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Title: Operation ASLAN Conditions of Service


1
Operation ASLANConditions of Service
  • People Policy and Employment Conditions Branch

2
References
  • PACMAN Version 2 OCS Vol Chap 17
  • DSC Service Conditions message of 170053Z MAY 12

3
Nature of Service Declaration
  • A Nature of Service (NOS) declaration by the
    Minister for Defence, in consultation with the
    Prime Minister, authorises a Conditions of
    Service (COS) package for each deployment.
  • Op ASLAN has been declared non-warlike service
    for South Sudan and peacetime service for Uganda
    WEF 23 Sep 11.
  • The COS package was released on 20 Apr 12 and
    updated on 17 May 12 by DSC.

4
Non-warlike Service - Definition
  • Military activities short of warlike operations
    where there is a risk associated with the
    assigned task(s) and where the application of
    force is limited to self defence.
  • Casualties could occur but are not expected.
  • Types (not limited to)
  • Hazardous - mine avoidance/clearance, weapons
    inspections, service protected evacuations -
    minimum force and
  • Peacekeeping - military personnel without powers
    of enforcement to help restore peace in an area
    of former conflict with the consent of all
    parties.

5
Peacetime - Definition
  • Peacetime service is characterised as being
    operational service that is
  • Not Warlike, or
  • Not Non-warlike.
  • For example Op RESOLUTE

6
Reviews
  • DIO review threat assessments every twelve months
    or when circumstances change.
  • NOS is reviewed when there is a change
  • in circumstance
  • in the task or role of deployed force
  • or at a minimum of every 12 months.
  • These reviews may result in new NOS declaration
    by the Minister for Defence.
  • COS are reviewed when there is a change in threat
    assessment or NOS.

7
ELIGIBILITY
  • To be eligible for the COS package, members must
    be
  • assigned for duty with Operation ASLAN
  • be within the specified area(s)
  • Eligibility for some COS depend on the expected
    length of deployment and operational
    requirements.

8
OPERATION ASLAN
Zone A
Zone B
ADF contribution to the United Nations Mission in
Sudan
9
Housing and Removals
  • Housing and removal benefits depend on
  • the expected length of your deployment
  • the location of your dependants during your
    deployment,
  • your categorisation,
  • posting location on RTA and
  • time remaining in losing posting location.
  • For deployments of less than six months
  • There are no removal benefits.
  • housing benefits
  • Remain the same MWD and MWD(U)
  • Remain the same in the posting location for MWOD
    with the member not required to make a
    contribution

10
Housing and Removals
  • For deployment of more than 6 months a range of
    assistance is provided to help members manage
    their absence.
  • Members living in and Members living out
  • May choose to remain in their accommodation or
    access removal and storage entitlements.
  • should engage early with the decision maker to
    ensure they are fully aware of the benefits and
    options available to them upon deployment.

11
Housing and Removals
  • MWD
  • dependants may remain in posting location or
  • dependants may be moved to a personal location
    for family support where there is a compelling
    need. There a number of levels housing and
    removal options if approved to relocate your
    dependants for family support. The level of
    benefit available to the member depends on
  • the compelling need,
  • members posting location on return and
  • length of time in posting location on return.
  • Members should engage early with the decision
    maker to ensure they are fully aware of the
    benefits available in their circumstances.

12
Pre-deployment Leave and Travel
  • Deployments of less than six months do not
    normally attract a pre-embarkation Leave
    entitlement.
  • Some provision exist for special cases apply via
    relevant service DGPERS area.
  • Deployments of six months or more -
    Pre-embarkation Leave
  • approval depends on operational requirements
  • up to 7 days (inclusive of weekends and public
    holidays)
  • Free Travel
  • If entitled free travel within Australia may be
    granted to home location
  • If BRL free travel entitlement exists then this
    is to be used
  • Alt, family members may be conveyed at public
    expense to members home location. Costs not to
    exceed that which would have been expended for
    the member to travel.

