POLICY NOTICE

Foreign Service Directives Committee

The following changes to Foreign Service Directive 55 (FSD 55), as indicated below, are effective June 1, 2008.

1.  Appendix A to FSD 55 – Post Living allowance is revised, from time to time, in accordance with the methodology agreed to in the National Joint Council Committee on Foreign Service Directives.

2.  The NJC Foreign Service Directives Committee, in collaboration with Statistics Canada, has revised and approved the Post Living Allowance rates effective June 1, 2008.

3.  Transitional provisions under FSD 55.02, as well as Appendices B and C are no longer in effect as the grandfathering clause expired in 2006. FSD 55.02 and Appendices B and C have therefore been removed from the Directive. As a result, Appendix A has been renamed as Appendix.

4. The new Post Living Allowance rates may be accessed here:  http://www.njc-cnm.gc.ca/directive/index.php?sid=16&hl=1&lang=eng#tc-tm_1_3 .

Enquiries

Requests for more information or clarification should be addressed to designated departmental personnel.

Designated departmental officials may contact either:

Cynthia Nash
Senior Policy Analyst
Excluded Groups and Administrative Policies
Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat
Telephone (613) 946-3714
Fax (613) 952-3279
Cynthia.Nash@tbs-sct.gc.ca

Kim Gowing
Policy Officer
Excluded Groups and Administrative Policies
Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat
Telephone (613) 952-3256
Fax (613) 952-3279
Kim.Gowing@tbs-sct.gc.ca