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Salaried Pension Plans

Contributory Pension Plan for Salaried Employees of McMaster University Including McMaster Divinity College 2000 (“Plan 2000”); and

Contributory Pension Plan for Salaried Employees of McMaster University Including McMaster Divinity College (“Original Plan”)

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The plan highlights provide a summary of key provisions and information for members, based on their employee group.

Faculty

TMG

UNIFOR Members Hired on or Before April 30, 2010

UNIFOR Members Hired on or After May 1, 2010

MUALA

The Salaried Pension Plan texts were amended and restated effective July 1, 2022. The 2022 restatements:
  1. Consolidate the prior restatement (2019) and subsequent amendments into a single document;
  2. Clarify specific Plan provisions that required refinement;
  3. Incorporate “housekeeping” changes;
  4. Reflect legislative changes since the 2019 restatement; and
  5. Align select Plan provisions with administrative practice.

No amendments have been made to the July 1, 2022 Plan texts.

At the request of the McMaster University Retiree Association and as approved by the Pension Trust Committee, an Annual Report to Members will be made available each year. The report will include key documents pertaining to both the administration and investment aspects of the pension plans.

McMaster University currently has two Salaried Pension Plans referred to throughout this report as the “Original Plan” and “Plan 2000”. These two Plans originated as a result of the surplus distribution and are similar in plan design.  As a result, both Plans are included in this consolidated Annual Report to Members.

McMaster Human Resources Services in conjunction with Financial Affairs is committed to continually improving upon the information provided within this report. We encourage you to forward any suggestions or comments to Human Resources Services.

Please note, the documents contained in this Annual Report have been consolidated for ease of reference.  Should a discrepancy occur between the original documents and the versions contained in this report, the originals will govern in the case of error.

Financial Statements

Financial Statements as at June 30, 2021 – Original Plan

Financial Statements as at June 30, 2020 – Original Plan

Financial Statements as at June 30, 2019 – Original Plan

Financial Statements as at June 30, 2018 – Original Plan

Financial Statements as at June 30, 2017 – Original Plan

Financial Statements as at June 30, 2016 – Original Plan

Financial Statements as at June 30, 2015 –  Original Plan

Financial Statements as at June 30, 2021 – Plan 2000

Financial Statements as at June 30, 2020 – Plan 2000

Financial Statements as at June 30, 2019 – Plan 2000

Financial Statements as at June 30, 2018 – Plan 2000

Financial Statements as at June 30, 2017 – Plan 2000

Financial Statements as at June 30, 2016 –  Plan 2000

Financial Statements as at June 30, 2015 – Plan 2000

Annual Pension Increase

Audit Statement – Annual Pension Increase effective January 1, 2022 (for Unifor Local 5555 Unit 1 retirees who were hired on or after May 1, 2010)

Audit Statement – Annual Pension Increase effective January 1, 2022 (for all other retirees)

Audit Statement – Annual Pension Increase effective January 1, 2021 (for Unifor Local 5555 Unit 1 retirees who were hired on or after May 1, 2010)

Audit Statement – Annual Pension Increase effective January 1, 2021 (for all other retirees)

Audit Statement – Annual Pension Increase effective January 1, 2020 (for Unifor Local 5555 Unit 1 retirees who were hired on or after May 1, 2010)

Audit Statement Annual Pension Increase effective January 1, 2020 (for all other retirees)

Audit Statement – Annual Pension Increase effective January 1, 2019

Audit Statement – Annual Pension Increase effective January 1, 2018

Annual Average Rate of Return

Audit Statement – Rate of Return as at June 30, 2021

Audit Statement – Rate of Return as at June 30, 2020

Audit Statement – Rate of Return as at June 30, 2019

Audit Statement – Rate of Return as at June 30, 2018

Audit Statement – Rate of Return as at June 30, 2017

Salaried Pension Plan – Total Fund Performance as of December 31, 2021

Salaried Pension Plan – Total Fund Performance as of June 30, 2021

Salaried Pension Plan – Total Fund Performance as of December 31, 2020

Salaried Pension Plan – Total Fund Performance as of June 30, 2020

Salaried Pension Plan – Total Fund Performance as of December 31, 2019

Salaried Pension Plan – Total Fund Performance as of June 30, 2019

Salaried Pension Plan – Total Fund Performance as of December 31, 2018

Salaried Pension Plan – Total Fund Performance as of June 30, 2018

Salaried Pension Plan – Total Fund Performance as of December 31, 2017

Salaried Pension Plan – Total Fund Performance as of June 30, 2017

Salaried Pension Plan – Total Fund Performance as of December 31, 2016

Salaried Pension Plan – Total Fund Performance as of June 30, 2016

Salaried Pension Plan – Total Fund Performance as of December 31, 2015

Salaried Pension Plan – Total Fund Performance as of June 30, 2015

Salaried Pension Plan – Total Fund Performance as of December 31, 2014

Salaried Pension Plan – Total Fund Performance as of June 30, 2014

Salaried Pension Plan – Total Fund Performance as of December 31, 2013

Salaried Pension Plan – Total Fund Performance as of June 30, 2013

Salaried Pension Plan – Total Fund Performance as of December 31, 2012

Salaried Pension Plan – Total Fund Performance as of June 30, 2012

Salaried Pension Plan – Total Fund Performance as of December 31, 2011

Salaried Pension Plan – Total Fund Performance as of June 30, 2011

Salaried Pension Plan – Total Fund Performance as of December 31, 2010

Salaried Pension Plan – Total Fund Performance as of June 30, 2010

Salaried Pension Plan – Total Fund Performance as of December 31, 2009

Salaried Pension Plan – Total Fund Performance as of June 30, 2009

Salaried Pension Plan – Total Fund Performance as of December 31, 2008

Any questions regarding Salary Pension Plan Investment Performance should be directed to the Treasury Operations.

The Pension Trust Committee is administered by University Secretariat`s office. The membership list and terms of reference can be found on the Secreteriat`s webpage.

All policy documents are maintained by the University Secretariat`s office. The Statement of Investment Policies & Procedures can be found on the following webpage.

Salaried Pension Plan Updates

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