POLICY NOTICE

1. Provision is made under the Foreign Service Directives (FSD) to revise certain allowance and dollar amounts on the first of April each year in accordance with the methodologies agreed to in the National Joint Council Committee (NJC) on Foreign Service Directives.

2. Effective April 1, 2010, these allowances and dollar amounts are increased by 1.85 %.

FSD 10 – Posting Loan

Increase the maximum amount of the loan from $37,638 to $38,334 or up to 50 per cent of gross annual salary in effect at the time the loan is approved, whichever is the lesser.

FSD 15 – Relocation

FSD 15.31 – Incidental Relocation Expense Allowance

Increase the incidental relocation expense allowance from $2,838 to $2,891 per relocation.

FSD 15.32 – Car Rental Expenses

Increase the amount, which may be claimed for car rental expenses under:

FSD 15.32 (a) and (c) from $913 to $930 per relocation, and

FSD 15.32 (b) from $1,369 to $ 1,394 per relocation.

FSD 25 – Shelter – Shelter Cost

Appendix A – Employee shelter cost (dollars per month) – April 1, 2010

The Table below, which has been included for greater clarity and ease of reference, applies to all employees at post on April 1, 2010, on the basis of actual salary received on that date.

Salary Group

Number of persons in household

1 in household

2 in household

3 in household

4 in household

5 or more in household

28,000

-

29,999

605

675

716

745

768

30,000

-

31,999

626

697

738

767

789

32,000

-

33,999

647

717

758

787

809

34,000

-

35,999

666

736

777

806

828

36,000

-

37,999

684

754

795

824

846

38,000

-

39,999

701

771

812

841

863

40,000

-

41,999

717

787

828

857

880

42,000

-

43,999

732

802

843

872

895

44,000

-

45,999

747

817

858

887

910

46,000

-

47,999

761

831

872

901

924

48,000

-

49,999

774

845

886

915

937

50,000

-

54,999

797

867

908

937

960

55,000

-

59,999

826

896

937

966

989

60,000

-

64,999

853

923

964

993

1,016

65,000

-

69,999

878

948

989

1,018

1,041

70,000

-

74,999

901

971

1,012

1,041

1,064

75,000

-

79,999

923

993

1,034

1,063

1,085

80,000

-

89,999

953

1,023

1,064

1,093

1,115

90,000

-

99,999

988

1,059

1,100

1,129

1,151

100,000

-

109,999

1,021

1,091

1,132

1,161

1,184

110,000

-

119,999

1,050

1,120

1,161

1,190

1,213

120,000

-

129,999

1,077

1,147

1,188

1,217

1,240

130,000

-

139,999

1,102

1,172

1,213

1,242

1,265

140,000

-

149,999

1,125

1,195

1,236

1,265

1,288

150,000

&

over

1,147

1,217

1,258

1,287

1,310

NOTE: Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 107 of the Public Service Labour Relations Act, revisions to this Appendix shall not constitute a change in terms and conditions of employment for employees subject to the Foreign Service Directives.

FSD 30 – Post Transportation and Related Expenses

The fixed rates for the personal use of a Crown-held automobile or alternative transportation under the provisions of this Directive remain unchanged pending a review of the methodology.

FSD 32 – Daycare

The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, on the recommendation of the appropriate Foreign Service Interdepartmental Co-ordinating Committee, has been authorized to adjust the deductible and maximum amounts payable under this Directive on April 1st of each year, to reflect the rates/costs in effect for that calendar year.

Missions will revise the mission representative daycare ceiling to reflect 2010 costs, effective April 1, 2010.

As of April 1, 2010, the monthly deductible for daycare is $1,408 for infants (0 to less than 18 months), $1,206 for toddlers (18 months to less than 2.5 years), and $897 for preschool aged children (2.5 years and older).

As of April 1, 2010, the TB ceiling (maximum amount) for daycare is $4,224 for infants (0 to less than 18 months), $3,618 for toddlers (18 months to less than 2.5 years), and $2,691 for preschool aged children (2.5 years and older).

FSD 56 – Foreign Service Premium – Appendix A and C – April 1, 2010

The table below reflects Appendix A – Foreign Service Premium rates effective April 1, 2010.

An employee who arrives at post on or after April 1, 2009, unless subject to transitional provisions of section 56.02, shall receive a Foreign Service Premium based on Appendix A to FSD 56.

UNACCOMPANIED

Steps

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

Points

(0-23)

(24-59)

(60-95)

(96-131)

(132-167)

(168+)

Premium

6,271

9,406

12,229

13,451

14,796

15,980

ACCOMPANIED BY ONE DEPENDANT

Steps

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

Points

(0-23)

(24-59)

(60-95)

(96-131)

(132-167)

(168+)

Premium

8,779

13,169

17,120

18,832

20,715

22,372

ACCOMPANIED BY TWO DEPENDANTS

Steps

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

Points

(0-23)

(24-59)

(60-95)

(96-131)

(132-167)

(168+)

Premium

10,535

15,803

20,544

22,598

24,858

26,847

ACCOMPANIED BY THREE DEPENDANTS

Steps

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

Points

(0-23)

(24-59)

(60-95)

(96-131)

(132-167)

(168+)

Premium

11,062

16,592

21,572

23,728

26,101

28,189

ACCOMPANIED BY FOUR OR MORE DEPENDANTS

Steps

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

Points

(0-23)

(24-59)

(60-95)

(96-131)

(132-167)

(168+)

Premium

11,615

17,422

22,649

24,915

27,406

29,599

The table below reflects Appendix C – Transitional Foreign Service Premium rates effective April 1, 2010.

An employee at post prior to April 1, 2009, shall receive Foreign Service Premium based on Appendix C to FSD 56 until the rate under Appendix A is equal to or greater than the rate under Appendix C, or the completion of posting, excluding any extension, whichever comes earlier.

UNACCOMPANIED

Salary ranges

Steps

 

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

 

(0-23)

(24-59)

(60-95)

(96-131)

(132-167)

(168+)

$102,220 to $127,774

6,360

9,547

12,725

13,996

15,269

16,543

$ 127,775 & over

6,641

9,961

13,278

14,605

15,937

17,265

ACCOMPANIED BY ONE DEPENDANT

Salary ranges

Steps

 

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

 

(0-23)

(24-59)

(60-95)

(96-131)

(132-167)

(168+)

$102,220 to $127,774

8,752

13,127

17,499

18,984

21,001

22,747

$127,775 & over

9,129

13,694

18,259

19,812

21,912

23,735

ACCOMPANIED BY TWO DEPENDANTS

Salary range

Steps

 

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

 

(0-23)

(24-59)

(60-95)

(96-131)

(132-167)

(168+)

$102,220 to $127,774

10,740

16,108

21,472

23,623

25,766

27,910

$127,775 & over

11,207

16,805

22,400

24,648

26,882

29,131

FSD 58 – Post Differential Allowance – April 1, 2010

Post Rating

Unaccompanied

Accompanied by One Dependant

Accompanied by Two Dependants

Accompanied by Three Dependants

Accompanied by Four or More Dependants

 

($)

($)

($)

($)

($)

I

3,066

3,985

4,603

4,752

4,875

II

4,606

5,988

6,908

7,140

7,369

III

6,132

7,972

9,201

9,506

9,811

IV

9,201

11,961

13,803

14,263

14,722

V

12,268

15,948

18,402

19,014

19,629

Enquiries

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

Designated departmental officials may contact:

Cynthia Nash
Senior Policy Advisor
Compensation and Labour Relations
Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat
Telephone (613) 946-3714
Fax (613) 952-3002
Cynthia.Nash@tbs-sct.gc.ca