Hello everyone. I am hoping someone out there is familiar with Restricted posting (Service Couple) Everybody calls it IR, but it isn't apparently. Anyway, I am posted to Comox, and my wife isn't. I am being told there is no requirement for a HHT as there are quarters available. Where can I find the type of quarters required for IR? I am pretty sure there's a kitchen requirement but I can't find the reference. I have a few more questions specific to Service couples, but they are specific to my situation, so if someone would be willing to off line comms that would be great.
K, you're right that it technically isn't IR when it comes to an MSC split to different locations. Some call it SB-YOYO (sorry buds, you're on your own) for the manner in which the CAF cares for MSCs. It its coldest, pure factual dealing with the situation, the CAF considers you and your spouse as independently self-supporting family members, so I'm not sure you get much more than a "you can get a free room in the shacks if you want, if there are some available," but when I was last at a line unit (on IR - got free shacks, but nothing else (SE/separation expense was long dead at that point) - at lease we were eventually allowed to opt out of the stupidly expensive base feeding meal plan when R&Q was officially decoupled)
I recall what you are referring to about the kitchenette, etc... but I think that now applies only to IR (not separately locates MSCs on Restricted Posting), so you may be getting as much as you're going to get with the "We have shacks, take it or leave it, no HHT/DIT....although I thought DIT still applied....best to check, but I believe CFIRP 2009-2016 still applies: Section 4.03
The purpose of a DIT (destination inspection trip) is to:
- visit the new place of duty and provide the opportunity to:
- inspecting replacement residences
- inspect purchased property
- finalize school arrangement
- arrange specific medical requirements / specialized care; or
- make administrative arrangements related to the pending relocation
|CF members who have ...||are entitled to ...|
|- not secured accommodation at the new place of duty ||- already secured accommodation, purchased property, or officially contracted for the construction of a replacement residence|
|- an HHT.||￼- a DIT.|
That said, it is more than a year since I had to go rummaging through the policies on this one, so some other folks may be closer to the pulse on current policies of 'support', K.
Good luck and thanks for your continued service doing what you do!