Everyone posted to the GTA/Toronto area will be jumping out their windows/crying to there career mangler for a posting if this unsubstaniated rumor has any truth. All of this "I got a briefing..." crap does is get people ,who may be affected, worked up & worried. Rant ends... :
Stoker said:This is the latest I have heard. The original amount of money for budgeted for PLD has skyrocketed up to about $90 million per year. This extra money had to come from some where, with the state of the military budgets right now, a new formula is coming out to calculate PLD rates. Apparently the first formula wasn't that great so the another formula is being created. The rates won't be increased, but will be decreased in all areas with the new formula. Look for the message around the 1st of April.
Barrel Nut said:Personally I feel the CF would be better served by standardizing the administration of the Forces through a non-military agency because as long as members require change to get promotional PERs there will be no stability on policies such as PLD.
[quote author=CBI 205.45(1)]PLD rates are set annually based on a Treasury Board approved methodology.[/quote]Barrel Nut said:Lets look at it this way, our pays (gross) are seldom jerked around with, they are stable for the most part, why? because its controlled by Treasury Board not the CF directly. Removing allowances from the CF Admin and placing them into an outside dept would allow for more input on our part, better review practices, more accountability, more accurate accounting thus leading to a more stable system (grant you this will cost). The CF's track record on this issue is lacking, what was once done to help members has only turned into another dent in the ole moral footlocker.
- The latest Statistics Canada information on family spending patterns;
- Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) data on typical hosing types;
- National Defence data on the military population at each place of duty. A location with a higher number of military personnel will have a larger impact on the local economy than a location with a lower Canadian Forces population. For example, Ottawa compared to Moncton; and
- Actual cost of living data in a wide variety of categories at all places of duty in Canada. Examples of these categories include: total annual cost of transportation; household / renter insurance costs; the cost of utilities; and various goods and services like the cost of food and medical care.
PO2FinClk said:The intent of PLD is to stabilize the overall cost of living for Canadian Forces members,
Colleges??? I can only deduce that you mean that an area can be subdivided based on the location of CF assets.radop215 said:would it not have something to do with where the staff colleges are?
That is good news in deed, provided of course it remains as such. It would make sense to me that higher rate PLD area's would be informed before any other.Dolphin_Hunter said:but we most likely won't see anything until after 01 Oct 07.