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Promotion backpay criteria

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Good day

I am looking for some information on the criteria under which a member may be eligible for backpay on promotion. Specifically in the case of being promoted after another member who is lower on the ranking list for promotion to the next rank.

So in this case member A is being promoted after member B who was lower on the ranking list.
Member A was eligible for promotion at the time of member B’s promotion in that all career courses were complete.
Member A was on TCAT but was medically exempt FORCE test and that status should not impact promotion due to the CANFORGEN released in 2017 which delinked TCAT/PCAT from promotion.

In this case when member A is promoted should they get backpayed to the date member B was promoted?
 

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No, what you're describing is an out of sequence promotion. Happens all the time. The only obligation the CM has is to ensure that everyone above the authorized promotion ceiling for a given year is promoted. For example, member A is lower on the merit list than member B. A vacancy exists at the next rank in unit X. Member A has been at their unit for 5 years, while member B has been there 1 year. There is a greater likelihood that member A will be posted and promoted, while member B has to wait. First on the merit list does not mean first to be promoted in a given year.
 
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Ahh I see, thank you for the clarification. Is there a reference available in policy which refers to the situation you describe?

Or if it’s not something you know where it is found specifically do you know where it would be located in general?
 

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Your best source of information would likely be the career manager. The nuts and bolts of career management are their areas of expertise. I doubt there's any sort of instruction in general circulation.
 

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Ahh I see, thank you for the clarification. Is there a reference available in policy which refers to the situation you describe?

Or if it’s not something you know where it is found specifically do you know where it would be located in general?
CANFORGEN 092/18 has all the associated refs

CANFORGEN 092/18 - CMP 043/18 051247Z JUN 18

UNDER-RANKED AND OUT OF SEQUENCE (BYPASS) PROMOTION EFFECTIVE DATE CLARIFICATION

UNCLASSIFIED

REFS: A. CANFORGEN 146/17 CLARIFICATION ON EFFECTIVE PROMOTION DATE POLICY AND ESTABLISHED POSITION
B. CANFORGEN 073/06 CF EFFECTIVE PROMOTION DATE POLICY
C. CFAO 11-6 - COMMISSIONING AND PROMOTION POLICY - OFFICERS - REGULAR FORCE
D. CFAO 49-4 - CAREER POLICY NON-COMMISSIONED MEMBERS REGULAR FORCE
E. CFAO 49-12 - PROMOTION POLICY - OFFICERS - PRIMARY RESERVE
F. CFAO 49-5 - CAREER POLICY - NON-COMMISSIONED MEMBER - PRIMARY RESERVE

  1. REF A CANCELLED REF B AND CLARIFIED THE EFFECTIVE PROMOTION DATE POLICY FOR CAF MBRS PROMOTED ON POSTING TO AN ESTABLISHED POSN, INCLUDING THE ADVANCED TRAINING LIST (ATL). IT ALSO STATED THE EFFECTIVE PROMOTION DATE POLICY FOR THOSE GRANTED ACTING RANK
  2. REF A DID NOT ADDRESS THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION FOR THOSE MBRS WHO:
A. WERE UNDER RANKED IN THEIR CURRENT POSN AND SELECTED FOR PROMOTION OR

B. WERE NOT ON ATL AND WERE BYPASSED FOR PROMOTION DURING A PROMOTION YEAR

  1. THE FOL CLARIFICATION IS PROVIDED FOR THESE SITUATIONS:
A. FOR ALL CAF MBRS WHO AT THE START OF THE PROMOTION YEAR (1 JAN) WERE OCCUPYING A POSITION CALLING FOR A HIGHER RANK THAN THEIR SUBSTANTIVE RANK AND SELECTED FOR PROMOTION, THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION WILL BE ESTABLISHED AS 1 JAN OF THAT PROMOTION YEAR, AND

B. FOR ALL CAF MBRS WHO ARE TO BE PROMOTED BUT WHO DO NOT ALREADY OCCUPY, OR WHO WILL NOT BE POSTED TO A POSN ESTABLISHED AT THE NEW RANK LEVEL DURING THE PROMOTION YEAR (BEING BYPASSED DUE TO OUT OF SEQUENCE PROMOTION FOR EXAMPLE), THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION WILL BE 1 DEC OF THE PROMOTION YEAR

  1. QUESTIONS CAN BE REFERRED TO DMCPG 2-7 THROUGH THE CHAIN OF COMD
 
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