Isolated Posts and Government Housing Committee

The National Joint Council (NJC) is pleased to announce that the consultations led by the NJC Isolated Posts and Government Housing Committee (IPGHC) have resulted in a new NJC Isolated Posts and Government Housing Directive (IPGHD). The Isolated Posts and Government Housing Committee is composed of representatives from Federal Public Service Bargaining Agents, the Employer and departments.

The new NJC Isolated Posts and Government Housing Directive is effective April 1, 2003. The Directive was amended in April 2002 to allow employees to benefit from the new Vacation Travel provisions. All of the other changes were highlighted in a communiqué dated March 6, 2003.

The Executive Committee wishes to thank all members of the IPGH Committee for their effort and commitment in this important review.

You are invited to consult the Q&A's which are posted in the "What's New" section of the NJC web site.

The new directive is available on the NJC Web site. Further detailed information on the changes to the Directive is also available via the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat website: www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pubs_pol/hrpubs/ipgh-dpill/ipghd1-3_e.asp.