29.2. As of 1 April 2018, an officer required by his employer for the development or implementation of a major or national large-scale project receives an allowance of 5% or 10% of the officer’s salary.
The allowance depends on the scope of participation in the project. The scope is measured, among other things, by the scale of the desired objectives and expected results, as well as the leeway and power of representation granted to the officer.
The major or national large-scale project must have been authorized by the Minister. The Minister establishes the percentage of the allowance based on the scope of participation of the senior administrator in the project. The project is valid for a maximum period of 18 months. It may be extended by 9 months, subject to the authorization of the Minister.
The officer may not hold his position during his designation to carry out the project. At the end of his designation, the officer resumes his position with his employer, subject to the provisions respecting employment stability provided for in Chapter 5. The officer’s choice under section 94 is made at the end of his designation.
The allowance is paid to the officer in the form of a lump sum in proportion to the time worked and according to the procedures of the employer’s pay system. A statutory holiday, a flexible leave, an annual leave and a personal leave are considered to be time worked.