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An open invitation to all OPSEU CAAT Academic retirees

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) is seeking a member to represent OPSEU as a Trustee on the CAAT Pension Plan for an upcoming vacancy.  This Trustee position rotates between OPSEU CAAT Support, OPSEU CAAT Academic and the Ontario College Administrative Staff Association (OCASA). The appointment is currently held by OPSEU CAAT Support and expires December 31, 2015.  The next appointment is to be made from the OPSEU CAAT Academic retiree group.  The appointment has a three year term, commencing January 1, 2016 and expiring on December 31, 2018.

The twelve-member Board of Trustees has a fiduciary responsibility to all active and retired plan members and is responsible for the administration and investments of the CAAT Pension Plan. Knowledge of governance and pension matters and a demonstrated ability to understand complex issues and investment philosophy is preferred.  Experience in representing the interests of diverse groups is also an asset.

Trustees are generally required to meet for two days every two months. By OPSEU policy, no compensation is provided for this position. Essentially, this is a volunteer position.  However, travel and meal expenses are reimbursed according to CAAT Pension and OPSEU policy.  The successful candidate must be willing to sign a letter of agreement that they will claim expenses only as per OPSEU policies. A copy of these policies will be provided to all candidates selected for an interview.

Candidates should send their resume and brief cover letter to be received at OPSEU not later than August 30, 2015:

Attention: Kim Macpherson – OPSEU – Pension & Benefits Unit
5757 Coopers Avenue, Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 1R9

Tel. 1-800-268-7376 x5564
Fax: 416-443-0553
Email: kmacpherson@opseu.org

Please indicate the OPSEU Local number and the college you retired from in your cover letter.  Please note this position is only open to retired employees of Ontario colleges who were members of the academic bargaining unit at their date of retirement, and who are receiving a pension from the CAAT Pension Plan.

A selection committee will interview candidates and make a recommendation on the appointment to the OPSEU Executive Board.  The OPSEU Executive Board approves all OPSEU pension appointments. All candidates will be notified in writing as to the outcome of their application