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    Table of Contents

    • Chapter 1: Introduction
    • Chapter 2: Contributing to the public service superannuation plan
    • Chapter 3: Increasing pensionable service
    • Chapter 4: Benefit entitlements to contributors
    • Chapter 5: Benefit entitlements to survivors or estate
    • Chapter 6: Supplementary death benefit
    • Chapter 7: Personal documentation
    • Chapter 8: Air traffic controllers' special provisions
    • Chapter 9: Correctional service - special provisions

Chapter 2

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CONTRIBUTING TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE SUPERANNUATION PLAN

DATE EMPLOYMENT COMMENCES IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE

  • SAM 2-1-1
    DATE EMPLOYMENT COMMENCES (December 2002)
  • SAM 2-1-2
    EMPLOYMENT DEFINED (November 2011)
  • SAM 2-1-3
    PUBLIC SERVICE DEFINED (November 2011)
  • SAM 2-1-4
    FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT (April 2011)

DATE EMPLOYMENT CEASES IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE

  • SAM 2-2-1
    DATE EMPLOYMENT CEASES (November 2011)
  • SAM 2-2-2
    CESSATION DATE -- DEATH-IN-SERVICE (April 2011)
  • SAM 2-2-3
    CESSATION DATE -- LEAVE WITHOUT PAY (November 2011)
  • SAM 2-2-4
    CESSATION DATE -- WHILE ON SUSPENSION (December 2002)
  • SAM 2-2-5
    CESSATION DATE -- SEASONAL EMPLOYEES (December 2002)
  • SAM 2-2-6
    EFFECT OF DAYS OF REST AND HOLIDAYS ON CESSATION OF EMPLOYMENT (October 2006)
  • SAM 2-2-7
    ABOLITION OF MANDATORY RETIREMENT (DELETED November 2011)
  • SAM 2-2-8
    EFFECT OF Canada Pension Plan (CPP)/Quebec Pension Plan (QPP) BENEFIT ON EMPLOYMENT (November 2011)

EXTENSIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • SAM 2-3
    EXTENSIONS OF EMPLOYMENT BEYOND AGE 65 (December 2002)

ELIGIBILITY TO CONTRIBUTE

  • SAM 2-4-1
    CONTRIBUTOR DEFINED (November 2011)
  • SAM 2-4-2
    PERSONS REQUIRED TO CONTRIBUTE (November 2011)
  • SAM 2-4-3
    EMPLOYEES WHO BECOME CONTRIBUTORS ON APPOINTMENT (December 2002)
  • SAM 2-4-4
    EMPLOYEES UNDER AGE 18 (November 2011)
  • SAM 2-4-5
    EMPLOYEES APPOINTED FOR A SPECIFIED PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS OR LESS (August 2011)
  • SAM 2-4-6
    EMPLOYEES APPOINTED TO A TERM OF SIX MONTHS OR LESS -- RE-APPOINTED TO A TERM OVER SIX MONTHS (November 2011)
  • SAM 2-4-7
    SEASONAL EMPLOYEES (November 2011)
  • SAM 2-4-8
    CONTRIBUTOR TO ANOTHER PENSION FUND OUTSIDE THE PUBLIC SERVICE (July 2010)
  • SAM 2-4-9
    EMPLOYEES AGE 65 OR OVER IN RECEIPT OF CANADA/QUEBEC PENSION BENEFIT (DELETED November 2011)
  • SAM 2-4-10
    EFFECT OF PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT ON CONTRIBUTORY STATUS (DELETED November 2011)

CONTRIBUTIONS

  • SAM 2-5-1
    RATE OF CONTRIBUTION - PUBLIC SERVICE SUPERANNUATION ACT (PSSA) (June 2012)
  • | SAM 2-5-2
    CONTRIBUTION RATE - RETIREMENT COMPENSATION ARRANGEMENT (May 2013)
  • SAM 2-5-3
    COMPLETION OF 35 YEARS PENSIONABLE SERVICE (November 2011)
  • | SAM 2-5-4
    CANADA PENSION PLAN / QUEBEC PENSION PLAN CONTRIBUTIONS FROM 1966 TO 2013 (May 2013)

CONTRIBUTIONS WHILE ON LEAVE WITHOUT PAY (LWOP)

  • SAM 2-6-1
    CURRENT SERVICE WITHOUT PAY (November 2011)
  • SAM 2-6-2
    PENSIONABLE LEAVE WITHOUT PAY LIMITS (November 2011)
  • SAM 2-6-3
    LWOP REQUIRING SINGLE RATE OF CONTRIBUTION (February 2009)
  • SAM 2-6-4
    LEAVE WITHOUT PAY REQUIRING DOUBLE RATE OF CONTRIBUTION (June 2011)
  • SAM 2-6-5
    METHOD OF PAYMENT OF CONTRIBUTIONS FOR LWOP (November 2011)
  • SAM 2-6-6
    CONTRIBUTIONS UNPAID WHEN CONTRIBUTOR CEASES TO BE EMPLOYED OR DIES (November 2011)
  • | SAM 2-6-7
    OPTION NOT TO COUNT LWOP AS PENSIONABLE - GENERAL (May 2013)
  • SAM 2-6-8
    OPTION NOT TO COUNT LWOP -- RETURN TO DUTY PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 9, 1993 (DELETED November 2011)
  • SAM 2-6-9
    OPTION NOT TO COUNT LWOP -- RETURN TO PAY DUTY ON/AFTER SEPTEMBER 9, 1993 (DELETED November 2011)
  • SAM 2-6-10
    DUAL EMPLOYMENT WHILE ON LEAVE WITHOUT PAY (November 2011)
  • SAM 2-6-11
    PENSIONABLE LEAVE WITHOUT PAY LIMITS UNDER THE PUBLIC SERVICE SUPERANNUATION REGULATIONS (DELETED November 2011)

SALARY

  • SAM 2-7-1
    RATE OF SALARY FOR CONTRIBUTION PURPOSES (November 2011)
  • SAM 2-7-2
    SALARY OVER $15,000 (DELETED November 2011)
  • SAM 2-7-3
    RATE OF SALARY FOR CERTAIN PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT (August 2011)

APPENDICES TO CHAPTER 2

  • SAM 2-8-1
    APPENDIX I -- DEPARTMENTS (December 2002)
  • SAM 2-8-2
    APPENDIX II -- BRANCHES WHICH ARE PART OF THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNMENT (May 2004)
  • SAM 2-8-3
    APPENDIX III -- SCHEDULE 1 (December 2002)
  • SAM 2-8-4
    APPENDIX IV -- BRANCHES DEEMED TO BE IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE (July  2010)
  • SAM 2-8-5
    APPENDIX V -- ALLOWANCES AND EXTRA PAY WHICH FORM PART OF SALARY (September 2008)
  • SAM 2-8-6
    APPENDIX VI -- PERQUISITES FORMING PART OF SALARY (December 2002)
  • SAM 2-8-7
    APPENDIX VII -- ALLOWANCES AND EXTRA PAY WHICH DO NOT FORM PART OF SALARY (February 2008)
  • SAM 2-8-8
    APPENDIX VIII -- PERQUISITES NOT FORMING PART OF SALARY (December 2002)