Revised guidance on dealing with Bullying & Harassment in BFG including mandatory training for all staff
Following the review of BFG policy, a new standing instruction (SI BFG 6113) has been published which provides clear guidance to all military or civilian staff employed in Germany and elsewhere in North-West Europe within the command of HQ BFG and HQ 1 (UK) Div on the process to be followed and the assistance available.
Line managers are to ensure that all staff are aware of this revised guidance and have completed the mandatory equality and diversity training specified.
Users on dii can view a copy of the document at this link: http://cui1-uk.diif.r.mil.uk/r/677/BusinessArea/iHub/WiP/SI%20BFG%206113_27.doc
A number of enhancements are to be made to allowance entitlements and advances of pay for Service Personnel (SP) assigned overseas. The enhancements will take effect from April 1.
WHAT HAS CHANGED?
Disturbance Expense (DE)
Entitlement – The aim of DE is to contribute towards necessary, additional expenses that may arise when SP are ordered to make a qualifying move on assignment. The measure introduces enhanced rates of DE for SP permanently assigned overseas who have an Assignment Order with a Report for Duty date of April 1, 2015 or later. UK rates of DE are unchanged. The new DE rates for permanent overseas assignments are:
Rate of DE Effective April 1, 2015
Overseas Assignments to SLA/SSSA £280
Overseas Assignments to SFA/SSFA/Private £1,420