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Antarctic parity allowance provides for payment to a member who volunteers for service in Antarctica in an APS position as a member of an expedition.
This table defines terms used in this Division.
|ADF amount||The sum of the amounts of salary, service allowance and maritime disability allowance (if it applies) that the member would be eligible for if the duty was an ADF posting.|
|APS amount||The sum of the amounts of salary and allowance instead of overtime that the member would be eligible for in the APS position.
Note: If the member is not an APS employee, this amount will always be zero.
This Division applies to a member who meets all these conditions.
They are serving with an expedition in a voluntary capacity in an established APS position.
They are not entitled to the full APS salary and allowances that apply to the position.
They are not posted to a ship or establishment.
They are not on leave without pay.
The member is eligible for an allowance in a pay period at a rate equal to the difference between the APS amount and the ADF amount.
Application to Reservists: Yes, in certain circumstances.