Q: Where can I find personal information about my pension?

A: Members should go to their own pension plan to answer questions such as:

  • When do I have to retire?
  • What is the 85 factor?
  • What is a cost of living adjustment (COLA)?
  • What are my retirement options?
  • How can I receive a pension estimate?
  • Can I receive a pension before age 65?

Q: What does AUPE’s Standing Committee on Pensions do?

A: Generally speaking, the Pension Committee represents AUPE members on all questions relating to the protection and enhancement of their pensions. Certain members of the committee or AUPE sit on the boards of the Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP) and the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP). The committee also has a number of specific duties assigned by AUPE’s Convention and Provincial Executive.

Q: Who may become a member of the committee? How do I become a member of the Pension Committee?

A: Any AUPE member in good standing who has the approval of the President of AUPE can be appointed to the Pension Committee. Candidates for membership on the committee should have a strong interest in pension issues, sufficient time to commit to attend committee meetings and a willingness to pitch in and work hard. If you are interested in membership on this committee, you should write a letter or email to the President of AUPE, expressing your interest and giving reasons why you think you would be a good candidate. The selection is made by the President, with the advice of the Executive Secretary-Treasurer, who is the Chair of this committee. Applicants for positions on this committee need to remember that many members are interested in this important volunteer job and that only a few can be appointed. All expressions of interest are gratefully received.

Q: Are all AUPE members participants in the same pension plan?

A: No. The largest number of AUPE members are enrolled in either the LAPP or the PSPP. Some other AUPE members have other pension arrangements. Click here to go to the PSPP and LAPP websites.

Q: Does AUPE have representation on the boards of pension plans in which its members are enrolled?

A: AUPE has representatives on the boards of the LAPP and the PSPP.