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, 2012, these allowances and dollar amounts are increased by 1.83 %.

FSD 10 – Posting Loan

Increase the maximum amount of the loan in Appendix A from $39,028 to $39,742 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

Incidental Relocation Expense Allowance – Section 15.29

Increase the incidental relocation expense allowance in Appendix G from $2,943 to $2,997 per relocation.

Car Rental Expenses – Section 15.30

Increase the maximum amount, which may be claimed for car rental expenses in Appendix H as follows:

(a) and (c) from $947 to $964 per relocation, and

(b) from $1,419 to $1,445 per relocation.

FSD 32 – Day Care Assistance

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 Appendix A of this Directive on April 1st of each year, to reflect the rates/costs in effect for that calendar year.

The table below reflects Appendix A – Monthly Daycare Deductibles and Ceilings rates effective April 1, 2012 in Canadian dollars.

Monthly Daycare Deductible

Infants (0 to less than 18 months)

$1,554

Toddlers (18 months to less than 2.5 years)

$1,269

Preschool-aged children (2.5 years and older)

$967

Monthly Daycare Ceiling

Infants (0 to less than 18 months)

$4,662

Toddlers (18 months to less than 2.5 years)

$3,807

Preschool-aged children (2.5 years and older)

$2,901

FSD 56 – Foreign Service Premium

The table below reflects Appendix A – Foreign Service Premium rates effective April 1, 2012 in Canadian dollars per annum.

An employee who arrives at post on or after April 1, 2009, unless subject to transitional provisions of section 56.2, 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

6,502

9,751

12,678

13,945

15,340

16,567

ACCOMPANIED BY ONE DEPENDANT

Steps

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

Points

(0-23)

(24-59)

(60-95)

(96-131)

(132-167)

(168+)

Premium

9,102

13,652

17,749

19,524

21,476

23,194

ACCOMPANIED BY TWO DEPENDANTS

Steps

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

Points

(0-23)

(24-59)

(60-95)

(96-131)

(132-167)

(168+)

Premium

10,922

16,383

21,299

23,428

25,771

27,833

ACCOMPANIED BY THREE DEPENDANTS

Steps

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

Points

(0-23)

(24-59)

(60-95)

(96-131)

(132-167)

(168+)

Premium

11,468

17,201

22,364

24,599

27,059

29,224

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

12,041

18,062

23,481

25,830

28,413

30,686

The table below reflects Appendix C – Transitional Foreign Service Premium rates effective April 1, 2012 in Canadian dollars per annum.

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+)

$105,974 to $132,468

6,593

9,898

13,192

14,510

15,829

17,150

$ 132,469 & over

6,885

10,327

13,765

15,141

16,522

17,899

ACCOMPANIED BY ONE DEPENDANT

Salary ranges

Steps

 

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

 

(0-23)

(24-59)

(60-95)

(96-131)

(132-167)

(168+)

$105,974 to $132,468

9,073

13,610

18,142

19,682

21,772

23,583

$ 132,469 & over

9,464

14,197

18,929

20,540

22,717

24,607

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+)

$105,974 to $132,468

11,134

16,700

22,261

24,491

26,712

28,935

$ 132,469 & over

11,619

17,422

23,222

25,553

27,870

30,201

FSD 58 – Post Differential Allowance

The table below reflects Appendix A – Post Differential Allowance rates effective April 1, 2012 in Canadian dollars per annum.

Post Rating

Unaccompanied

Accompanied by One Dependant

Accompanied by Two Dependants

Accompanied by Three Dependants

Accompanied by Four or More Dependants

 

($)

($)

($)

($)

($)

I

3,178

4,131

4,772

4,927

5,054

II

4,775

6,208

7,162

7,402

7,639

III

6,357

8,265

9,539

9,855

10,172

IV

9,539

12,400

14,310

14,787

15,262

V

12,719

16,534

19,078

19,712

20,350

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
fsd.dse@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
fsd.dse@tbs-sct.gc.ca