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 by the National Joint Council's Committee on Foreign Service Directives.

2. The fixed rates for the personal use of a Crown-held automobile or alternative transportation under the provisions of FSD 30, Post Transportation and Related Expenses, will remain unchanged, pending a comprehensive review of the methodology used to determine fixed rates for vehicle rental. These are as follows:

$4,332 per year
$ 361 per month
$ 18 per day

3. Treasury Board Circular 2001-1 of April 7, 2000, announced the revised amounts of certain allowances and dollar amounts effective April 1, 2000. Effective April 1, 2001, these allowances and dollar amounts are further increased by 3.77 per cent.

4. The following changes are effective April 1, 2001:

FSD 10 - Posting Loan

Increase the maximum amount of the loan from $28,838 to $29,925 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 $2,098 to $2,177 per relocation.

FSD 15.32 - Car Rental Expenses

Increase the amount which may be claimed for car rental expenses outside Canada from $700 to $726 per relocation.

FSD 55 - Post Living Allowance

Adjust disposable income to 50 per cent of gross annual salary for those employees earning $69,824 per year and above, and 55 per cent of gross annual salary for those employees earning under $69,824; however, salary at the commencement date of any posting shall determine the percentage of disposable income for the duration of that posting.

FSD 56 - Foreign Service Premium

Appendix IX Directive 56, Foreign Service Premium (attached) reflects FSP rates effective April 1, 2001.

An employee at post on March 31, 2001, shall not receive a lesser premium on April 1, 2001 than that which would have been received on the basis of the salary band in effect on March 31, 2001. In effect, all employees at post on March 31, 2001, shall receive an increase in FSP of 3.77 per cent on April 1, 2001.

FSD 58 – Post Differential Allowance

Increase Post Differential Allowance as follows:

Unaccompanied

Level

 

I

$2,393

II

$3,594

III

$4,788

IV

$7,182

V

$9,576

Accompanied by
One Dependant

Level

 

I

$2,991

II

$4,491

III

$5,984

IV

$8,977

V

$11,971

Accompanied by
Two or More Dependants

Enquiries

Requests for more information or clarification should be addressed to departmental personnel. Designated departmental officials may contact:

Ms. Zenovia Pankiw
Senior Policy Analyst
Treasury Board Secretariat
Telephone: (613) 941-4608
Fax: (613) 952-3263

pankiw.zenovia@tbs-sct.gc.ca

APPENDIX IX TO DIRECTIVE 56

FOREIGN SERVICE PREMIUM (2001)

UNACCOMPANIED

SALARY RANGE

STEPS

 

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

 

(0-23)

(24-59)

(60-95)

(96-131)

(132-167)

(168+)

$to $39,931

4,319

6,478

8,640

9,501

10,364

11,230

$39932 to $59,847

4,536

6,801

9,071

9,976

10,884

11,790

$59,848 to $79,794

4,753

7,127

9,501

10,451

11,401

12,360

$79,795 to $99,743

4,965

7,452

9,934

10,927

11,920

12,915

$99,744 and over

5,184

7,775

10,364

11,401

12,440

13,478

ACCOMPANIED BY ONE DEPENDANT

SALARY RANGE

STEPS

 

I

II

III

IV

V

VI

 

(0-23)

(24-59)

(60-95)

(96-131)

(132-167)

(168+)

$to $39,931

5,940

8,910

11,876

13,064

14,253

15,438

$39932 to $59,847

6,237

9,356

12,471

13,528

14,968

16,217

$59,848 to $79,794

6,533

9,801

13,064

14,174

15,682

16,990

$79,795 to $99,743

6,831

10,247

13,661

14,818

16,394

17,757

$99,744 and over

7,126

10,690

14,253

15,465

17,105

18,529

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+)

$to $39,931

7,288

10,935

14,579

16,036

17,488

18,949

$39932 to $59,847

7,653

11,479

15,304

16,839

18,362

19,901

$59,848 to $79,794

8,018

12,025

16,036

17,640

19,239

20,845

$79,795 to $99,743

8,384

12,574

16,761

18,442

20,113

21,788

$99,744 and over

8,748

13,119

17,488

19,240

20,985

22,740

Level

 

I

$3,593