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Superannuation Directorate

Your Centre of Pension Expertise

About us

What we do

The Superannuation Directorate is the primary office responsible for the administration of the pension plan for federal public service employees, the Public Service Superannuation Act (PSSA).

We also provide administrative support to the underwriters responsible for several public service group benefit plans, Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP), the Public Service Management Insurance Plan (PSMIP), the Disability Insurance Plan (DI), and the Post Retirement Life Insurance Plan (PRLIP).

About the PSSA

Part I - terms and conditions of the registered defined benefit pension plan to which virtually all federal public servants are required to contribute.

Part II - terms and conditions of the legislated life insurance plan, the Supplementary Death Benefit (SDB) which is applicable to most contributors mentioned above under Part I.

Facts and Figures

Over 425 personnel located at one site in Shediac, N.B.

Over 238,000 active members to the pension plan

Over 220,000 retired members from the pension plan

Over 600,000 insurance accounts

Fulfills over 500,000 service requests annually

Handles over 888,000 pieces of mail annually

Maintains approximately 540,000 files for active and retired members and their survivors

Responsible for annual expenditures in excess of $4 billion from 5 public funds with balances exceeding $90 billion.

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