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CANFORGEN 062/12 was published, the Canadian Forces Severance Pay (CFSP)

http://www.journalservir.com/news.php?id=513

Daniel Rancourt – Servir

Since CANFORGEN 062/12 was published, the Canadian Forces Severance Pay (CFSP) issue has aroused everyone’s interest. Linda Thibodeau, a supervisor at the Release Centre for the Montreal and Saint?Jean garrisons, has outlined the key points.

The two information sessions given recently by Ms. Thibodeau were presented to a full house in the auditoriums at both the Saint?Jean and Montreal garrisons. “In Montreal, there was not even enough room,” she clarified. “We are expecting the same large numbers at the presentation in Valcartier on May 31. We would like to encourage people to be proactive and not to wait until fall or the last minute. There are military members who will be deployed in the coming months. They must take the time to review their situation, think about it, and discuss it with their spouse in order to make the best decision.”

The Canadian Forces Severance Pay (CFSP) is replacing the Severance Pay and the Reserve Force Retirement Gratuity, which have both been cancelled. Therefore, between the end of August and the end of September 2012, all members of the Canadian Forces enlisted before March 1, 2012, whether they are in the Regular or Reserve Force (class A, B and C), will receive an information package in the mail from Ottawa.

The package will contain an estimate of the service time in the Canadian Forces (in years and days) eligible for the CFSP. “Each military member will be responsible for verifying the estimate and for making sure that all the information in the documents is accurate and up to date,” stated Ms. Thibodeau.

As of September 10, teams will be in place (in Montreal, Saint?Jean and Valcartier) to help military members who would like to make corrections to the information in the estimate. However, the military member must be the one to provide the source documents so that the corrections can be made.

Three options, one date

Once the information has been verified, approved and corrected, military members must choose from among three options for the CFSP payment.

- The first option consists of receiving a complete payment in lieu of severance pay before release. If a military member chooses that option, and a few years later he must be released from the CF for a “non?voluntary” reason, he will receive the remaining portion of the CFSP upon release.

- The second option allows military members to receive a portion of the CFSP before release and the rest upon release. The CFSP that they will receive upon release will thus be calculated on the basis of the rate of pay that corresponds to their substantive rank upon release.

- The third option is to collect all the CFSP upon release from the CF.

Military members must make their choice and then sign and return the document between December 15, 2012, and March 15, 2013.

Taxable income

It should be noted that regardless of the option selected, the payment received in lieu of the CFSP is considered income and is thus taxable. For military members who choose option 1 or 2, they should know the status of their contribution to a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) in order to potentially benefit from reduced tax deductions at source. They are advised to consult the Canada Revenue Agency and Revenu Québec about the matter.

“We recommend that military members consult their financial advisor or planner in order to have a broad overview of their financial situation and make the choice that suits them best,” said Ms. Thibodeau. “Obviously, the employees at the SISIP financial services are well suited to help military members because they understand the military members’ situation. Since they are employees, they are neutral and will not earn commissions by suggesting one solution over another.”

Other considerations: the maximum number of years for which severance pay is payable is no more than 30. The rate of pay that will determine the payment amount corresponds to the substantive rank, including the increases on the effective date.

In addition, please note that for military members who choose option 1 or 2, the payment may take up to one year, depending on the date when the military members indicate their choice.

The authorities in Ottawa expect to receive approximately 70,000 applications for CFSP options. “All applications will be verified by Ottawa,” added Linda Thibodeau. “With the budget restrictions and reductions in staff, it may take some time. Lastly, it is important to specify that the decision will be final and that there will be no extension of the time limit. It is the responsibility of military members to provide the source documents and to send their choice of option to Ottawa before March 15, 2013,” said Ms. Thibodeau.

For military members who have not indicated their choice by that date, the authorities will consider option 3 as their choice.

Ms. Thibodeau’s presentation is available in French and in English on the intranet at: http://armyonline.kingston.mil.ca/SQFT/143000440002737/PRESENTATION_IDFC.PPT#257.

FAQs will soon be available under the heading What’s New on the intranet (DIN/DWAN).

For further information, please write to: +crhm libérations@5gss svc sn pers@st-jean.

