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Two Separate Directives (i.e. IPD and LACD)

One Directive – Isolated Posts and Government Housing

General
Terms less than 6 months – not eligible for benefits
Separate Employers excluded

General
Terms more than 3 months – eligible for all benefits
Separate Employers (who are members of the NJC) can adopt Directive

Definition of Dependant
"Dependant" had no age limit

Definition of Dependant
Age limit of 24 introduced

Living Cost Differential
5 category of Basket of Goods and Services
Results reported in 10 and 15 point ranges
8 levels, descending alphabetical ratings, "H" the lowest
7.5% abatement applied to calculation of allowance

Living Cost Differential
8 category Basket of Good & Services
Results reported in 5 point ranges
16 levels, ascending numerical ratings, "1" the lowest*
No abatement applied

Two Federal employees in same household:
- without dependants: 120% of "married rate";
- with dependants: 160% of "married rate".

Two Federal employees in same household:
- without dependants: 100% of "employee with dependants" rate;
- with dependants: 100% of "employee with dependants rate.
Current rates frozen for five-years or until such time as new rates meet or exceed the old.

Fuel and Utilities Differential (F&UD)
Qualifying level 20%

Fuel and Utilities Differential (F&UD)
Qualifying level 15%

Shelter Cost Differential (SCD)
No provision

Shelter Cost Differential
Payable to employees living on the economy in:
Fort Providence - $ 720/year
Fort Simpson - $ 360/year
Hay River - $ 720/year
Inuvik - $5880/year
Iqaluit - $5520/year
Norman Wells - $2640/year
Rae - $ 720/year
Whitehorse - $2640/year
Yellowknife - $7380/year

Base Shelter Value (BSV)
Determined according to "base city" values if housing located at an isolated post

Base Shelter Value (BSV)
CMHC determined in relation to:
- where a market can be identified: dwellings of similar size, type and condition; or
- where no market exists: dwellings of similar size, type and condition in the nearest location where a market exists.

Adjustments
Five adjustments:
- Size suitability;
- Job-imposed Occupancy;
- Loss of Privacy & Quiet Enjoyment;
- Maintenance;
- Occupancy Incentive.

No limit to rent adjustments

Adjustments
Three adjustments:
- Loss of Privacy & Quiet Enjoyment;
- Maintenance;
- Occupancy Incentive.

Maximum rent adjustment - 50%

Pre-posting medical/dental clearance
Required for employee and any dependants

Pre-posting medical/dental clearance
Employee and dependants self-identify

Relocation Upon Termination
14-day time limit to incur expense

Relocation Upon Termination
30-day time limit to incur expense

Vacation Travel Assistance (VTA)
One option:
- 100% fully accountable:
- requirement to travel and take annual leave;
- maximum three day's travel leave.

Vacation Travel Assistance (VTA)**
Two options:
100% fully accountable
- requirement to take annual leave and travel from the post;
- maximum two days' travel leave or
80% non-accountable
- no requirement to travel or take annual leave;
if employee travels from the post, maximum two days' travel leave.

* Effective 1 August 2003
** Became effective on 1 April 2002