Employees required to work in field operations may claim for meals and accommodations as outlined in this policy.
This policy applies to all employees. Bargaining unit employees should also consult their respective collective agreements.
|Field Operations||departmentally defined duties which require employees to work, for periods of time, away from their permanent headquarters|
|Mid-shift Meal||lunch, where employees are working a day or midnight shift; supper, where employees are working an evening shift|
|Patrol Area||a stretch of land or water, designated by the Employer, which employees are required to patrol|
|Permanent Headquarters||the building or other place of employment where employees are normally stationed or required to use as a permanent base of operations|
|Permanent Headquarters Area||the 20 kilometer area surrounding the building or other regular place of employment which is deemed by the Deputy Minister to be an employee's headquarters area|
|Temporary Headquarters||a work site away from employees' permanent headquarters to which employees are temporarily assigned|
It is the responsibility of individual departments to:
It is the responsibility of employees to submit travel claims in a timely manner.
Employees involved in field operations may claim meal allowances:
Where government-owned or government arranged accommodations are provided, employees may:
Board and lodging will not be paid to an employee who lives in the immediate area of the work location or who is hired for that work location only.
Where accommodations, other than government-owned or government arranged, are required for a period of more than one month for field operations, the Employer will seek the most economical rate available based on weekly or monthly rates.
Field personnel may, with the approval of the Deputy Minister, use and/or share with other employees, their own self-contained trailers provided that:
Last Policy Update: March 15, 2000