13
Before Deploying
  • Members should
  • Check with Centrelink regarding
  • Family Tax Benefits
  • Note - A New tax System (Family Assistance) Act
    1999 was amended effective 1 July 2007 to provide
    portability of Family Tax Benefit Part B beyond
    13 weeks while overseas on deployment.
  • any other benefits that you may be eligible for
    depending on your family composition and income.
  • Check with Child Support Agency regarding child
    support payments

14
Allowances
  • Deployment Allowance
  • 109.00 pd (WEF 10 May)
  • Tax exempt
  • payable inside the specified area (Zone A only)
  • payable for ADF leave accrued in the specified
    area (Zone A only)
  • subject to change at any time up or down (based
    on changes to military and environmental
    conditions)
  • NOT payable at any other time ie. UN leave/CTO
    outside AO, duty outside the specified area (ie.
    Nairobi), escorting AME, RTA injured,
    conference/BOI etc
  • Recognition of operational and environmental
    hazards
  • Threat assessment sets basis for rate

15
Allowances
  • The rate of DA is arrived at by combining rates
    associated with Operational and Environmental
    threats as assessed by DIO
  • Operational assessments take into consideration
  • political and military situation
  • activities and aims of military forces
  • military hazards
  • incidence of violent crime
  • the nature of the deployment
  • command arrangements

16
Allowances
  • Environmental assessments give consideration to
  • health, including quality availability of
    health services
  • topography and climate
  • extent and quality of civil infrastructure
  • extent of insect, plant and animal hazards
  • risk of road accidents traffic conditions
  • language and social conditions
  • nature of deployment

17
Allowances
  • Other allowances where applicable
  • Separation Allowance
  • Flying Allowance
  • Hardship Allowance (Uganda)
  • Field Allowance applications are to be submitted
    to CJOPs for approval IAW the requirements of
    PACMAN, providing the stipulated threshold
    criterion of 'living in the field' has been met.

18
Allowances
  • MSA may be paid by the UN
  • covers costs of accn, food and misc expenses
  • no entitlement to O/S TC for same costs
  • if MSA does not cover actual costs, top up TC
    may become payable. Chap 13 of PACMAN refers.
  • Members who are required to purchase their own
    meals and who are not in receipt of Mission
    Subsistence Allowance (MSA) may qualify to
    receive Travelling Costs (including incidentals).

19
Allowances
  • District Allowance
  • MWD members DO NOT have this allowance ceased if
    the family remain at posting location.
  • MWOD members DO have this allowance ceased
  • after 30 days if returning to remote location
    after deployment, or
  • on date of deployment if posted out of remote
    location and not returning after deployment.

20
Leave
  • ARL for Non-Warlike and Peacetime service - up
    to 10 days pa.
  • ARL for Field or Flying service if entitled
    (granted IAW PACMAN)
  • Be aware prior Field Leave accrued for current LY
    will count for the max Field Leave that can be
    credited 10 days pa.
  • ERL is not granted for warlike or non-warlike
    deployments
  • NB-IAW with HQJOC direction members leaving the
    AO must take ADF leave. Any other form of leave
    inc. UN/CTO leave is only to be taken in theatre
    and accounted for as short leave on PMKeys.

21
Relief Out of Country Travel Fares Assistance
(ROCTFA)
  • The purpose of relief out-of-country travel fare
    assistance is to help the member have time away
    from the difficulties of a deployment. ROCTFA is
  • subject to operational constraints and providing
    the members leave plan includes being outside of
    the specified area for at least seven (7)
    consecutive days
  • to be taken as near as possible to midway point
    of deployment
  • travel on cheapest available airline offering a
    reasonable standard of safety and security
  • travel is intended to assist personnel to have
    time away from the arduous conditions of the
    deployment

22
ROCTFA
  • ROCTFA entitlement is based on length of
    deployment as follows-
  • Less than 6 months NIL entitlement
  • NB HQJOC may grant 1 ROCTFA in exceptional
    circumstances   
  • 6 months but less than 9 months 1 ROCTFA
  • 9 months but less than 12 months 2 ROCTFA
  • 12 months but less than 15 months 3 ROCTFA

23
ROCTFA
  • ROCTFA designated destination for OP ASLAN is as
    follows
  • to the previous posting loc, or
  • alt the location to which the family has been
    moved at public expense for the period of
    deployment, or
  • alt to the nominated family members normal
    residential loc within Australia, or
  • alt to the defence recognised dependant normal
    residential loc within Australia.
  • there is no offset for the RTA provision.

24
ROCTFA
  • For members who do not wish to RTA the ROCTFA
    destination is London.
  • Members may offset the cost of return travel to
    London against the cost of travel to an alt
    destination.
  • The alt destination must be suitable as a ROCTFA
    destination as determined by the CO.
  • class of travel is economy airfare.
  • TA is not payable while on ROCTFA.

