35 Years Pensionable Service Employees cannot accumulate more than 35 years of pensionable service. After 35 years of pensionable service, the employee's contribution rate drops to 1% of pensionable earnings. Her or his salary is still included in the calculation of the 5 consecutive years of highest average earnings to determine the superannuation benefit entitlement. Age 71 Employees cease contributions and accumulation of pensionable service starting January 1st of the year following their 71st birthday.
January 18, 2012
Occupational groups were developed by Treasury Board in 1999 to combine a number of classifications that perform similar work into one group. For example, the Program and Administration (PA) occupational group consists of several different classifications including AS, CR, PM and several others that share one collective agreement. What is the Occupation Group Structure (OGS) review? The review is a first step toward classification reform. It was negotiated into the PA Treasury Board collective agreement in November 2008.
February 2, 2010
While the Public Service Dental Plan covers all employees in the public service and in some separate agencies, PSAC negotiates separately from the other bargaining agents and generally leads the way with demands. The PSAC Dental Plan Board of Management is made up of a chairperson and three representatives each from the PSAC and the employer.
January 29, 2010
Also called cumulative trauma disorders (CTD), repetitive trauma, repetitive injury, RSIs refer to a range of disabling injuries of the soft tissues, usually of the hands, wrists, forearms, shoulders, back and legs. The different terms indicate that such injuries involve repetition, and that they can also be caused by force, rapid movement, excessive strain, uncomfortable positioning of limbs or being in a constrained position over long periods.