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1 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 1 OP METRIC Pre-deployment Brief Welcome Families and Friends of HMCS Charlottetown

2 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 2 of 38 INTRODUCTIONS Commanding OfficerCdr Wade Carter Executive Officer LCdr Douglas Campbell Coxswain CPO1 Simon LePage MFRC REPS Colleen Calvert Wayne Moore Lauren Copeland

3 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 3 of 38 OUTLINE OPERATION METRIC Overview Overall Transit Departure and Arrival Plan Deployment Allowances and Benefits

4 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 4 of 38 OP METRIC OPERATION METRIC is the Canadian contribution to Maritime Security Operations in the Mediterranean CHARLOTTETOWN is the first ship to be deployed on OP METRIC to represent Canadian interests abroad CHARLOTTETOWN may be tasked to: Conduct Operational Boardings Be an escort Conduct patrols Participate in Maritime Interdiction Operations Inhibit illegal trafficking

5 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 5 of 38 Halifax, NS Gibraltar Taranto, Italy Operational Area TRANSIT TO THEATRE

6 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 6 of 38 OP METRIC – DEPARTURE CHARLOTTETOWN will depart Jetty (NB) on 08 Jan 2012 Families are encouraged to come to the ship prior to departure and spend time with loved ones on the flight deck

7 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 7 of 38 ARRIVAL PLAN HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN is expected to return home Aug 2012 The actual date, time and jetty will be determined at a later date

8 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 8 BENEFITS & ALLOWANCES HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN OP METRIC PO1 Beaupre, C Clk

9 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 9 of 38 Benefits and Allowances Prior to departure Transit to Theater In Theater for (OP METRIC) Return Transit to Halifax Once alongside in Halifax

10 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 10 PRIOR TO DEPARTURE

11 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 11 of 38 Family Care Assistance Financial support for childcare services for SERVICE COUPLES (both deployed) or SINGLE PARENTS who have dependants less than 18 yrs of age Treasury Board regulations: Max $35/day with declaration Max $75/day with receipt For amount spent after what you normally pay NON-TAXABLE

12 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 12 of 38 Personal Motor Vehicle Storage Personal Motor Vehicle Storage: For single members or members on Imposed Restrictions Married/common law members who own two vehicles. Only one vehicle is eligible to be stored Must be a commercial facility, actual and reasonable expense. On the return, up to $200.00 for roadworthiness test

13 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 13 of 38 Custodial Expenses For single members or married service couples where both are away for service reasons Can not claim if in Single Quarters $275/mth (with receipts) can be paid to ensure the security of vacant residence (extra insurance costs, lawn mowing, minor maintenance, snow removal, etc) Commercial service only

14 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 14 of 38 Storage Of Household Goods and Effects (HG&E) There is no entitlement to store HG&E with the exception of members on high rate separation expense and single members force out of quarters. Those members entitled to High Rate Separation expense must vacate their accommodations and are authorized to store unaccompanied HG&E at public expense

15 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 15 Transit to Theater Normal Sailing under CMS Command

16 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 16 of 38 Benefits during Transit to Theater Normal Pay, Post Living Differential, Sea Duty Allowance 10 Minute Phone Calls Every 3 Days Foreign Service Compassionate Travel Allowance

17 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 17 Benefits - In Theatre for OP METRIC

18 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 18 of 38 Tax Relief under Subsection 220 (3.1) of the Fairness Legislation Filing extension applies to CF members and their spouses where the CF member is deployed at any time during Jan, Feb, Mar or Apr of the current tax year, or in transit to or from operations. HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN will be requesting to have approval for an Income Tax Filing Extension for CHARLOTETOWN members and their spouses. NOTE 1: There is no extension for RRSP contributions Note 2: Members are to file ASAP upon return to Canada.

19 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 19 of 38 Benefits for Hardship Allowance 3 and Risk Allowance 1 Foreign Service Premium (min $745/month – non taxable) Hardship Allowance Level 3 (min $500/month–non taxable) Hardship Allowance Bonus (for qualified members) Risk Allowance Level 1 (min $167/month – non taxable) 15 Minute Phone Calls Every 3 Days Home Leave Travel Assistance Foreign Service Compassionate Travel Allowance

20 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 20 of 38 Benefits for Hardship Allowance 4 and Risk Allowance 3 – For Area’s of Heightened Operation Foreign Service Premium (min $745/month – non taxable) Hardship Allowance Level 4 ($666/month–non taxable) Hardship Allowance Bonus (for qualified members) Risk Allowance Level 3 ($500/month – non taxable) 15 Minute Phone Calls Every 3 Days Home Leave Travel Assistance Foreign Service Compassionate Travel Allowance

21 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 21 of 38 ****Risk Allowance 3**** While in area’s of heightened operation and receiving Risk Allowance level 3, regular pay and allowances are NON-TAXABLE. Maximum amount subject to tax relief is up to what a CPO1 earns per month, currently $8135

22 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 22 of 38 Operation Foreign Service Premium To cover expenses not specifically covered by other benefits Calculation: 1 point per month Foreign Service Points accumulated prior to 23 Jul 03 count towards Operation Foreign Service Premium.

