CD 2013-009

Subject: Cancelling the Intended Retirement Date (IRD) Pay Action Code (PAC) 27 Transaction

June 4, 2013

1. Purpose

1.1. The purpose of this directive is to inform compensation advisors that the PAC 27 is no longer a valid transaction in the Regional Pay System.

2. Background

2.1. Prior to April 1, 2011, compensation advisors were responsible for establishing pension entitlement benefits.

2.2. The PAC 27 was used when an active contributor to the Public Service Pension Plan informed their compensation advisor of their intent to retire from the public service. After establishing the pension entitlement benefit, the compensation advisor would report the transaction including the option benefit code in field 71.

2.3. This Compensation Directive should be read in conjunction with Compensation Directive CD 2011-004 and the Superannuation Administration Manual (SAM) - Special Bulletin SAM – Special Bulletin: 2011-002

3. Policy

3.1. On April 1, 2011, the Government of Canada Pension Centre became responsible for administering pension benefit entitlements for plan members associated with terminations of employment from the public service for all departments, Crown corporations, agencies and territorial governments that are subject to the Public Service Pension Plan.

4. Procedures and Instructions

4.1. Since compensation advisors are no longer responsible for establishing the pension entitlement benefit, the PAC 27 can no longer be reported in the Regional Pay System.

4.2. Therefore, the PAC 27 transaction is now obsolete.

4.3. Although the link that details the PAC 27 instructions will be removed from the Personnel-Pay Input Manual (PPIM), the PAC 27 transaction will remain in the list of pay actions for historical purposes.

5. Inquiries

5.1. Any inquiries on the information contained in this directive should be addressed to your Public Works and Government Services Canada Compensation Services Office.

Original Signed by
Carrie E. Roussin

Carrie E. Roussin
Director General
Compensation Sector
Accounting, Banking and Compensation

Reference(s): CJA 9001-12