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July Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: June 27, 2022
Updated: Financial Statement Guidelines – ASPE, IFRS, PSAS
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Posted: June 15, 2022
June Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: May 19, 2022
May Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: April 21, 2022
April Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: March 24, 2022
March Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: February 17, 2022
February Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: January 20, 2022
Employer bulletin - Follow the salary policy when determining if your employees’ overtime is pensionable
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Posted: December 20, 2021
January Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: December 15, 2021
December Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: November 18, 2021
November Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: October 21, 2021
October Employer Newsletter is now available
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Posted: September 23, 2021
Board Communique: September 16, 2021 (link goes to member website)
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Posted: September 16, 2021
Employer bulletin - Upcoming plan changes will improve equity and long-term sustainability
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Posted: March 29, 2021
Updated: Financial Statement Guidelines – ASPE, IFRS, PSAS
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Posted: March 02, 2021
Employer Bulletin - Starting January 1, 2021, you must use method 3 to calculate pensionable service for full-time shift workers
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Posted: December 15, 2020
Employer Bulletin - To improve planning, employer contribution rates will apply to multiple years
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Posted: August 12, 2020
New: Employer Data Submission Troubleshooting
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Posted: August 10, 2020
Updated: Financial Statement Guidelines – ASPE, IFRS, PSAS
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Posted: July 13, 2020
Updated: Financial Statement Guidelines – ASPE, IFRS, PSAS
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Posted: June 07, 2019
Updated: Financial Statement Guidelines – ASPE, IFRS, PSAS
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Posted: June 18, 2018
Updated – new employee information sheet.
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Posted: July 17, 2017
Board Communique: July 6, 2017 (link goes to member website)

Changes to actuarial assumptions may affect pension amounts for some members who retire on or after January 1, 2018.

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Posted: July 06, 2017
Employer Bulletin - 2017 maximum deductible pension contribution limit
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Posted: February 21, 2017
Employer Bulletin - 2017 special agreement maximum deductible pension contribution limit
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Posted: February 21, 2017
Slides and audio recordings from the October 13, 2016 Annual General Meeting are now available.
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Posted: October 25, 2016
Updated: Financial Statement Guidelines – ASPE, IFRS, PSAS
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Posted: October 24, 2016
Cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) information sheet
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Posted: September 28, 2016
Employer Bulletin - Employer contribution rate simplification to begin
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Posted: September 26, 2016
FAQ - Employer contribution rate simplification
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Posted: September 26, 2016
Board Communique - The basic account is fully funded
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Posted: September 26, 2016
Board Communique - 2015 valuation update: no contribution rate increase expected
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Posted: July 04, 2016
NEW - Value of the Plan for Employers in the Municipal Pension Plan
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Posted: June 20, 2016
Updated: Financial Statement Guidelines – ASPE, IFRS, PSAS
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Posted: June 15, 2016
Group benefits for retired members changing January 1, 2017
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Posted: May 19, 2016
Board Communique - Group benefits for retired members are changing
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Posted: April 19, 2016
Employer Bulletin - Changes to the definition of “termination of employment” for plan members who remain on a seniority or recall list
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Posted: April 04, 2016
Employer Bulletin - 2016 special agreement maximum deductible pension contribution limits
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Posted: March 16, 2016
Employer Bulletin - 2016 maximum deductible pension contribution limits
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Posted: March 16, 2016
New - Using the Employee Information at Termination/Retirement (EITR) tool FAQ
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Posted: January 13, 2016
Municipal Pension Board of Trustees appoint new Board Secretary
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Posted: December 23, 2015
Did you miss the 2015 Muncipal Pension Plan AGM? Curious about what happened? We can help.
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Posted: October 28, 2015
NEW - Backgrounder for Municipal Employers and Unions
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Posted: September 03, 2015
New: Financial Statement Guidelines – Public Sector Accounting Standards (PSAS)
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Posted: July 22, 2015
Updated: Financial Statement Guidelines – International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
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Posted: July 22, 2015
Updated: Financial Statement Guidelines – Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE)
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Posted: July 22, 2015
New enrolment rules for retired members
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Posted: July 02, 2015
Employer Bulletin - 2015 maximum deductible pension contribution limits
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Posted: April 29, 2015
Employer Bulletin - 2015 special agreement maximum deductible pension contribution limits
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Posted: April 29, 2015
New: Employer Forum Communique

This is the summary from the Employer Forum held November 5, 2014

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Posted: January 19, 2015
New: Employer Council Communique

