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Phased Retirement Program (PRP) Letter of Agreement – Appendix M,  FASBU Collective Agreement 2015-2019

Article 31.7  Benefits for Retired Members Age 65 and Over

(a)  Members who retire on or after June 1, 2009 (that is, Members who retired prior to May 1, 2009, do not qualify), and who are 65 years of age or over and who have had at least ten (10) years of continuous service at the University, will have access to a Health Care Spending Account (HCSA) of $1,000 annually (single) or $1,300 annually (with dependents). Effective July 1, 2016, the HSCA will increase to $1,500 (single) or $1,800 (with dependents).

(b)  The HCSA is funded 100% by the Employer. Members must provide receipts for medical, vision, dental and paramedical expenses to the insurance carrier. Unused funds in an HCSA will be carried forward to a maximum of one (1) year subject to Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) regulations.

Article 31.8  Benefits for All Retired Members

(a)  Members who retire at or after fifty-five (55) years of age, and who have had at least ten (10) years of continuous service at the University, will continue to have access to the following services: an e-mail account; Library borrowing privileges; and athletic facilities on the same basis as active Members. A Nipissing University Retiree ID card will be issued to all retired Members.

(b)  The Employer agrees to allow Members who retire to purchase the computer and peripheral equipment from their office at a pro-rated depreciation of 25% per year.

Clarification regarding the Health Care Spending Account, June 2017

Recent Retirees:

2022 – Dr. Jennifer Barnett (Education), Dr. Dave Hackett (Environmental Science), Dr. Anne Wagner (Social Work)

2021 – Dr. Roman Brozowski (Geography), Dr. Susan Elliot-Johns (Education), Dr. Dennis Geden (Fine Arts), Dr. Donna Jowett (Philosophy)

2020 – Dr. Gordon Morrell (History)

2019 – Dr. Darlene Brackenreed (Education), Dr. Uldis Kundrats (Sociology), Dr. Chris Sarlo (Economics), Dr. Carmen Shields (Education), Dr. Astrid Steele (Education)

2018 – Dr. Elizabeth Ashworth (Education), Dr. Barbara Olmsted (Education)

2017 – Dr. Aroha Page (Nursing), Dr. Terry Dokis (Native Studies), Dr. Francoise Noel (History)

2015 – Dr. John Knox (Business-Organizational Behaviour), Dr. Steven Mulhberger (History)

2014 – Dr. Ron Wideman (Education)

2013 – Robert Bergquist (Business-Accounting), Dr. Paul Kelly (Fine Arts)

2011 – Dr. Helen Langford (Education), Dr. Keith Topps (Geography)

2010 – Dr. Wendy Young (Social Welfare)