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Vacation Travel Assistance update and designation of a new isolated post

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To: Designated Departmental Contacts, Isolated Posts and Government Housin

The purpose of this notice is to provide departments and agencies with the new Vacation Travel Assistance (VTA) rates which are effective and published today, for all isolated posts under the Isolated Posts and Government Housing Directive (IPGHD).

In addition, the National Joint Council Isolated Posts and Government Housing Committee has approved the designation of Shoal River / Pelican Rapids, Manitoba as a new isolated posts under the IPGHD. All allowances and benefits for this location will be effective .

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.

Departmental employees or regional staff should direct any questions on this subject to the appropriate departmental corporate official. View the list of Designated Departmental Contacts.

Sean Ross
A/Senior Director
Union Engagement and National Joint Council support
Compensation and Labour Relations Sector
Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer

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