This is the summary from the Employer Council meeting held November 6, 2014

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Posted: January 19, 2015
Employer Bulletin: Checklist following resolution to BC Teachers’ Federation labour dispute
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Posted: September 23, 2014
Pension option factor tables will update January 1, 2015. Click here for info and member scenarios
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Posted: July 22, 2014
Judith Payne Appointed Executive Director of the BC Municipal Pension Plan
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Posted: July 10, 2014
Employer bulletin: 2014 Maximum contribution limits (Group 5)
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Posted: June 25, 2014
Employer bulletin: 2014 Maximum contribution limits
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Posted: June 25, 2014
NEW Pension Division Upon Marital Breakdown (member site)
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Posted: June 23, 2014
Employer Bulletin - Contribution rate increase effective July 1, 2014
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Posted: June 06, 2014
Employer Bulletin: Improvements to the Member Benefit Statement
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Posted: April 30, 2014
Employer Bulletin: Changes to the plan rules will impact your employees' beneficiary nomination options
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Posted: March 31, 2014
Employer Bulletin - Employer newsletter coming soon
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Posted: February 11, 2014
Board Communique: Separate pension benefits for public safety and non-public safety employment
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Posted: January 03, 2014
Employer Bulletin - Upcoming changes to employees’ beneficiary nomination options
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Posted: December 18, 2013
Employer Bulletin: Your employees can now create their own estimates for purchases of missed contributions
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Posted: December 05, 2013
Employer Bulletin - Year-end payroll reporting
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Posted: November 26, 2013
NEW! Economic impact of BC's public sector pension plans
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Posted: October 16, 2013
Employer Bulletin - contribution rate rebalancing for member groups - effective July 1, 2014
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Posted: October 11, 2013
NEW! MPP Valuation Newsletter
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Posted: October 02, 2013
Employer Bulletin - contribution rates increasing on July 1, 2014
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Posted: September 30, 2013
NEW! MPP Member Rate Increase FAQs
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Posted: September 27, 2013
NEW! MPP Contribution Rate Increase Poster
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Posted: September 27, 2013
Board Communique: Last chance to register for 2013 employer and union forum
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Posted: September 23, 2013
Employer Bulletin - 2013 Employer and union forum registration - Register before September 23
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Posted: September 13, 2013
New! 2012 MPP Annual Report
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Posted: September 11, 2013
Needs some tips? Check out the new Employer Quick Reference Guide
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Posted: September 03, 2013
Employer Bulletin - Employee Information at Termination or Retirement form
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Posted: July 12, 2013
Employer Bulletin - 2013 maximum deductible pension contribution limit for members in a Special Agreement (SA) employee group
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Posted: July 04, 2013
Employer Bulletin - 2013 maximum deductible pension contribution limit
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Posted: July 04, 2013
Employer Bulletin - Updated Long-term Disability (LTD) Form
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Posted: June 16, 2013
2013 MPP Employer & Union Forum Registration
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Posted: June 05, 2013
Employer Bulletin - Your Pension Options video series

The Client Education Program is pleased to announce the launch of the Pension Options Video series on single life options, joint life options and temporary annuity options.

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Posted: April 10, 2013
Employer Bulletin - Secure access to My Account 24/7
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Posted: March 26, 2013
Employer Bulletin - Nurses Union affiliation
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Posted: March 08, 2013
Employer Bulletin - Change to Plan’s purchase of service application deadlines
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Posted: January 08, 2013
Employer Bulletin - Payroll Report employee group update
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Posted: December 17, 2012
Employer Bulletin - Year-end payroll (Service Event Record) reporting
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Posted: November 22, 2012
Employer Bulletin - Long term disability confirmation reports
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Posted: October 30, 2012
Payroll Reporting Refresher workshops are happening now! Don’t miss your chance to register.
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Posted: October 23, 2012
Employer Bulletin - Inactive web service user cancellation
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Posted: October 16, 2012
2011 MPP Annual Report
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Posted: August 21, 2012
Employer Bulletin - Voice of the Client program
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Posted: July 30, 2012
About the Plan—Questions & Answers
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Posted: July 06, 2012
Updated: Investments page reorganization and new content
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Posted: June 29, 2012
Employer Bulletin - Reporting requirements for high-income earners
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Posted: June 25, 2012
Employer Bulletin - Returned enrolment packages
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Posted: June 20, 2012
UPDATED: 2011 Report to Members
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Posted: May 25, 2012
Updated: Employer Manual sections 1, 2. 3. and 4
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Posted: May 18, 2012
Updated: Understanding your 2011 Member's Benefit Statement
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Posted: May 18, 2012
Employer Bulletin: Distributing information from Pension Corporation
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Posted: April 11, 2012
Employer Bulletin - Changes to Message Board
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Posted: March 13, 2012
Using My Account
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Posted: January 04, 2012
Employer Bulletin - Year-end payroll (Service Event Record) reporting

This is a reminder that your year-end payroll report (Service Event Record) is due by January 9, 2012. Timely submission of this data is important to calculate and report pension adjustment (PA) figures for all active plan members within the deadlines set out by income tax regulations.

