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December 16, 2009 (revised March 19, 2010)

SUBJECT: Service Buyback Estimate Details to be Provided to Crown Corporations


1.1. The purpose of this special advice is to provide organizations not using the Regional Pay System (RPS) with information on a new procedure that will assist them with forecasting the costs of their employees' service buyback requests.


2.1. Prior to the centralization of service purchase, Crown corporations, agencies and territorial governments were involved in the processing of service buyback requests and, as a result, were able to estimate costs to the employer during the initial stages of the process.

Since the centralization of service purchase in early 2009, employers are only made aware of an employee's decision to buyback service when the form Notice to Start Service Buyback Deductions PWGSC-TPSGC / PWGSC-TPSGC 2270) is received. They are only notified of the total cost upon receipt of the Service Buyback Notice (PWGSC-TPSGC 2097), after the buyback process is finalized at the Public Service Pension Centre (PSPC).


3.1. In an effort to assist employers with forecasting costs related to service purchase, the PSPC has implemented a new process to provide employing Crown corporations, agencies and territorial governments with the details of their employees' service buyback requests. The final cost to the member will continue to be confirmed on the Service Buyback Notice (PWGSC- TPSGC 2097).

| 3.2. Effective immediately, and only upon receipt of a signed Election Form for Elective Pensionable Service (PWGSC-TPSGC 3006) from a plan member, the PSPC will issue the Notice to Start Buyback Deductions (PWGSC - TPSGC 2270) form to the employer. The PWGSC - TPSGC 2270 form will provide Crown corporations, agencies and territorial governments with detailed service buyback information to commence the service buyback deductions. The form also provides information allowing them to calculate their "estimated" costs associated with the employee's service buyback request.


4.1. Any request for information regarding the foregoing should be addressed to the attention of Lise-Anne Léger, Acting Chief of Employer Support Services, PSPC at 506-533-5686.

Original Signed by
B. Fortin

Brigitte Fortin
Director General
Compensation Sector
Accounting, Banking and Compensation