For pension calculation estimate questions, please write to: +crhm calcul pens@5 gss svc sn pers@st-jean.
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Pay increases and changes to severance benefits for CF personnel – Q&A
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2012, 08:02:23 PM »
Pay increases and changes to severance benefits for Canadian Forces personnel – Q&A


http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dgcb-dgras/ps/sg-ig/sg-ig/pi-as-eng.asp

Q1.   What wage increases will Canadian Forces (CF) members receive?

A1.   Wage increases for most CF members will be 1.75% for 2011-2012, 1.50% for 2012-2013 and two percent for 2013-2014.  Included in the pay increases are adjustments of 0.25% for FY 2011-2012 and 0.50% for FY 2013-2014 in consideration of the changes to the severance benefit.

In addition, the CF environmental allowances (for example:  Paratroop, Rescue Specialist, Aircrew, Land Duty, Sea Duty) and special allowances (Submarine Crewing, Special Operations Assaulter, Stress Allowance for Test Participants, and Special Allowance Canadian Forces Station Alert) are increased by 1.50% each year for FY 2011-2012, FY 2012-2013 and FY 2013-2014.

At this time, there has been no decision made regarding wage increases applicable to General Officers, Colonels, and Legal Officers in the rank of Brigadier General, Colonel and Lieutenant-Colonel of the Legal Branch for FY 2013-2014.

For Legal Officers in the rank of Captain and Major, pay increases are subject to a separate process and will be announced at a later date.

The revised rates of pay and allowances are available on the DGCB website

Q2.   Why has the accumulation of severance benefits for resignations and retirements ceased for the military?

A2.   Severance benefits for the purpose of resignation and retirement are infrequent amongst other employers.

In addition, the ending of the severance entitlement for retirement and resignation will provide financial predictability for the Government in these times of fiscal restraint.

In this context, the Government signed collective agreements with bargaining units representing over 95,000 public servants that included the elimination of severance for voluntary departures.

Since compensation for the CF is benchmarked to that of public servants, these changes now also apply to CF members.

Q3.    What impact do the changes to severance benefits have for CF members releasing for reasons of retirement and resignation?

A3.  CF members will cease to accrue eligible years of service for a severance benefit paid upon retirement and resignation.

The accumulation ceases:

    effective 1 October 11, for General Officers, Colonels, and Legal Officers in the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel and above;
    effective the date of promotion, for members promoted to the substantive rank of Colonel and to Legal Officers to the substantive rank of Lieutenant-Colonel after 30 September 2011 and before 1 March 2012; and
    effective 1 March 2012, for all other CF Officers and Non-Commissioned Members (NCMs), excluding Military Judges.

CF members will have an opportunity to receive a one-time payment in lieu of their accumulated severance benefit. 

The calculation of a severance benefit will be based on a CF member’s years of eligible service, including prorated partial years, to a lifetime maximum of 30 years.

Q4.   What are some of the advantages to the changes to severance benefits?

A4.   Under the new provisions, members will be able to receive a full or partial payment of their severance benefits by indicating that this is their choice during the election period mid-December 2012 to mid-March 2013, rather than waiting to receive this payment at release. This can give members greater flexibility in financial planning prior to retirement.

Under previous severance benefit provisions, all members voluntarily releasing (release Item 4(c)) with less than ten years of eligible service received no benefit. Regular Force members releasing voluntarily with ten or more years of eligible service received a benefit calculated at 3.5 days of pay per year.  A Reserve Force Retirement Gratuity (RFRG) benefit for eligible Reserve Force members releasing voluntarily with ten to twenty years of eligible service was calculated at 3.5 days of pay per year; with twenty or more years of eligible service, it was calculated at 7 days of pay per year.  Under the new provisions, all severance benefits will be calculated at 7 days of pay for every year of eligible service, including partial years.  The requirement to have a certain number of years before being eligible for severance benefits when voluntarily releasing has been eliminated.

Under previous severance benefit provisions, benefits were calculated based on full years of service.  Under new provisions, a severance benefit will include prorated partial years of eligible service to the lifetime maximum of 30 years. For example, a member with 23 years and 50 days of eligible service would have received a benefit for 23 years only under the former provisions.  Under the new severance pay provisions, the member would receive a payment for the total period.

In addition, eligible Primary Reserve Force service will be calculated based on elapsed time (i.e. continuous enrolment) rather than paid service.

Q5.   What will be the impact of the changes on departures for involuntary reasons?