25
COS - Uganda
  • Service in Uganda (Zone B) is peacetime service
  • Considered to be on short-term overseas duty
  • not non-warlike service
  • Hardship Allowance payable (42.11 per day)
    following 28-day qualifying period. Service in
    South Sudan counts towards qualifying period
  • Refer PACMAN Chap 13 for benefits
  • Pers not entitled to both NWL and Peacetime COS
    for same day or part-day. Inter-zonal movements
    (Zone A B) will receive higher of the two
    packages (NWL).

26
Taxation
  • Service in South Sudan and Uganda
  • Section 23AG ITAA (qualifying period of 91
    continuous days)
  • ADF pers may be eligible for exemption from
    Australian income tax under Section 23AG of the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936.
  • Note Taxation advice regarding a members
    personal circumstances is not provided by
    Defence. It is the responsibility of the
    individual to seek advice as necessary regarding
    the application of Section 23AG (or other
    provisions) to their personal circumstances
    and/or the ATO regarding a private ruling.
  • OR
  • s79B ITAA - Overseas Defence Forces Rebate
  • Eligibility to be confirmed

27
Other Information
  • Compensation
  • covered under the provisions of the Military
    Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 for
    death, injury or illness.
  • covered 24 hr a day
  • Hotline No 1300 550 461
  • E-mail - mrcs_at_dva.gov.au
  • It is essential to keep records and report all
    incidents. Ensure all paperwork is completed.
  • Medals
  • To be determined by Directorate of Honours and
    Awards and advised separately.

28
Other Information
  • Telephone calls mail service
  • NOT a COS, however, members MAY BE provided the
    opportunity to telephone Australia
  • The frequency and duration of these calls will be
    set by HQJOC.

29
EXCHANGE PERSONNEL
  • Personnel from other forces on exchange with the
    ADF and deployed on Operation ASLAN
  • have NIL entitlement to ADF Deployment packages
  • are provided conditions of service from their
    parent country

30
Where can I find the Conditions of Service for
Operation ASLAN?
  • COS messages for all operations are published on
    the DEFWEB and Internet at
  • http//intranet.defence.gov.au/pac/
  • http//www.defence.gov.au/dpe/pac/
  • drill down
  • Pay and Conditions Home Page
  • Overseas Deployments

31
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Title: Operation ASLAN Conditions of Service


1
Operation ASLANConditions of Service
  • People Policy and Employment Conditions Branch

2
References
  • PACMAN Version 2 OCS Vol Chap 17
  • DSC Service Conditions message of 170053Z MAY 12

3
Nature of Service Declaration
  • A Nature of Service (NOS) declaration by the
    Minister for Defence, in consultation with the
    Prime Minister, authorises a Conditions of
    Service (COS) package for each deployment.
  • Op ASLAN has been declared non-warlike service
    for South Sudan and peacetime service for Uganda
    WEF 23 Sep 11.
  • The COS package was released on 20 Apr 12 and
    updated on 17 May 12 by DSC.

4
Non-warlike Service - Definition
  • Military activities short of warlike operations
    where there is a risk associated with the
    assigned task(s) and where the application of
    force is limited to self defence.
  • Casualties could occur but are not expected.
  • Types (not limited to)
  • Hazardous - mine avoidance/clearance, weapons
    inspections, service protected evacuations -
    minimum force and
  • Peacekeeping - military personnel without powers
    of enforcement to help restore peace in an area
    of former conflict with the consent of all
    parties.

5
Peacetime - Definition
  • Peacetime service is characterised as being
    operational service that is
  • Not Warlike, or
  • Not Non-warlike.
  • For example Op RESOLUTE

6
Reviews
  • DIO review threat assessments every twelve months
    or when circumstances change.
  • NOS is reviewed when there is a change
  • in circumstance
  • in the task or role of deployed force
  • or at a minimum of every 12 months.
  • These reviews may result in new NOS declaration
    by the Minister for Defence.
  • COS are reviewed when there is a change in threat
    assessment or NOS.

7
ELIGIBILITY
  • To be eligible for the COS package, members must
    be
  • assigned for duty with Operation ASLAN
  • be within the specified area(s)
  • Eligibility for some COS depend on the expected
    length of deployment and operational
    requirements.

