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New members sought for Pension Committee

Election process underway; nomination deadline April 10

March 8, 2023 — 

All current faculty and staff who are plan members of the University of Manitoba Pension Plan (1993) (Plan) are invited to nominate a colleague to the U of M Pension Committee for a three-year term. The election process includes both paper (retired faculty or staff receiving a monthly pension) and electronic voting (current faculty and staff). We anticipate that nomination forms will be available and emailed out on March 13. The nomination deadline is April 10.

The Pension Committee is charged with overseeing the administration of the Plan. Examples of the Pension Committee responsibilities include governance oversight, and investment strategies.

The Pension Committee, typically meets four to five times a year and is composed of:
  • Two (2) active plan member representatives (current faculty or staff)
  • One (1) inactive plan member representative (retired faculty or staff)
  • Three (3) administrators appointed by position/title
  • Four (4) additional persons appointed by the Board of Governors

The election period will run from April 24 to May 8. The nominees will be listed on a ballot with their names, photos and biographies.

To ensure the election process is completely private and confidential, the University has once again contracted the services of Canadian firm, Simply Voting. To access the confidential voting website, Simply Voting will assign a randomly generated identification number and secure password to each eligible voter. This will enable each voter to cast their electronic ballot without their vote being tied to their identity.

Simply Voting will send each voter their identification number and secure password through the email address provided to them by IST from pensionelection2023 [at] umanitoba [dot] ca

Each category of representatives — current and retired faculty and staff — has its own nomination and election process. The Pension Office will mail a separate communication directly to U of M’s retired plan members.

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