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42.01 (1) An employee who terminates his/her employment with the N.W.T. Public Service and certifies his/her intention of leaving the Northwest Territories or moving to another settlement within the Northwest Territories will be entitled to Ultimate Removal Assistance, as outlined in this Article.
  (2) An employee who has provided the Employer with medical confirmation that the employee is terminally ill, and who certifies his/her intention of leaving the Northwest Territories or moving to another settlement within the Northwest Territories will be entitled to Ultimate Removal Assistance, as outlined in this Article. If the employee returns to work, any subsequent entitlement to Ultimate Removal Assistance will be reduced by the amount of Ultimate Removal Assistance previously received under this clause.
 

ENTITLEMENT

42.02 (a) (i)

Length of Service

An employee’s entitlement to Ultimate Removal Assistance is based on years of continuous service with the Government of the Northwest Territories as follows:

ENTITLEMENT

Length of Service Entitlement

less than 3 years
3 years but less than 4
4 years but less than 5
5 years but less than 6
6 years but less than 7
7 years but less than 8
8 years and over

none
50%
60%
70%
80%
90%
100%

 

A year of service is the twelve (12) month period to the anniversary date of initial appointment.

    (ii)

Maximum Reimbursement

The entitlement to ultimate removal assistance under this Article is the applicable percentage of the amount for the community in which the employee is employed upon termination as set out in the schedule below:

MAXIMUM REIMBURSEMENT SCHEDULE

Community Maximum Assistance Community Maximim Assistance
Aklavik 13,440 Jean Marie River 7,710
Behchoko 6,318 Kakisa 6,595
Colville Lake 10,880 Lutselk'e 8,320
Deline 9,600 Nahanni Butte 8,320
Dettah 6,329 Norman Wells 9,600
Enterprise 6,595 Paulatuk 13,440
Fort Good Hope 10,880 Rankin Inlet 8,634
Fort Liard 7,924 Sachs Harbour 14,720
Fort McPherson 12,693 Trout Lake 8,320
Fort Providence 6,770 Tsiigehtchic 12,372
Fort Resolution 7,428 Tuktoyaktuk 13,440
Fort Simpson 7,710 Tulita 9,600
Fort Smith 5,737 Ulukhaktok 13,440
Gameti 8,320 Wekweeti 8,320
Hay River 6,595 Whati 7,680
Hay River Reserve 6,595 Wrigley 8,191
Inuvik 12,800 Yellowknife 6,329
Iqaluit 10,284    
  (b) Laid off employees and the dependants of deceased employees shall be eligible for 100% of the amount for the community in which the employee is employed upon termination as set out in the schedule above. In the case of the dependants of deceased employees the cost of shipping the body is in addition to the entitlement.
  (c) Subject to Article 42.02(a), employees hired after August 5, 1976, whose community of residence remains the same as his/her point of recruitment will be entitled to removal assistance as follows:after 10 years of service, 100% entitlement.
  (d) Where an employee is hired and subsequently appointed to either an indeterminate or term position, as long as the employee maintains continuous service, the point of recruitment will be deemed to be the employee’s community of residence at the time of initial hire.
42.03 Payment of Ultimate Removal Assistance
  a)

Payment of ultimate removal assistance as a lump sum will be made upon the provision of evidence satisfactory to the Department of Human Resources that the employee has moved from his/her community of residence. Such evidence must be submitted to the Department of Human Resources within twenty one (21) months from the date of termination.

  b) The employee is responsible for making all moving arrangements and paying for his/her move.
  c) Employees must move from his/her community of residence within eighteen (18) months from the date of termination.
  d) If a former employee does not move from his/her community of residence within eighteen (18) months from the date of termination or has failed to submit satisfactory evidence, he/she will no longer be entitled to the Ultimate Removal Assistance.
  e)

Only one entitlement will be paid per family unit.

 

EMPLOYEES HIRED BEFORE AUGUST 5, 1976

42.04

Subject to the maximum reimbursement rates set out in Article 42.02(a)(ii); all employees, including those hired locally, who were hired before August 5, 1976, may choose to use their previous ultimate removal entitlement of twenty dollars ($20.00) per month of service. Although the maximum entitlement is twenty dollars ($20.00) per month of continuous service, the claim must be backed by freight bills and travel receipts.  The Territorial Government will not pay more than the total of the substantiated claim, nor will it pay more than a maximum of two thousand, four hundred dollars ($2,400.00).

To be eligible for this assistance, employees who terminate their employment with the NWT Public Service must certify their intention to either:

  (a)

leave the Northwest Territories forthwith; or

  (b) move forthwith to another settlement within the Northwest Territories.
  An employee who chooses Ultimate Removal Assistance under this Clause, and who resides in a community outside of Churchill, Iqaluit, or outside of the MacKenzie Highway System, will continue to receive assistance from their community of residence to the nearest of those communities, and then be entitled to removal assistance as outlined in this Clause.
42.05 When this previous entitlement is exceeded by the entitlement under the current system, an employee will be covered instead by the current system.

NOTE:

An employee hired locally prior to August 5, 1976, may use his/her previous ultimate removal entitlement summarized in Clause 42.04 to any destination either inside or outside the Northwest Territories.  For purposes of Clause 42.05, an employee hired locally prior to August 5, 1976, is entitled to ultimate removal assistance, in accordance with the current system, either to the point of departure or to any destination in the Northwest Territories, whichever is the lesser cost.