Did you know that as a member of the Co-operative Superannuation Society (CSS) Pension Plan you have a voice to help shape our future?
We are currently seeking expressions of interest from inactive CSS Pension Plan members to serve as a CSS delegate and represent the best interests of the inactive employee group at meetings of the Society.
An inactive member is defined as a former employee who:
No longer contributes to the CSS Pension Plan
Still holds pension funds within the Plan
Is not receiving retirement income from the Plan
Under the CSS bylaws, the Board's employee directors are authorized to appoint one employee delegate from the Society's inactive members. The term of this appointment will start at the 2019 annual meeting and will end on the day prior to the 2021 annual meeting.
What is a CSS delegate required to do?
Delegates are required to attend the annual meeting of CSS (April 4 and 5, 2019 in Saskatoon) and any special delegate meetings necessary during their term. Special meetings have rarely been necessary in recent years.
Delegates, as representatives of the members, are the only ones able to change the bylaws or rules of the Plan as they affect contributions or benefits.
Delegates elect the Board of Directors. Each delegate may seek nomination for election to the Board but also has the right to refuse nomination.
Delegates receive a per diem of $251 for attending meetings plus out-of-pocket expenses.
Being a delegate is a responsible position – however it does not require a significant time commitment.
Interested in getting involved with your Pension Plan?
If you are an inactive member seeking appointment, please complete the information indicated in the Expression of Interest Form and forward the completed form to the Plan's Returning Officer no later than 4:30 p.m., January 31, 2019.
All forms received will be forwarded to the Plan's employee directors for consideration. The individual appointed will be contacted after the Board's year-end meeting on February 14, 2019. The delegate seminar and annual meeting will be held in Saskatoon on April 4 and 5, 2019.
With direction from members like you, we can focus on providing programs and services that put your best interests first!