R-10 - Act respecting the Government and Public Employees Retirement Plan

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24. An employee who has had a period of absence without pay at a time he or she held pensionable employment may, if the employee applies therefor, be credited in whole or in part with that period of absence. However, if that period of absence ended after 31 December 2001, it must have consisted of more than 30 consecutive days or, in the case of part-time absence, of more than 20% of the regular time of a full-time employee holding similar employment.
To redeem a period of absence, the employee must be contributing to the plan on the date the application is received by Retraite Québec, which must be subsequent to the date of the end of the period of absence except if pursuant to section 21 or 22 the employee does not pay contributions. However, such a period may also be redeemed if, at the end of the period, the employee is no longer contributing to the plan by reason of eligibility for a pension or death, by reason of a transfer agreement entered into under section 158 or, where the employee contributed after the period of absence, if the employee’s application for redemption and pension application are received simultaneously by Retraite Québec.
For the purposes of the second paragraph, an employee who, at the end of a period of absence without pay, is contributing to the Pension Plan of Certain Teachers or the Pension Plan of Peace Officers in Correctional Services, provided the employee was not in the latter case holding pensionable employment under the Civil Service Superannuation Plan at the time the period of absence without pay began, may also redeem such a period of absence prior to his or her participation in any such plan if the application was received while the employee was participating in this plan.
An employee who ceases to participate in the plan after a period of absence without pay of 30 consecutive days or less for which only part of the amount to be withheld pursuant to section 29.0.1 has been withheld may also be credited with that part of the period of absence for which no amount has been so withheld.
An employee who holds another pensionable employment under this plan, or who holds pensionable employment under the Pension Plan of Management Personnel or the Pension Plan of Peace Officers in Correctional Services during part of a period of absence without pay may not be credited with the days and parts of a day during which such employment is held.
1973, c. 12, s. 22; 1980, c. 18, s. 3; 1983, c. 24, s. 1; 1985, c. 18, s. 2; 1986, c. 44, s. 66; 1987, c. 107, s. 166; 1988, c. 82, s. 12; 1990, c. 87, s. 31; 1990, c. 87, s. 105; 1992, c. 67, s. 33; 1995, c. 70, s. 20; 2001, c. 31, s. 271; 2002, c. 30, s. 33; 2004, c. 39, s. 85; 2007, c. 43, s. 53; 2015, c. 20, s. 61.
24. An employee who has had a period of absence without pay at a time he or she held pensionable employment may, if the employee applies therefor, be credited in whole or in part with that period of absence. However, if that period of absence ended after 31 December 2001, it must have consisted of more than 30 consecutive days or, in the case of part-time absence, of more than 20% of the regular time of a full-time employee holding similar employment.
To redeem a period of absence, the employee must be contributing to the plan on the date the application is received by the Commission, which must be subsequent to the date of the end of the period of absence except if pursuant to section 21 or 22 the employee does not pay contributions. However, such a period may also be redeemed if, at the end of the period, the employee is no longer contributing to the plan by reason of eligibility for a pension or death, by reason of a transfer agreement entered into under section 158 or, where the employee contributed after the period of absence, if the employee’s application for redemption and pension application are received simultaneously by the Commission.
For the purposes of the second paragraph, an employee who, at the end of a period of absence without pay, is contributing to the Pension Plan of Certain Teachers or the Pension Plan of Peace Officers in Correctional Services, provided the employee was not in the latter case holding pensionable employment under the Civil Service Superannuation Plan at the time the period of absence without pay began, may also redeem such a period of absence prior to his or her participation in any such plan if the application was received while the employee was participating in this plan.
An employee who ceases to participate in the plan after a period of absence without pay of 30 consecutive days or less for which only part of the amount to be withheld pursuant to section 29.0.1 has been withheld may also be credited with that part of the period of absence for which no amount has been so withheld.
An employee who holds another pensionable employment under this plan, or who holds pensionable employment under the Pension Plan of Management Personnel or the Pension Plan of Peace Officers in Correctional Services during part of a period of absence without pay may not be credited with the days and parts of a day during which such employment is held.
