POLICY NOTICE

SUBJECT: Foreign Service Directives – Allowances and Dollar Amounts

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, 2011, these allowances and dollar amounts are increased by 1.81 %.

FSD 10 – Posting Loan

Increase the maximum amount of the loan from $38,334 to $39,028 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 $2,891 to $2,943 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 $930 to $947 per relocation, and

FSD 15.32 (b) from $1,394 to $ 1,419 per relocation.

FSD 25 – Shelter – Shelter Cost

Appendix A – Employee shelter cost (dollars per month) – April 1, 2011

The Table below, which has been included for greater clarity and ease of reference, applies to all employees at post on April 1, 2011, 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 2011 costs, effective April 1, 2011.

As of April 1, 2011, the monthly deductible for daycare is $1,505 for infants (0 to less than 18 months), $1,241 for toddlers (18 months to less than 2.5 years), and $947 for preschool aged children (2.5 years and older).

As of April 1, 2011, the TB ceiling (maximum amount) for daycare is $4,515 for infants (0 to less than 18 months), $3,723 for toddlers (18 months to less than 2.5 years), and $2,841 for preschool aged children (2.5 years and older).

FSD 56 – Foreign Service Premium – Appendix A and C – April 1, 2011

The table below reflects Appendix A – Foreign Service Premium rates effective April 1, 2011.

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

6,385

9,576

12,450

13,694

15,064

16,269

ACCOMPANIED BY ONE DEPENDANT

Steps

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

Points

(0-23)

(24-59)

(60-95)

(96-131)

(132-167)

(168+)

Premium

8,938

13,407

17,430

19,173

21,090

22,777

ACCOMPANIED BY TWO DEPENDANTS

Steps

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

Points

(0-23)

(24-59)

(60-95)

(96-131)

(132-167)

(168+)

Premium

10,726

16,089

20,916

23,007

25,308

27,333

ACCOMPANIED BY THREE DEPENDANTS

Steps

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

Points

(0-23)

(24-59)

(60-95)

(96-131)

(132-167)

(168+)

Premium

11,262

16,892

21,962

24,157

26,573

28,699

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

11,825

17,737

23,059

25,366

27,902

30,135

The table below reflects Appendix C – Transitional Foreign Service Premium rates effective April 1, 2011.

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+)

$104,070 to $130,087

6,475

9,720

12,955

14,249

15,545

16,842

$ 130,088 & over

6,761

10,141

13,518

14,869

16,225

17,577

ACCOMPANIED BY ONE DEPENDANT

Salary ranges

Steps

 

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

 

(0-23)

(24-59)

(60-95)

(96-131)

(132-167)

(168+)

$104,070 to $130,087

8,910

13,365

17,816

19,328

21,381

23,159

$ 130,088 & over

9,294

13,942

18,589

20,171

22,309

24,165

ACCOMPANIED BY TWO OR MORE DEPENDANTS

Salary range

Steps

 

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

 

(0-23)

(24-59)

(60-95)

(96-131)

(132-167)

(168+)

$104,070 to $130,087

10,934

16,400

21,861

24,051

26,232

28,415

$ 130,088 & over

11,410

17,109

22,805

25,094

27,369

29,658

FSD 58 – Post Differential Allowance – April 1, 2011

Post Rating

Unaccompanied

Accompanied by One Dependant

Accompanied by Two Dependants

Accompanied by Three Dependants

Accompanied by Four or More Dependants

 

($)

($)

($)

($)

($)

I

3,121

4,057

4,686

4,838

4,963

II

4,689

6,096

7,033

7,269

7,502

III

6,243

8,116

9,368

9,678

9,989

IV

9,368

12,177

14,053

14,521

14,988

V

12,490

16,237

18,735

19,358

19,984

Enquiries

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

Designated departmental officials may contact:

Diane Eyre
Senior Policy Analyst
Compensation and Labour Relations
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Telephone (613) 946-3714
Fax (613) 952-3002
Diane.Eyre@tbs-sct.gc.ca

Lynda Cavan
Policy Analyst
Compensation and Labour Relations
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Telephone (613) 952-3256
Fax (613) 952-3002
Lynda.Cavan@tbs-sct.gc.ca