differential and Fuel and Utilities Differential methodology to the Committee. Furthermore, Treasury Board Secretariat gave a presentation on the Vacation Travel Allowance and Shelter Cost Differential methodology to the Committee members last meeting.
Cyclical review activities:
- Further to the approval of the Directive by the President of Treasury Board in December 2016, the Directive took effect March 1, 2017. The Guide to the National Joint Council rates and allowances is under revision based on the changes to the Directive.
- Eight (8) grievances: four (4) grievances pertaining to the Environmental Allowance and Vacation Travel Assistance have been placed in abeyance by the parties; one (1) grievance is scheduled for hearing for September 26, 2017; another (1) grievance is in analysis with the Committee Advisor; and two (2) grievances will be referred to the Executive Committee for decisions on timeliness.
Next meeting: December 19, 2017