1973, c. 12, s. 22; 1980, c. 18, s. 3; 1983, c. 24, s. 1; 1985, c. 18, s. 2; 1986, c. 44, s. 66; 1987, c. 107, s. 166; 1988, c. 82, s. 12; 1990, c. 87, s. 31; 1990, c. 87, s. 105; 1992, c. 67, s. 33; 1995, c. 70, s. 20; 2001, c. 31, s. 271; 2002, c. 30, s. 33; 2004, c. 39, s. 85; 2007, c. 43, s. 53.
24. An employee who has had a period of absence without pay at a time he or she held pensionable employment may, if the employee applies therefor, be credited in whole or in part with that period of absence. However, if that period of absence ended after 31 December 2001, it must have consisted of more than 30 consecutive days or, in the case of part-time absence, of more than 20% of the regular time of a full-time employee holding similar employment.
The employee may not be credited with less than 10 pensionable days in respect of the same calendar or school year, as the case may be, unless the number of days of absence is less than 10. In that case, the employee must be credited with all such days.
To redeem a period of absence, the employee must be contributing to the plan on the date the application is received by the Commission, which must be subsequent to the date of the end of the period of absence except if pursuant to section 21 or 22 the employee does not pay contributions. However, such a period may also be redeemed if, at the end of the period, the employee is no longer contributing to the plan by reason of eligibility for a pension or death, by reason of a transfer agreement entered into under section 158 or, where the employee contributed after the period of absence, if the employee’s application for redemption and pension application are received simultaneously by the Commission.
For the purposes of the third paragraph, an employee who, at the end of a period of absence without pay, is contributing to the Pension Plan of Certain Teachers or the Pension Plan of Peace Officers in Correctional Services, provided the employee was not in the latter case holding pensionable employment under the Civil Service Superannuation Plan at the time the period of absence without pay began, may also redeem such a period of absence prior to his or her participation in any such plan if the application was received while the employee was participating in this plan.
An employee who ceases to participate in the plan after a period of absence without pay of 30 consecutive days or less for which only part of the amount to be withheld pursuant to section 29.0.1 has been withheld may also be credited with that part of the period of absence for which no amount has been so withheld.
An employee who holds another pensionable employment under this plan, or who holds pensionable employment under the Pension Plan of Management Personnel or the Pension Plan of Peace Officers in Correctional Services during part of a period of absence without pay may not be credited with the days and parts of a day during which such employment is held.
1973, c. 12, s. 22; 1980, c. 18, s. 3; 1983, c. 24, s. 1; 1985, c. 18, s. 2; 1986, c. 44, s. 66; 1987, c. 107, s. 166; 1988, c. 82, s. 12; 1990, c. 87, s. 31; 1990, c. 87, s. 105; 1992, c. 67, s. 33; 1995, c. 70, s. 20; 2001, c. 31, s. 271; 2002, c. 30, s. 33; 2004, c. 39, s. 85.
24. An employee who has had a period of absence without pay at a time he or she held pensionable employment may, if the employee applies therefor, be credited in whole or in part with that period of absence. However, if that period of absence ended after 31 December 2001, it must have consisted of more than 30 consecutive days or, in the case of part-time absence, of more than 20 % of the regular time of a full-time employee holding similar employment.
The employee may not be credited with less than 10 pensionable days in respect of the same calendar or school year, as the case may be, unless the number of days of absence is less than 10. In that case, the employee must be credited with all such days.
To redeem a period of absence, the employee must be contributing to the plan on the date the application is received by the Commission, which must be subsequent to the date of the end of the period of absence except if pursuant to section 21 or 22 the employee does not pay contributions. However, such a period may also be redeemed if, at the end of the period, the employee is no longer contributing to the plan by reason of eligibility for a pension or death, by reason of a transfer agreement entered into under section 158 or, where the employee contributed after the period of absence, if the employee’s application for redemption and pension application are received simultaneously by the Commission.
