Forward Regulatory Plan: 2021 to 2023: Regulations deeming basic pay (salary) under the public service pension plan (New)

Title or working title of regulatory initiative

Regulations deeming basic pay (salary) under the public service pension plan

Enabling act(s)

Public Service Superannuation Act

Description

The definition of salary under the Public Service Superannuation Act has evolved over time and was last amended in 1975 to encompass the basic pay received for the performance of the regular duties of a position or office, exclusive of any amount received as allowances, special remuneration, payment for overtime, other compensation or gratuities, unless that amount is deemed to be or to have been included in that person’s basic pay pursuant to regulation. No regulations have been made in this regard, and given that basic pay has evolved over time, a regulatory framework is now required to standardize the forms of remuneration that are considered to constitute basic pay and to modernize pension plan provisions accordingly.

Key objective(s)

To introduce regulations deeming certain forms of remuneration to form part of basic pay (pensionable salary) for the purposes of the public service pension plan, thereby providing greater clarity, transparency and ease of administration.

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 this issue is internal to the management of the public service pension plan.

Consultations

Consultations have been initiated 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 and seeks alignment with legislation applicable to all Canadian employers and employees.

Departmental contact information

Deborah Elder
Senior Director, Pensions and Benefits Sector
Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer
343-996-8639
Deborah.Elder@tbs-sct.gc.ca

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:

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit:

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