Changes were made to the public service pension plan effective January 1, 2013. For more information, visit the Information concerning changes to the public sector pension plans page of the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Web site or contact the Employer Support Services. We appreciate your patience while we gradually update all of our procedures, publications and Web sites to reflect these changes. [2013-04-03]
The Public Service Pension Centre has been renamed the Government of Canada Pension Centre (Pension Centre). This name change represents our future expanded service delivery. We appreciate your patience as we gradually change all of our publications and Websites to reflect our new name. [2013-01-29]
Back by popular demand, we are pleased to announce that the Basic Pension Calculator is now available for all active members of the public service pension plan! This tool does not require a password and can be accessed from any computer. It provides employees with an estimate of their monthly and yearly pension benefits based on the data they enter.
As a compensation advisor, we encourage you to explore the features of this online self-service tool at Your Public Service Pension and Benefits Web Portal and recommend it to your employees! [2012-10-15]
Inputs should be done in hours for closed short periods of LWOP only (six days or less). Due to system functionality, if long periods of LWOP are reported in hours, it will cause integrity problems in the member’s account. In addition, for long periods of LWOP (more than six days), do not report the number of hours/days; the pension solution will automatically calculate the compensatory days based on the FROM and TO date of the LWOP period. [2012-03-16]
There is a new billing process for the Employers who remit contributions on a monthly basis. Once the new pension solution is implemented, employers will be invoiced by the Government of Canada Pension Centre (Pension Centre) based on the information provided to the Pension Centre via the new Data Capture Tool (DCT).
Employers must provide the Pension Centre with the Employer Representative User ID Request form PWGSC-TPSGC 591 for their employees who require access to the Data Capture Tool (DCT) and/or the Accounting functionality.