23 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 23 of 38 Operation Foreign Service Premium Points LEVEL Amount 0 to 6 1A $745 7 to 12 1B $811 13 to 18 1C $878 19 to 241D $944 25 to 302A $1011 31 to 362B $1051 37 to 422C $1090 43 to 482D $1130 etc,

24 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 24 of 38 Hardship Allowance The intent of the Hardship Allowance is to compensate for the living conditions existing at a specific post. When Hardship Allowance benefits commence Sea Duty Allowance must be ceased as members are not entitled to receive both at the same time.

25 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 25 of 38 Hardship Allowance Levels LEVEL AMOUNT I$167.00 I$167.00 II$333.00 II$333.00 III$500.00 III$500.00 IV$666.00 IV$666.00

26 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 26 of 38 Hardship Allowance Bonus The intent of the Hardship Allowance bonus is to compensate members for repeated deployments The rate varies according to the members length of service on operations and is calculated as a percentage of the authorized Hardship Allowance level Points are accumulated for services at a rate of one point per calendar month

27 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 27 of 38 Hardship Allowance Bonus 7 - 12 points20 % 13 - 18 points30% 19 - 24 points40% 25 – 30 points50% 31 – 36 points60%

28 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 28 of 38 Risk Allowance The intent of the Risk Allowance is to compensate for the risks associated with a specific post.

29 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 29 of 38 Risk Allowance LEVEL AMOUNT I$167.00 II$333.00 III$500.00 IV$666.00

30 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 30 of 38 Area of Operation - Benefits points (0-6) (7-12) Operation Foreign Service 745.00 811.00 Premium Hardship - Level 3 500.00 500.00 Hardship Bonus (7-12 = 20%) 0.00 100.00 Risk - Level 1 167.00 167.00 TOTAL 1412.00 1578.00

31 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 31 of 38 Area’s of Heightened Operation points (0-6) (7-12) OPS FSP Points 745.00 811.00 HARDSHIP - LEVEL 4 666.00 666.00 HA Bonus (7-12 = 20%) 0.00 133.20 RISK - LEVEL 3 500.00 500.00 TOTAL 1,911.00 2110.20

32 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 32 of 38 Mission Leave Mission leave is designed to allow members the opportunity to quit the mission area and relieve stress in a non-threatening location, usually back in Canada Mission Leave is 2.5 days per month To be used in conjunction with your Home Leave Travel Assistance Unused mission leave will be automatically converted to special leave in lieu of mission leave at the end of deployment

33 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 33 of 38 Predetermined Payment (PDP) Allow the member or the Pay Office to establish a preset banking amount (similar to Split allotment) Allow flexibility to change the amount for mid and end month pay When entitlement fluctuate throughout the deployment, this will ensure your normal pay and allowance arrive in your bank account on time

34 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 34 of 38 Home Leave Travel Assistance Home Leave Travel Assistance is a financial benefit to provide transportation assistance to permit members to reunite with their next of kin Home Leave Travel Assistance provides three options: Member returns to home (Home Leave Travel Assistance) Next of kin travels to member at port of call (Reverse Home Leave Travel Assistance ) Members and next of kin travel to a third location (Third location Home Leave Travel Assistance ) If the CO authorizes a Third Location Home Leave Travel Assistance, then the benefit is an allowance, not a reimbursement

35 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 35 Benefits – Return Transit to Halifax Back to normal sailing

36 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 36 of 38 Benefits – Return Transit to Halifax Normal Pay, Post Living Differential, Sea Duty Allowance 10 Minute Phone Calls Every 3 Days Foreign Service Compassionate Travel Allowance

37 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 37 Once Back Alongside In Halifax

38 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 38 of 38 Alongside In Halifax Disembarkation Leave (7 days) Special Leave Travel Assistance as applicable Convert Unused Mission Leave to Special Leave (if applicable)

39 Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship CHARLOTTETOWN 39 of 38 QUESTIONS?


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