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Treasury Board Approval of Changes to the Public Service Superannuation Regulations (PSSR)

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Circular No.: 1997-3

Date: April 30 , 1997

To: Directors of Personnel
Departments and Agencies participating under the PSSA

Subject: Treasury Board approval of changes to the Public Service Superannuation Regulations (PSSR)


Treasury Board Ministers approved changes to the Public Service Superannuation Regulations governing the payment of pension transfer values, effective April 30, 1997. These changes were outlined in Treasury Board Circular 97-1, dated February 27, 1997, and the Treasury Board Information Notice dated July 12, 1996.

Further details are described in a Superannuation Administration Manual (SAM) Special Bulletin dated April 30, 1997 which will be distributed to benefits specialists in your area by Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC).


Enhancements to the Pension Support System are in place for the processing of transfer value estimates and payments. PWGSC is conducting training sessions on the new procedures and is in the process of contacting benefits specialists in your area to arrange a session.

Further information

Further information on transfer value payments will be made available in a supplementary SAM bulletin to be issued shortly.


Requests for more information or clarification of technical points should be directed to your PWGSC Compensation Services Office.

Policy inquiries can be directed to:

Bryce Peacock
Director, Financial Analysis Group, Pensions Division
Human Resources Branch
Treasury Board Secretariat
Tel: (613) 952-3238
Fax: (613) 952-3240

La secrétaire adjointe,
Division des pensions

Sharon Hamilton
Assistant Secretary
Pensions Division

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