A5.   The accumulation of years of eligible service continues for a member who is released for medical reasons (release Items 3(a) and 3(b)), or involuntarily (release Items 5(b), 5(d), 5(e), or 5(c) where the member has not reached retirement age under QR and O Chapter 15 but has completed the period of obligatory service because of a change in classification or trade specifications or in the establishment requirements of the CF). For these release items, and for death, the severance benefit will be calculated at seven days per year of eligible service and paid at the rate of pay for the substantive rank at release to a 30 year lifetime maximum.

Q6. What are the options for the payment in lieu of a severance benefit?

A6.   Members have three options regarding the payment of a severance benefit under the revised policy:

    elect to be paid a full severance benefit prior to release;
    elect to be paid part of a severance benefit prior to release and to receive any remaining severance benefit at release, or
    receive all severance benefits at release.

Q7.   When will the election period occur?

A7.   The election period will be between mid-December 2012 and mid-March 2013.

Q8.   What rate of pay will be used to determine the payment in lieu?

A8.   The payment in lieu of a severance benefit will be based on the CF member’s substantive rank and pay increment for the following effective dates:

    1 October 2011, Colonel and above or Lieutenant-Colonel Legal and above;
    date of promotion if promoted substantively to Colonel or Lieutenant-Colonel Legal between 1 October 2011 and 29 February 2012; and
    1 March 2012, NCMs and all other Officers.

Q9.   What rate of pay will be used to determine the severance benefit upon release?

A9.   Should a CF member elect to receive a severance benefit upon release, then the monthly rate of pay and pay increment for the member’s substantive rank in effect on the date of release or transfer, from the Regular Force or Primary Reserve Force, will be used to calculate the final severance benefit.

Q10. What happens if a CF member does not make an election before the deadline?

A10. An election for a payment in lieu of a severance benefit is a one-time opportunity. Once made, an election is irrevocable.

If the deadline is missed or if a member chooses not to make an election, it will be deemed that a member has chosen to receive their severance benefit payment on the day before the member ceases to serve in the Regular Force or in the Primary Reserve.

The election period will not be extended, and no elections will be processed if received after the end of the election period.

Q11. Will the payment in lieu be taxable?

A11. The payment in lieu of a severance benefit is considered employment income. As such, the one time payment will be subject to Income Tax and will be reported as income on the T4 (Relevé 1 in Quebec).

If a CF member has unused RRSP room, they can request for a reduction of Income Tax at source. Please consult the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for further details; residents of Quebec should consult Revenu Quebec (MRQ).

Q12. How many such payouts will be made?

A12. To date, over 100,000 Regular and Reserve Force members are affected by the cessation of severance accumulation for resignation and retirement.

Q13. When will payments be sent to members?

A13. Payments will be processed on an ongoing basis once election forms are received and information is verified.

Q14. What is the largest anticipated payment in lieu likely to be?

A14. The payment in lieu of a severance benefit is calculated at the rate of one week of pay for each year of eligible service up to a lifetime maximum of 30 years.

The largest potential payment in lieu of a severance benefit would be at the maximum level paid to officers at the highest ranks.

Q15. What is the rationale behind this, in a time of government austerity?

A15. The cessation of accumulation of severance benefits brought public service compensation more in line with the private sector, where severance benefits for voluntary separation are usually not offered. The compensation package for CF members is benchmarked to that of the public service.
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CANFORGEN 119/12 CMP 049/12 191805Z JUN 12
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS - PAYMENT IN LIEU OF CANADIAN FORCES SEVERANCE PAY
UNCLASSIFIED
REF: A. CANFORGEN 062/12
<http://vcds.mil.ca/vcds-exec/pubs/canforgen/2012/062-12_e.asp> 

B. CBI 204.40
<http://cmp-cpm.forces.mil.ca/dgcb/cbi/engraph/cbi_chapter-204_e.asp?sidesection=6> 

    THE PURPOSE OF THIS CANFORGEN IS TO INFORM ALL MEMBERS OF THE REGULAR FORCE (REG F) AND THE PRIMARY RESERVE (P RES) OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS AND TIMELINES RELATED TO THE PAYMENT IN LIEU (PIL) OF THE CANADIAN FORCES SEVERANCE PAY (CFSP)

