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Living Cost Differential (LCD) Survey Results for British Columbia Region

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DATE: May 22, 2008

TO: Functional Heads of Human Resources, Financial and Administration Services

Departments are reminded to distribute this notice to employees at your headquarters and regional offices who are involved in the administration of the isolated posts allowances.

The results of the Statistics Canada survey of the Living Costs Differential (LCD) Indexes for the British Columbia Region conducted in September and October 2007 were recently communicated to the National Joint Council Isolated Posts and Government Housing Committee (NJC-IPGHC). A total of twenty-four (24) isolated posts were involved in this review and the results can be summarized as follows:

No change in LCD level – 12 posts

  • Ahousat
  • Anahim Lake
  • Bella Bella
  • Bella Coola
  • Dease Lake
  • Kyuquot
  • Masset
  • Pitt
  • Port Alice
  • Redstone Indian Reserve
  • Takla Landing
  • Telegraph Creek

Increase by two LCD levels – 1 post

  • Fort Ware

Increase by one LCD level – 10 posts

  • Alert Bay
  • Hartley Bay
  • Kitkatla
  • Klemtu
  • Pallant Creek
  • Queen Charlotte
  • Sandspit
  • Sointula
  • Stewart
  • Tsay Keh

Decrease by two LCD level - 1 post ***

  • Lax Kw'alaams

The changes are effective June 1, 2008

*** Employees must be notified in writing.

Details regarding the methodology can be found in the « Guide to National Joint Council Rates and Allowances available at the following web address: http://www.njc-cnm.gc.ca/doc.php?did=117 &lang=en

Departments are to provide written notices, within 60 days of the date of this information notice, to employees who are affected by the changes as per Section 2.12 of the IPGHD as the total amount of the reduction in the living cost differential shall be effective on the first day of the fourth calendar month after the month in which written notice was received.

Departmental employees or regional staff should direct any questions on this subject to the appropriate departmental corporate official.

Claudia Zovatto
Senior Director
Excluded Groups and Administrative Policies
Labour Relations and Compensation Operations

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