Recent changes to the Policies and Information Manual

Date of distribution: March 3, 2017

TRANSMITTAL SHEETNo: 02-2017      March 3, 2017

WHAT'S CHANGED (Please read the policy documents for complete information).

Please note that policy changes since the last issue are indicated by shaded text or shading in the left margin.

  • Policy 01-04, Part II, Application 2 – Investment Beliefs
    A typo was corrected in the “Previous versions” list at the bottom of the application. The link itself was correct, but the previous version dated January 2016 said “Policy 0402 Part II” instead of “Policy 0104, Part II.”
  • Policy 04-02, Part II, Addendum A – Allowance Rates
    As a result of the annual review, effective March 1, 2017, a number of changes have been made to the Allowance Rates:
    • The Travel Allowance has been increased to 51 cents per kilometre.
    • The Accommodation Allowance has been revised to reflect that annual market reviews determine the average cost of accommodation in Alberta. As WCB authorizes a higher amount when required and averages vary across the province, providing a provincial average rate was not necessary.
    • Amounts for breakfast and lunch have each increased by $1 to $11 and $14, respectively. The daily total has been increased by $2 to $49 to reflect these increases.
    A typo was corrected in the “Previous versions” list at the bottom of Addendum A. The link itself was correct, but the previous version dated August 2015 said “Policy 0401 Part II” instead of “Policy 0402, Part II.”

Complete list of changed documents

Document Old New
01-04, Investment Policy Part II, Application 2 Policy 01-04, Part II, Application 2
(issue date March 3, 2017))
04-02, Allowance Rates Part II, Addendum A Policy 04-02, Part II, Addendum A
(issue date March 3, 2017))

2017 Policy Transmittals