"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." How about: "Give a member the regulation and you've answered his question, this time anyway. Give him the references to look them up himself and it saves bandwidth here!"
I've noticed that many of the questions on the boards are "what is the regulation for this", or "where would I find out about this" etc. While many people on this board know where to look for these, and sometimes enjoy the hunt for the obscure, the member is not learning from this. In the work environment, I always handed the pub to someone asking me a question like that and have him research it on his own. It's amazing how much you can learn from doing this.
But I am aware that many people either don't have the access to some references, or wouldn't know the reference if it hit them on the head, or even know where to begin. In talking with Mike, I suggested that these be provided on the board for easier access. I know that there are more that would also be beneficial, but here are some to get everyone started. Over time, you will get used to what can be found in each area. Until then, enjoy the hunt!
~ CFAO's - Canadian Forces Administrative Orders
~ QR&O's - Queen's Regulations and Orders these are broken down into 4 Volumes: Administrative, Disciplinary, Financial and Appendices
~ DAOD's - Defence Administrative Orders and Directives
~ CBI's - Compensation and Benefit Instructions "These instructions contain policy and administrative information related to the issue of pay and allowances, reimbursement for
travel, and other expenses arising out of military service as applicable to CF members.Where appropriate, instructions have
replaced articles repealed from Queen's Regulations and Orders."
~ ADM (HR-Mil) Instructions "ADM(HR-Mil) Instructions serve as a formal means of advising all Canadian Forces personnel of administrative direction and
procedural aspects of policy and/or directions emanating from within ADM(HR-Mil) and not considered suitable for publication
as a DAOD."