Title or working title of regulatory initiative
Electronic Documents and Information Regulations
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is undertaking various initiatives to refresh technologies that will enable more digital electronic services to plan members, reduce paper based forms and refine or eliminate associated manual processes and introduce automation where possible to provide members with positive online member experience and continued excellence in administration of pension services. This is a response to plan members’ rising expectations to be able to interact electronically for their personal pension information and online services, a government strategy on digital services, administrative pressures related to COVID-19, and PSPC’s desire to continue to provide excellent cost effective services to all plan members.
The Electronic Documents and Information Regulations are required to modernize the administration of the public service pension plan which otherwise expresses a bias towards the completion of administrative functions through paper-based processes. The Public Service Superannuation Act provides the authority to conduct business electronically, but there are no regulations that establish the parameters within which to provide and expand electronic service delivery. The regulations will be made to expressly permit the use of electronic means in the delivery of the public service pension plan.
To set parameters around the use of electronic technologies and processes in the administration of the public service pension plan.
Regulatory cooperation efforts (domestic and international)
Regulatory cooperation is not required as this initiative is internal to the management of the public service pension plan.
Potential impacts on Canadians, including businesses
There are no expected impacts on Canadians, including businesses, as they relate to the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat’s role as an employer.
Consultations will be held with the Public Service Pension Advisory Committee, comprised of employer, employee and retiree representatives.
Public consultations are not applicable as this issue is internal to the management of the public service pension plan.
Links to additional information
Departmental contact information
Senior Director, Pensions and Benefits Sector
Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer
This regulatory initiative was first included in the Forward Regulatory Plan: 2019 to 2021
For more information
Consult the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat’s acts and regulations web page for:
- a list of acts and regulations administered by the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
- further information on the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat’s implementation of government-wide regulatory management initiatives
Consult the following for links to the Cabinet Directive on Regulation and supporting policies and guidance, and for information on government-wide regulatory initiatives implemented by departments and agencies across the Government of Canada:
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