    IN ORDER TO PROCESS FILES IN A TIMELY FASHION, A TEAM WILL BE ESTABLISHED IN OTTAWA UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF DIRECTOR MILITARY CAREERS ADMINISTRATION (DMCA) AND NAMED QUOTE DMCA 4 PAYMENT IN LIEU TEAM UNQUOTE OR THE DMCA 4 PIL TEAM). THE MAIN TASKS OF THE DMCA 4 PIL TEAM WILL BE TO:

            AUDIT THE FILES OF ALL REG F MEMBERS WHO ELECT TO CASH OUT 51 PERCENT OR MORE OF THE PIL
            AUDIT THE FILES OF ALL REG F MEMBERS AUDIT THE FILES OF ALL REG F MEMBERS WITH PREVIOUS SERVICE (IN REG F OR RES F) WHO ELECT TO CASH OUT ANY PORTION OF THE PIL
            AUDIT THE FILES OF ALL RES F MEMBERS WHO ELECT TO CASH OUT ANY PORTION OF THE PIL AND
            RESPOND TO PIL-RELATED QUERIES

    ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS:
            FALL 2012: EVERY REG F AND P RES MEMBER WILL RECEIVE A PIL ESTIMATE
            ON OR AFTER 17 SEP 12: CF MEMBERS WHO HAVE NOT RECEIVED A PIL ESTIMATE WILL BE REQUIRED TO ADVISE THEIR UNIT CHIEF CLERK. IN ORDER TO REQUEST PIL ESTIMATES, THE UNIT CHIEF CLERK WILL BE REQUIRED TO SEND A CONSOLIDATED LIST TO DIRECTOR MILITARY PAY AND ACCOUNTS PROCESSING (DMPAP) VIA EMAIL TO: MILPAYHELPDESK(AT SIGN)FORCES.GC.CA <mailto:milpayhelpdesk@forces.gc.ca> 
            RESPONSIBILITY OF CF MEMBERS: SO AS TO ENSURE THAT THE PIL INFORMATION IS ACCURATE, ALL REG F AND P RES MEMBERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO CONFIRM THEIR YEARS OF SERVICE (YOS) (NOTE: YOS MUST BE ELIGIBLE SERVICE AS DEFINED IN CBI 204.40)
            INACCURATE INFORMATION: CF MEMBERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO CONTACT THEIR UNIT ORDERLY ROOM (OR) IN ORDER TO CONFIRM THE ACCURACY OF THEIR YOS WRT THEIR PIL ESTIMATE. IN THE EVENT OF A DISCREPANCY, MEMBERS MAY BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE DOCUMENTS SUPPORTING PREVIOUS SERVICE
            ELECTION PERIOD: THE ELECTION PERIOD IS FROM 14 DEC 12 TO 13 MAR 13. AS PER REF B, EXTENSIONS TO THE ELECTION PERIOD WILL NOT BE AUTHORIZED. MEMBERS WHOSE BASE OR UNIT OR HAS NOT RECEIVED) THE ELECTION FORM BY 2359 HOURS ON 28 MAR 13 WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RECEIVE THEIR CFSP UNTIL THEIR RELEASE FROM THE CF
            ELECTION TYPE: AS PER REF A, MEMBERS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
           
            (1) FULL ELECTION: ELECT A ONE-TIME PIL PAYMENT OF ALL THEIR SEVERANCE BENEFITS
           
            (2) PARTIAL ELECTION: ELECT A ONE-TIME PIL PAYMENT FOR A PORTION OF THEIR SEVERANCE BENEFITS AND DEFER THE REMAINING AMOUNT UNTIL RELEASE OR
           
