The Foreign Service Directives Committee reviews and recommends changes to the Foreign Service Directives and hears final level grievances on these authorities, when required by the Executive Committee. The Committee also recommends changes to various rates and premiums on a periodic basis.
Committee Advisor: Marco.Jutras@njc-cnm.gc.ca
Quarterly Report to the National Joint Council (June 2019)
- The Committee has met twice (2) since the last Council meeting and examined one (1) grievance concerning FSD 25 – Crown-Held Accommodation and one (1) grievance concerning FSD 15 – Incidental Relocation Expense Allowance.
- The Committee welcomed a new Bargaining Agent Side member, Barry Hébert, from PIPSC.
Cyclical review activities:
- Further to the implementation of the new Foreign Service Directives on April 1, 2019, members of the Committee have been actively briefing their respective communities. The Bargaining Agent Side has been holding information sessions for its members and the Employer Side has been supporting administrators as well as updating resources, guides and the Foreign Service Handbook which is widely used by those serving abroad.
- Three (3) grievances:
One (1) grievance pertains to Damage and/or Loss Claims and is in the process of being scheduled; one (1) grievance pertains to Education Assistance at a Lycée in Canada and is at the analysis stage and one (1) grievance pertains to allowances at post and is being held in abeyance at the request of the parties.
Next meetings: September 5, 2019