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October 4, 2005 (Revised January 25, 2007)

SUBJECT: New Entitlement Code for the Dangerous Goods Allowance


1.1 The purpose of this directive is to provide information on the new Dangerous Goods Allowance described in the collective agreements signed in March 2005 for the Program and Administrative Services (PA), the Operational Services (SV), the Technical Services (TC) and the Education and Library Science (EB) groups. The collective agreements are available on the following Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) Web sites:




2.1 The collective agreements noted in section 1.1 herein provide for the payment of a Dangerous Goods Allowance to employees certified pursuant to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, who are assigned the responsibility for packaging and labelling of dangerous goods for shipping in accordance with the aforementioned Act. These employees shall receive a daily allowance of three dollars and fifty cents ($3.50) for each day they are required to package and label dangerous goods for shipping, to a maximum of seventy-five dollars ($75) for each month where the employee maintains such certification.

2.2 This new allowance does not apply to the General Services (GS) employees in the SV group. Article 6.01 of Appendix C of the SV collective agreement remains applicable to members of the GS group.


3.1 The Dangerous Goods Allowance is a daily amount of $3.50 up to $75 per month to be paid as a supplementary payment. Employees hired on an indeterminate, term, casual, or as required basis, as well as employees acting in a position eligible for this allowance, are all entitled to this allowance as long as they satisfy the eligibility requirements in each applicable collective agreement. An employee is not required to work ten (10) days in a month in order to be entitled to the allowance for that month.

3.2 The allowance is not considered to form part of salary for pay purposes, and as a result, it is not payable on additional hours worked (code 049). Entitlements related to pay situations (such as promotions or acting pay) will not be recalculated. This allowance is not to be used in calculating the 4% gratuity.

3.3 A part-time employee is entitled to this allowance, but it must be prorated based on the actual straight time hours worked.

3.4 An employee is not entitled to this allowance during any period of leave without pay (LWOP) or suspension.

3.5 This allowance is effective on the signing date of each collective agreement, namely March 14, 2005, for the PA, TC and EB groups, and March 22, 2005, for the SV group.


4.1 The new entitlement code 1B5 "Dangerous Goods" was created in both the Regional Pay System and the Contributor System on September 20, 2005.

| 4.2 Client departments are responsible for commencing this allowance and for reporting the retroactive payments for all eligible employees, using code 1B5 and rate base 2 (daily) or 0 (lump sum). The input for the Entitlement Commence/Pay Action Code (ENC/PAC) 18C 1B5) transaction must be done for a closed period in the past (up to $75 per month) with the effective "From" and "To" dates in the prior month..

4.3 This new allowance is subject to the following deductions:

  • Federal/provincial income taxFederal/provincial income tax
  • Employment insurance
  • Canada Pension Plan or Quebec Pension Plan
  • Disability Insurance Plan or Long-term Disability Insurance Plan
  • Public Service Pension Plan
  • Supplementary Death Benefit Plan

4.4 Please refer to sections 4-4-18-3-1, 4-4-18-3-2 and 14-6 of the Personnel-Pay Input Manual (PPIM) for pay input requirements.

4.5 The PPIM will be updated to incorporate the relative information contained in this compensation directive.


5.1 Any inquiries on the information contained in this document should be addressed to your Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) Compensation Services Office.

Original Signed by
Brigitte Fortin

Brigitte Fortin
Acting Director General
Compensation Sector
Accounting, Banking and Compensation

Reference(s): ENT 1B5