Your 2022 CSSB T4A or NR4 is now available using our Online Services. It’s as simple as signing in and going to your Inbox. For members who are not registered for Online Services or who receive a pension from one of the other plans administered by the Board, T4A’s will be mailed out by the end of February. If you have any questions regarding accessing your T4A, please email us at email@example.com
The CSSB recently received information from the Manitoba government regarding the retroactive earnings paid this fall. We are working to manually update member accounts and appreciate your continued patience. No action is required on your part as it relates to the retroactive salary increase. For pensioners, the CSSB expects to finish account updates by early 2023. We will share an announcement on the CSSB website when the updates are completed. For employees, your CSSB account will be updated with the new salaries by June 30, 2023. The earnings will be considered in your pension calculation if those years are among your ‘best five’ years for pensionable earnings. For more information, read the fact sheet by browsing the Publications section of our site.
We are happy to offer an in-person Pre-Retirement seminar in Winnipeg and encourage you to register if you are planning to retire in the next few years. The seminar will be held at 206 - 444 St. Mary Avenue on Tuesday November 8, 2022 from 8:30:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (in the Conference Room on the 2nd floor). You can register for this Pre-Retirement Seminar through the CSSB Online Services (www.cssb.mypension.ca). When logged into your account, go to Register for Group Seminars on the left-hand side and click on the tab for Winnipeg. The number of registrants is limited for the upcoming in-person seminar, but we continue to offer in-person seminars and live online webinars. Dates and times will be posted to Online Services under Register for Group Seminars as the schedule is expanded.
We are pleased to announce that the Superannuation and Insurance Liaison Committee (SILC) has appointed the following employee representatives to the Civil Service Superannuation Board: Samantha Probetts was appointed for a three-year term from September 1, 2022 to December 31, 2025. Reed Winstone was appointed for a two-year term from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2024. Doug Troke and Jody Gillis were appointed for a one-year term from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023. The Civil Superannuation Act requires that the Civil Service Superannuation Fund be administered by a board consisting of nine members. Four members serve as representatives of employees and retired members and are appointed by the Superannuation and Insurance Liaison Committee (SILC).
The Board approved a 1.98% COLA based on the 2021 change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) of 4.80%. The COLA will be included in the July 2022 pension payments to eligible pension recipients. This increase also applies to eligible members with a deferred account.
The 2018 Public Service Group Insurance Fund valuation revealed a surplus. The Superannuation and Insurance Liaison Committee, which represents employees and pensioners, and the Employer Pension and Insurance Advisory Committee, which represents employers, negotiated an agreement on how that surplus will be used. For more information, please go to the Publications section of our website under Fact Sheets.
Although our in-person seminars have also been cancelled for the time being, we are offering live Pre-Retirement Webinars starting in February 2022. An online seminar is a live presentation made available using Zoom video conferencing software. Members who register for an online seminar will be able to view the PowerPoint presentation from their own computer, hear the presenter’s explanations, and have an opportunity to ask questions which could be answered live, providing there is adequate time to do so.
You can register by logging in to your CSSB Online Services account www.cssb.mypension.ca then go to Register for Group Seminars to choose a date and time that is convenient for you.
Employees who are registered for Online Services now have access to a Special Service Buy Back Estimator. Enter your annual salary and the number of years you’re interested in purchasing, and the estimator will tell you the current cost and the approximate increase to your pension. View the results on screen or print a copy for future reference.
Effective January 2022, pensioners will no longer be able to donate to the All Charities Campaign. The Province has advised that, “the technology and infrastructure that supported All Charities is no longer reliable. This means that the All Charities campaign can not continue as it always has.”
No action is required to cancel donations after December 2021.
Pensioners who wish to continue to donate to their favourite charities should contact those organizations directly to make arrangements. Donations to other organizations through deduction from your pension will not be possible.
Our member survey in 2018 told us that our website was the most widely used service that CSSB provides, and although the satisfaction level with the website was respectable, it received the lowest score of the services considered. Members told us that there was room for improvement in how the site was organized and in its overall appeal. We listened and are pleased to welcome you to the new CSSB website. The new site has an updated look, but everything you're looking for is still here and should be easier to find.
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