8
OPERATION ASLAN
Zone A
Zone B
ADF contribution to the United Nations Mission in
Sudan
9
Housing and Removals
  • Housing and removal benefits depend on
  • the expected length of your deployment
  • the location of your dependants during your
    deployment,
  • your categorisation,
  • posting location on RTA and
  • time remaining in losing posting location.
  • For deployments of less than six months
  • There are no removal benefits.
  • housing benefits
  • Remain the same MWD and MWD(U)
  • Remain the same in the posting location for MWOD
    with the member not required to make a
    contribution

10
Housing and Removals
  • For deployment of more than 6 months a range of
    assistance is provided to help members manage
    their absence.
  • Members living in and Members living out
  • May choose to remain in their accommodation or
    access removal and storage entitlements.
  • should engage early with the decision maker to
    ensure they are fully aware of the benefits and
    options available to them upon deployment.

11
Housing and Removals
  • MWD
  • dependants may remain in posting location or
  • dependants may be moved to a personal location
    for family support where there is a compelling
    need. There a number of levels housing and
    removal options if approved to relocate your
    dependants for family support. The level of
    benefit available to the member depends on
  • the compelling need,
  • members posting location on return and
  • length of time in posting location on return.
  • Members should engage early with the decision
    maker to ensure they are fully aware of the
    benefits available in their circumstances.

12
Pre-deployment Leave and Travel
  • Deployments of less than six months do not
    normally attract a pre-embarkation Leave
    entitlement.
  • Some provision exist for special cases apply via
    relevant service DGPERS area.
  • Deployments of six months or more -
    Pre-embarkation Leave
  • approval depends on operational requirements
  • up to 7 days (inclusive of weekends and public
    holidays)
  • Free Travel
  • If entitled free travel within Australia may be
    granted to home location
  • If BRL free travel entitlement exists then this
    is to be used
  • Alt, family members may be conveyed at public
    expense to members home location. Costs not to
    exceed that which would have been expended for
    the member to travel.

13
Before Deploying
  • Members should
  • Check with Centrelink regarding
  • Family Tax Benefits
  • Note - A New tax System (Family Assistance) Act
    1999 was amended effective 1 July 2007 to provide
    portability of Family Tax Benefit Part B beyond
    13 weeks while overseas on deployment.
  • any other benefits that you may be eligible for
    depending on your family composition and income.
  • Check with Child Support Agency regarding child
    support payments

14
Allowances
  • Deployment Allowance
  • 109.00 pd (WEF 10 May)
  • Tax exempt
  • payable inside the specified area (Zone A only)
  • payable for ADF leave accrued in the specified
    area (Zone A only)
  • subject to change at any time up or down (based
    on changes to military and environmental
    conditions)
  • NOT payable at any other time ie. UN leave/CTO
    outside AO, duty outside the specified area (ie.
    Nairobi), escorting AME, RTA injured,
    conference/BOI etc
  • Recognition of operational and environmental
    hazards
  • Threat assessment sets basis for rate

15
Allowances
  • The rate of DA is arrived at by combining rates
    associated with Operational and Environmental
    threats as assessed by DIO
  • Operational assessments take into consideration
  • political and military situation
  • activities and aims of military forces
  • military hazards
  • incidence of violent crime
  • the nature of the deployment
  • command arrangements

16
Allowances
  • Environmental assessments give consideration to
  • health, including quality availability of
    health services
  • topography and climate
  • extent and quality of civil infrastructure
  • extent of insect, plant and animal hazards
  • risk of road accidents traffic conditions
  • language and social conditions
  • nature of deployment

17
Allowances
  • Other allowances where applicable
  • Separation Allowance
  • Flying Allowance
  • Hardship Allowance (Uganda)
  • Field Allowance applications are to be submitted
    to CJOPs for approval IAW the requirements of
    PACMAN, providing the stipulated threshold
    criterion of 'living in the field' has been met.

18
Allowances
  • MSA may be paid by the UN
  • covers costs of accn, food and misc expenses
  • no entitlement to O/S TC for same costs
  • if MSA does not cover actual costs, top up TC
    may become payable. Chap 13 of PACMAN refers.
  • Members who are required to purchase their own
    meals and who are not in receipt of Mission
    Subsistence Allowance (MSA) may qualify to
    receive Travelling Costs (including incidentals).

19
Allowances
  • District Allowance
  • MWD members DO NOT have this allowance ceased if
    the family remain at posting location.
  • MWOD members DO have this allowance ceased
  • after 30 days if returning to remote location
    after deployment, or
  • on date of deployment if posted out of remote
    location and not returning after deployment.