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Posted: December 08, 2011
What’s new - Balancing Help for payroll reporting
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Posted: November 29, 2011
Employer Bulletin - Special Agreement calculator
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Posted: October 13, 2011
Employer Bulletin - Member survey in progress
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Posted: October 05, 2011
Employer Bulletin - Reporting requirements for high-income earners
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Posted: July 22, 2011
Reporting change for electronic Pension Adjustment
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Posted: June 27, 2011
Employer Bulletin: Distributing information from Pension Corporation
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Posted: May 25, 2011
Employer Bulletin: Avoid possible Canada Post service disruption—use E-remit
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Posted: May 20, 2011
Updated - Transferring Service PensionFact
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Posted: April 26, 2011
Employer and member contribution rates effective July 1, 2011

Municipal Employers have begun receiving their Contribution Rate letters that indicate their unique employer contribution rate. Member contribution rates are also increasing as of July 1, 2011.

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Posted: April 26, 2011
Employer Bulletin - Additional method for calculating service
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Posted: January 20, 2011
Employer Bulletin - Employer contribution rate imbalance
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Posted: January 10, 2011
Hold the Date – October 12, 2011 – Municipal Pension Plan Annual General Meeting – Greater Vancouver
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Posted: December 17, 2010
Updated - Guide for Plan Members
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Posted: December 14, 2010
Updated PensionFact - Your Pension Plan termination options (was Terminating Membership)
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Posted: December 14, 2010
Employer Bulletin - 90-day Termination Options
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Posted: December 13, 2010
Employer Bulletin - Year-end payroll reporting
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Posted: December 06, 2010
Employer Bulletin - Retirement Declaration no longer required
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Posted: November 25, 2010
Employer Bulletin - Excise Tax Act amendment
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Posted: October 26, 2010
Updated - Expanded FAQ on income splitting
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Posted: September 27, 2010
Board Communique - Contribution Rate Increases take effect July 1, 2011
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Posted: September 22, 2010
Actuarial Report, BC Municipal Pension Plan, December 31, 2009
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Posted: September 22, 2010
Board Communique - Municipal Pension Plan contribution rate increase

There will be a contribution rate increase for employers and members effective July 1, 2011.

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Posted: August 31, 2010
Employer Bulletin - 30-day enrolment deadline
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Posted: August 26, 2010
2009 MPP Annual Report
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Posted: August 12, 2010
Employer Bulletin - Reporting requirements for high-income earners
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Posted: June 29, 2010
Employer Bulletin - Rule amendments regarding leave provisions
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Posted: April 15, 2010
Employer Bulletin - New Termination Selection Statements
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Posted: March 29, 2010
Employer Bulletin - Employer Data Submission (eds) training opportunities
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Posted: March 24, 2010
Employer Bulletin - Employer Data Submission is on the way

Starting March 29, 2010, Employer Data Submission (EDS) will be live for all employers.

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Posted: March 01, 2010
Employer Bulletin - Member retirement and termination forms
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Posted: February 24, 2010
Employer Bulletin - Reporting requirements for purchases of service
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Posted: February 11, 2010
Employer Bulletin - Municipal Pension Plan website updated and simplified

BC Pension Corporation has been working to make the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP) website easier for you to use. As a result, we are pleased to announce improvements to the MPP website.

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Posted: December 10, 2009
Employer Bulletin - Salary policy clarification
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Posted: August 19, 2009
Employer Bulletin - Reporting formats for Excel users

Important updates to employer reporting file formats for Excel users

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Posted: August 05, 2009
Member Union Affiliation Reporting

Member union affiliation and bargaining information - updated reporting requirements.

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Posted: July 13, 2009
Update: Reinstatement of a Refund Request for Cost Form
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Posted: April 21, 2009
Employer Bulletin: Providing annual pension information in cases of marital breakdown
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Posted: March 02, 2009
Special Agreement Decision Received from Canada Revenue Agency

This Pension Bulletin contains important information about CRA's decision regarding Special Agreements.

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Posted: September 15, 2008
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