            (3) NO ELECTION: MEMBERS WILL RECEIVE ALL SEVERANCE BENEFITS AT RELEASE

            CANADIAN FORCES SEVERANCE PAY - ELECTION FORM (CBI 204.40(4)) (REFERRED TO AS CFSP ELECTION FORM): IS TO BE MADE AVAILABLE AT EACH BASE/UNIT OR IT WILL ALSO BE POSTED ON THE DMCA 4 PIL TEAM WEBSITE. CF MEMBERS WHO MAKE A FULL OR PARTIAL ELECTION WILL BE REQUIRED TO FILL OUT THE CFSP ELECTION FORM AND SUBMIT IT TO THEIR BASE/UNIT OR DURING THE ELECTION PERIOD
            PIL ELECTION IS IRREVOCABLE. ELECTIONS MADE BEFORE 14 DEC 12 OR AFTER THE 2359 HRS ON 13 MAR 13 WILL BE CONSIDERED INVALID AND WILL NOT BE PROCESSED
            IN THE CASE OF MEMBERS WHO DO NOT MAKE AN ELECTION: IT WILL BE DEEMED THAT THEY HAVE CHOSEN TO DEFER THEIR PAYMENT OF BENEFITS UNTIL THEIR RELEASE FROM THE CF
            COMPLETED CFSP ELECTION FORM: CF MEMBERS SHALL/MUST ENSURE THAT THEIR COMPLETED CFSP ELECTION FORM IS RECEIVED BY THE BASE/UNIT OR NO LATER THAN 2359 HRS ON 28 MAR 13. MEMBERS CAN SUBMIT THEIR CFSP ELECTION FORM VIA MAIL, HAND CARRY, EMAIL OR FAX
            DATE STAMP CONFIRMATION REQUIREMENT: BASE/UNIT OR SHALL/MUST STAMP THE CFSP ELECTION FORMS SO AS TO CONFIRM THE DATE THEY WERE RECEIVED. THE OR CLERK WILL BE REQUIRED TO STAMP AND SIGN THE CFSP ELECTION FORM AS SOON AS IT IS RECEIVED (AND TO LEGIBLY PRINT SIGNATURE BLOCK BELOW SIGNATURE)
            CFSP ELECTION FORM VERIFICATION: THE BASE/UNIT OR WILL PERFORM THE INITIAL VERIFICATION OF THE CFSP ELECTION FORM. THE OR WILL CONFIRM THAT ELECTION WAS MADE DURING THE ELECTION PERIOD (IAW PARA 3 H ABOVE). ONCE COMPLETE, THE OR WILL INITIATE THE PIL CALCULATION WORKSHEET. THE BASE/UNIT OR WILL COMPLETE SECTIONS A, B, C, AND D OF THE PIL CALCULATION WORKSHEET
            REG F MEMBERS WITH NO PREVIOUS SERVICE WHO ELECT 50 PERCENT OR LESS OF THE PIL BENEFIT: THE BASE/UNIT OR WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROCESS THE PAYMENT IN CCPS. ONCE THIS IS DONE, A COPY OF THE CFSP ELECTION FORM AND PIL CALCULATION WORKSHEET SHALL/MUST BE SENT TO DMCA 4 PIL TEAM AND THE ORIGINAL SHALL/MUST BE PUT AWAY (PA) IN THE MEMBER S PERS FILE
            ALL REG F MEMBERS WITH PREVIOUS SERVICE AND ALL
P RES MEMBERS WHO ELECT THE PIL: BASE/UNIT OR WILL CREATE A TD FOLDER TO INCLUDE SOME OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING DOCS:
           
            (1) CFSP ELECTION FORM (ORIGINAL)
           
            (2) PIL CALCULATION WORKSHEET (ORIGINAL)
           
            (3) CANADIAN FORCES ENROLMENT FORM (CF 444)
           
            (4) ENROLMENT/TRANSFER POSTING MSG (ETP MSG)
           
            (5) VERIFICATION OF FORMER SERVICE MSG (VFS MSG)
           
            (6) STATEMENT OF RESERVE SERVICE (CF 1007)
           
            (7) DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE ARREARS VERIFICATION - CFSA (CFSA 300)
           
            (8) SEVERANCE PAY/REHABILITATION LEAVE WORKSHEET
           
            (9) RESERVE FORCE RETIREMENT GRATUITY WORKSHEET
           
            (10) PREVIOUS QUALIFYING SERVICE CALCULATION NOTIFICATION (DND 1112)
           
            (11) APPROVED PERIOD OF EXEMPTION FROM DUTY AND TRAINING
           
            (12) APPROVED PERIOD OF NON-EFFECTIVE STRENGTH
           
            (13) PROMOTION MESSAGE (SUBSTANTIVE) OR COURSE REPORT FOR SUBSTANTIVE PROMOTION
           
            (14) ROUTE LETTERS AND
           
            (15) ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS THAT RELATE TO NO-PAID SERVICE (E.G. LWOP, LOP DETENTION, AWOL FORFEITURES, ETC)

