The Division believes in the benefits of participating in the Local Authorities Pension Plan.
- All eligible, non-teaching employees shall belong to the Local Authorities Pension Plan, and all non-teaching supervisors and management staff.
- Local Authority Pension Plan regulation and guidelines take precedence over Division policies and procedures.
- To be eligible to enroll in the Local Authorities Pension Plan, individuals must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week. The minimum waiting period for enrollment is specified below:
- All new CUPE employees become eligible to enroll in the Local Authorities Pension Plan after working for the Division for the lesser of 1 year or 1820 hours for those employees whose full-time regular work week is 35 hours per week, 1950 hours for those with a full-time work week of 37.5 and 2080 hours for those with a 40 hour full-time work week, hours worked prior to obtaining a permanent position on a part-time, temporary or a contract basis, will be applied to and reduce the hours to become eligible.
- New Out of Scope employees become eligible to enroll in the Local Authorities Pension Plan on the first day of employment.
- No waiting period is enforced for staff previously enrolled in the Local Authorities Pension Plan.
- Contract, casual or temporary employees are not eligible to enroll in the Local Authorities Plan.
- Employees who were eligible and enrolled under the Local Authorities Pension Plan, but had their hours reduced by the employer to a level which would otherwise make them ineligible under this Administrative Procedure, shall maintain their eligibility as long as their hours do not drop below 15 hours per week. Employees who, of their own choice, reduce their hours to a level, which makes them ineligible under this Administrative Procedure, shall adhere to the terms of this Administrative Procedure and shall be ineligible for continued enrollment in the Local Authorities Pension Plan
- The Start and end dates of the pension year will be as follows:
- Monthly paid employees January 1 to December 31 of each Calendar year.
- Biweekly paid employees the first pay that is paid in January to the last pay paid in December of each calendar year.
- To recognize the results of the Order in Council creating the Division, all part-time employees who were employed and enrolled in the Local Authorities Pension Plan on September 1, 1995, shall continue to be enrolled in the Local Authorities Pension Plan.
- All members of CUPE Local 2545 employed by the Division on September 1, 1995 and enrolled in the Local Authorities Pension Plan on September 1, 1995, will maintain their Local Authorities Pension Plan eligibility. The LAPP’s eligibility provisions shall still take precedence over this Administrative Procedure.
- The Associate Superintendent, Business and Finance shall report annually employees who are on long- term disability, workers’ compensation or leaves of absence.