20
Leave
  • ARL for Non-Warlike and Peacetime service - up
    to 10 days pa.
  • ARL for Field or Flying service if entitled
    (granted IAW PACMAN)
  • Be aware prior Field Leave accrued for current LY
    will count for the max Field Leave that can be
    credited 10 days pa.
  • ERL is not granted for warlike or non-warlike
    deployments
  • NB-IAW with HQJOC direction members leaving the
    AO must take ADF leave. Any other form of leave
    inc. UN/CTO leave is only to be taken in theatre
    and accounted for as short leave on PMKeys.

21
Relief Out of Country Travel Fares Assistance
(ROCTFA)
  • The purpose of relief out-of-country travel fare
    assistance is to help the member have time away
    from the difficulties of a deployment. ROCTFA is
  • subject to operational constraints and providing
    the members leave plan includes being outside of
    the specified area for at least seven (7)
    consecutive days
  • to be taken as near as possible to midway point
    of deployment
  • travel on cheapest available airline offering a
    reasonable standard of safety and security
  • travel is intended to assist personnel to have
    time away from the arduous conditions of the
    deployment

22
ROCTFA
  • ROCTFA entitlement is based on length of
    deployment as follows-
  • Less than 6 months NIL entitlement
  • NB HQJOC may grant 1 ROCTFA in exceptional
    circumstances   
  • 6 months but less than 9 months 1 ROCTFA
  • 9 months but less than 12 months 2 ROCTFA
  • 12 months but less than 15 months 3 ROCTFA

23
ROCTFA
  • ROCTFA designated destination for OP ASLAN is as
    follows
  • to the previous posting loc, or
  • alt the location to which the family has been
    moved at public expense for the period of
    deployment, or
  • alt to the nominated family members normal
    residential loc within Australia, or
  • alt to the defence recognised dependant normal
    residential loc within Australia.
  • there is no offset for the RTA provision.

24
ROCTFA
  • For members who do not wish to RTA the ROCTFA
    destination is London.
  • Members may offset the cost of return travel to
    London against the cost of travel to an alt
    destination.
  • The alt destination must be suitable as a ROCTFA
    destination as determined by the CO.
  • class of travel is economy airfare.
  • TA is not payable while on ROCTFA.

25
COS - Uganda
  • Service in Uganda (Zone B) is peacetime service
  • Considered to be on short-term overseas duty
  • not non-warlike service
  • Hardship Allowance payable (42.11 per day)
    following 28-day qualifying period. Service in
    South Sudan counts towards qualifying period
  • Refer PACMAN Chap 13 for benefits
  • Pers not entitled to both NWL and Peacetime COS
    for same day or part-day. Inter-zonal movements
    (Zone A B) will receive higher of the two
    packages (NWL).

26
Taxation
  • Service in South Sudan and Uganda
  • Section 23AG ITAA (qualifying period of 91
    continuous days)
  • ADF pers may be eligible for exemption from
    Australian income tax under Section 23AG of the
    Income Tax Assessment Act 1936.
  • Note Taxation advice regarding a members
    personal circumstances is not provided by
    Defence. It is the responsibility of the
    individual to seek advice as necessary regarding
    the application of Section 23AG (or other
    provisions) to their personal circumstances
    and/or the ATO regarding a private ruling.
  • OR
  • s79B ITAA - Overseas Defence Forces Rebate
  • Eligibility to be confirmed

27
Other Information
  • Compensation
  • covered under the provisions of the Military
    Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 for
    death, injury or illness.
  • covered 24 hr a day
  • Hotline No 1300 550 461
  • E-mail - mrcs_at_dva.gov.au
  • It is essential to keep records and report all
    incidents. Ensure all paperwork is completed.
  • Medals
  • To be determined by Directorate of Honours and
    Awards and advised separately.

28
Other Information
  • Telephone calls mail service
  • NOT a COS, however, members MAY BE provided the
    opportunity to telephone Australia
  • The frequency and duration of these calls will be
    set by HQJOC.

29
EXCHANGE PERSONNEL
  • Personnel from other forces on exchange with the
    ADF and deployed on Operation ASLAN
  • have NIL entitlement to ADF Deployment packages
  • are provided conditions of service from their
    parent country

30
Where can I find the Conditions of Service for
Operation ASLAN?
  • COS messages for all operations are published on
    the DEFWEB and Internet at
  • http//intranet.defence.gov.au/pac/
  • http//www.defence.gov.au/dpe/pac/
  • drill down
  • Pay and Conditions Home Page
  • Overseas Deployments

31
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