Amendments to the Public Service Superannuation Regulations dealing with early retirement provisions for Correctional Service Canada employees working in operational service
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June 12, 2007
TO: Heads of Human Resources
Subject: Amendments to the Public Service Superannuation Regulations dealing with early retirement provisions for Correctional Service Canada employees working in operational service
Amendments were approved recently to the sections of the Public Service Superannuation Regulations dealing with the special retirement benefits offered to members of the public service who are employed in operational service at Correctional Service Canada (CSC).
On May 30, 2006, the Minister of Public Safety and the then President of the Treasury Board announced the Government's decision to proceed with changes to these early retirement provisions for Correctional Service Canada employees working in operational service.
In light of the continuing stressful demands of their jobs, it is timely to address certain key elements of the early retirement scheme for members with operational service, namely the requirement of additional contributions and the eligibility to certain retirement benefits.
Summary and Timing of Changes
These changes will mean that Correctional Service Canada employees with operational service:
- will be able to retire without penalty after 25 years, regardless of age; and
- will no longer pay the 1.25% additional employee contribution.
In addition, Correctional Service Canada employees with "deemed operational service" (those with at least 10 years of operational service to their credit and not currently employed in operational service):
- will be able to retire without penalty after 25 years, at age 50; and
- will see a reduction of the additional employee contribution to 0.62%.
It is important to note that these amendments will be retroactive to the date of the announcement of the changes, that is May 30, 2006.
In the next few months, we will be providing you with more detailed information on the implementation of these changes such as the applicable refund of additional pension contributions paid by employees working in operational service and the modifications to the various compensation systems.
Pensions and Benefits Sector
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