Presentation on theme: "Spring General Meeting April 29, 2009. 1. Call to Order 2. Approval of the Agenda 3. Address to the Members: Lisa Castle, AVP Human Resources 4. Approval."— Presentation transcript:
Spring General Meeting April 29, 2009
1. Call to Order 2. Approval of the Agenda 3. Address to the Members: Lisa Castle, AVP Human Resources 4. Approval of the Minutes of the Spring GM President’s Report: Bernice Urbaniak a) Review of 2008/09 b) Current issues c) What’s ahead? 6. Disability Benefits Plan: Isabella Losinger & Kevin Jeffrey a) Restructure of IRP (Disability Benefit Plan) governance 7. Treasurer’s Report: a) Year-to-date Financial Performance b) Budget 2009/10 Overview c) Motion to Approve 2009/10 Budget (motion attached) 8. Question and Answer Session 9. Motion to Adjourn Agenda
Approval of the Agenda Motion to approve the agenda as circulated.
Focus on People An address to the members by Lisa Castle, AVP Human Resources
Approval of Minutes of 2008 Motion to approve the minutes of the Spring General Meeting of April 17, 2008 as posted on the AAPS website.
President’s Report …
Year in Review People Board Staff Membership Committees Advocacy Professional Development Communications Compensation Committee
Year in Review, Cont’d By-law Change: Electronic Voting Salary Survey AAPS Office Space – Lease Renewal Pension Changes DBP Governance and Plan Changes
Current Issues DBP Governance & Plan Design Compensation – Market Survey Adjustments On-going Advocacy Issues Executive Director Search
What’s Ahead? Bargaining – ACTE expires June 2010 Market Salary Implementation Executive Director Hire
Disability Benefits Plan (DBP) a.k.a. Long-Term Disability (LTD) a.k.a. Income Replacement Plan (IRP) a.k.a Disability (on your paycheck) = this is listed as an “after-tax deduction” IOW 100% employee-paid
DBP (Cont ’ d) What does DBP do for you? This is a mandatory benefit (you pay 1.4% of your regular earnings) Provides a monthly income if you are unable to work due to illness or injury Qualifying period is 6 months See HR website for more info
DBP (cont’d) Plan started in 1984 University is sole trustee, but there is no written formal trust agreement Currently under “ Administrative Services Only ” contract with SunLife September 2006: University informs UBC employee groups that income earned on DBP investment is subject to tax UBC strikes a deal with CRA for back payment of taxes from January 2000 onwards (previous years are forgiven) Ongoing, tax must be paid; all back-taxes have been covered by the plan
DBP (Cont’d) Current Situation University wants to remove itself from ongoing management of these funds Since 2007, AAPS Board (in particular a sub — group consisting of Bernice, George, & Isabella) has had extensive discussions regarding different models of an DBP plan that would provide maximum flexibility for members wishing to return to work as soon as their health allows, while keeping premiums affordable
DBP (Cont’d) Key considerations Members own 100% of the funds; therefore we should have full involvement in governance Employment is central to self-value Members ’ economic positions must be protected during times of protracted illness and/or disability Risk and costs must be balanced to ensure long- term value and affordable, effective protection for our members
DBP (Cont’d) This is an exceedingly complex area Board has engaged Pointbreak Consulting Group to provide advice regarding the present and future DBP options = Kevin Jeffrey is our key consultant An RFP (Request for Proposals) has been issued by the University, in consultation with AAPS
DBP (Cont’d) Next Steps receive & review RFP responses interview potential plan suppliers finalise recommendations to take to the membership (including plan design & governance) conduct information sessions membership vote
DBP (Cont’d) Conclusions We live in an uncertain world Plan valuation March 2007 = $34.3 mil Plan valuation Dec 2008= $32.6 mil
Treasurer’s Report: Edward Hung a.Year-to-date Financial Performance b.Budget 2009/10 Overview c.Motion to Approve 2009/10 Budget
Budget Overview 2009/10 Click here to open the Budget SpreadsheetClick here to open the Budget Spreadsheet.
Motion to Approve Budget Motion to approve the 2009/10 AAPS budget: “Be it resolved that the AAPS budget prepared by the Board be approved as presented”.