            ALL REG F MEMBERS WHO ELECT 51 PERCENT AND/OR MORE: BASE/UNIT OR WILL CREATE A TD FOLDER (TO INCLUDE THE ITEMS LISTED IN PARA 3 SUB PARA N ABOVE) AND WILL SEND THE FOLDER TO THE DMCA 4 PIL TEAM. BASE/UNIT OR MAY SCAN AND SEND ELECTRONICALLY THROUGH THE MAIL SYSTEM. IF THE OR SCANS THE TD FOLDER, THE DMCA 4 PIL TEAM WILL UTILIZE AND CERTIFY THE SCANNED COPY, AFTER WHICH IT SHALL/MUST BE TREATED AS THE ORIGINAL
            THE DMCA 4 PIL TEAM WILL PERFORM THE FINAL AUDIT FOR MEMBERS IDENTIFIED AT PARA 2 N AND PARA 2 O. DMCA 4 PIL TEAM WILL:
           
            (1) VERIFY THE PIL CALCULATION WORKSHEET
           
            (2) CERTIFY THE ENTITLEMENT FOR PAYMENT AND
           
            (3) DISTRIBUTE IAW SUB PARAS S AND T BELOW

            TO AVOID UNNECESSARY DELAYS WITH REGARD TO
PAYMENT FOR CF MEMBERS, UNITS MUST PROVIDE COMPLETE DOCUMENTATION IN THE TD FOLDER-SCANNED DOCUMENT. IF SOME DOCUMENTS ARE MISSING, A LETTER WILL BE SENT TO THE BASE-UNIT OR AND TO THE CF MEMBER CONCERNEDTHROUGH THE COMMANDING OFFICER. THAT LETTER WILL STATE WHAT INFORMATION MUST BE PROVIDED. THE DMCA 4 PIL TEAM WILL PLACE THE MEMBER S FILE ON HOLD UNTIL IT RECEIVES THE NECESSARY INFORMATION

            IF AN ERROR IS FOUND ON THE PIL CALCULATION WORKSHEET, THE DMCA 4 PIL TEAM WILL CORRECT THE ERROR AND AN OBSERVATION LETTER WILL BE SENT TO THE MEMBER THROUGH THE BASE/UNIT COMMANDING OFFICER TO INFORM HIM OR HER OF THE OBSERVATION/ERROR THAT HAS BEEN CORRECTED
            FOR REG F MEMBERS IDENTIFIED AT PARA 2 N AND 2 O: AFTER THE AUDIT IN PARA 3 P ABOVE HAS BEEN COMPLETED, THE DMCA 4 PIL TEAM WILL FORWARD THE CERTIFIED DOCUMENTS TO THE BASE/UNIT OR FOR PAYMENT PROCESSING IN CCPS. ONCE PAID ALL CERTIFIED DOCUMENTS (WITH ALL ASSOCIATED PAPERWORK) SHALL/MUST BE PUT AWAY (PA) IN THE MEMBER S PERS FILE AND
            FOR RES F MEMBERS: DMCA 4 PIL TEAM WILL SEND CERTIFIED PIL FORMS TO DMPAP IN ORDER TO PROCESS THE PAYMENT
    TIMELINE AS FOLLOWS:
            1 JUNE 2012: STAND UP OF DMCA 4 PIL TEAM
            SEP 2012: ESTIMATE PACKAGE MAILED OUT
            15 OCT 2012: DMCA 4 PIL TEAM OPERATIONAL
            14 DEC 2012: ELECTION PERIOD BEGINS
            13 MAR 2013: THE ELECTION PERIOD ENDS AT 2359 HRS, AND
            FROM 14 DEC 2012 ONWARD: THE OR OF EACH UNIT CAN COMMENCE AUDITING THE COMPLETED CFSP ELECTION FORMS AND INITIATE THE PIL CALCULATION WORKSHEETS ON BEHALF OF ITS MEMBERS. PAYMENT IS TO BE PROVIDED TO MEMBERS ONCE THE PIL PROCESS-AUDIT HAS BEEN COMPLETED (DATE TBC)
    PATIENCE WILL BE REQUIRED THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE PROCESS. OWING TO MANNING SHORTFALLS, THE DMCA 4 PIL TEAM AND DMPAP WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PROVIDE FILE SITREPS
    ONCE THE DMCA 4 PIL TEAM HAS BEEN STOOD UP, QUESTIONS RELATED TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS CAN BE SENT VIA EMAIL. THIS ADDRESS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN A FUTURE CANFORGEN
    SIGNED BY RADM A. SMITH, CMP

 

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