Lay-off Pursuant to Work Force Adjustment

The PSSA also lays out what happens to your pension if you are laid off under the work force adjustment appendices of your collective agreement.

Treasury board can waive the reduction factor for employees at least 55 years old who have been employed in the Federal Public Service for at least 10 years and who are not otherwise entitled to an immediate annuity.

In practice, departmental deputy heads and other designated officers are responsible granting waivers.

This provision also applies to employees laid-off or resigning during an involuntary work force adjustment program from non-Treasury Board departments or agencies of the federal public service.

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July 16, 2013
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