For the purposes of the third paragraph, an employee who, at the end of a period of absence without pay, is contributing to the Pension Plan of Certain Teachers or the Pension Plan of Peace Officers in Correctional Services, provided the employee was not in the latter case holding pensionable employment under the Civil Service Superannuation Plan at the time the period of absence without pay began, may also redeem such a period of absence prior to his or her participation in any such plan if the application was received while the employee was participating in this plan.
An employee who ceases to participate in the plan after a period of absence without pay of 30 consecutive days or less for which only part of the amount to be withheld pursuant to section 29.0.1 has been withheld may also be credited with that part of the period of absence for which no amount has been so withheld.
An employee holding another pensionable employment under this plan or the Pension Plan of Management Personnel during part of a period of absence without pay may not be credited with the days and parts of a day during which the employee held such employment.
1973, c. 12, s. 22; 1980, c. 18, s. 3; 1983, c. 24, s. 1; 1985, c. 18, s. 2; 1986, c. 44, s. 66; 1987, c. 107, s. 166; 1988, c. 82, s. 12; 1990, c. 87, s. 31; 1990, c. 87, s. 105; 1992, c. 67, s. 33; 1995, c. 70, s. 20; 2001, c. 31, s. 271; 2002, c. 30, s. 33.
24. The days and parts of a day during which an employee is on part-time or full-time leave without pay are credited, on the conditions and according to the terms determined by regulation, on the application of the employee, if
(1)  he has been authorized to take the leave by his employer;
(2)  he pays an amount equal to 200 % of the contributions that would have been deducted from the pensionable salary he would have received if he had not been on leave according, as the case may be, to the number of days and parts of a day comprised in the leave out of the number of contributory days in the year, that is, 200 or 260, according to the basis of remuneration;
(3)  he holds, in the case of a full-time leave without pay, pensionable employment under this plan, even if, while in that employment, he is a member of the Pension Plan of Certain Teachers, pensionable employment under the Pension Plan of Management Personnel or pensionable employment under the Act respecting the Pension Plan of Peace Officers in Correctional Services (chapter R-9.2) if, in that case, he was not holding pensionable employment under the Civil Service Supernannuation Plan at the time of his leave without pay, from the end of the last leave authorized by the employer or, in the case of a part-time leave without pay, from the end of the authorized leave, unless he has died or become disabled or eligible for retirement, or unless upon his return, he has availed himself of an agreement of transferability entered into under section 158 or, if the leave is followed by a maternity leave, from the end of the leave or, where such is the case, from the end of a leave without pay immediately following a maternity leave.
However, in the case of unpaid leave which relates to maternity, paternity or adoption leave, the employee shall pay only one-half of the amount referred to in subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph, provided the unpaid leave is permitted under his conditions of employment.
An employee on leave without pay who holds pensionable employment under this plan or the Pension Plan of Management Personnel for part of that period may be credited, in accordance with the first or second paragraph, with only the days and parts of a day during which he did not hold such employment.
1973, c. 12, s. 22; 1980, c. 18, s. 3; 1983, c. 24, s. 1; 1985, c. 18, s. 2; 1986, c. 44, s. 66; 1987, c. 107, s. 166; 1988, c. 82, s. 12; 1990, c. 87, s. 31; 1990, c. 87, s. 105; 1992, c. 67, s. 33; 1995, c. 70, s. 20; 2001, c. 31, s. 271.
24. The days and parts of a day during which an employee is on part-time or full-time leave without pay are credited, on the conditions and according to the terms determined by regulation, on the application of the employee, if
(1)  he has been authorized to take the leave by his employer;
(2)  he pays an amount equal to 200 % of the contributions that would have been deducted from the pensionable salary he would have received if he had not been on leave according, as the case may be, to the number of days and parts of a day comprised in the leave out of the number of contributory days in the year, that is, 200 or 260, according to the basis of remuneration;
(3)  he holds, in the case of a full-time leave without pay, pensionable employment under this plan, even if, while in that employment, he is a member of the Pension Plan of Certain Teachers, or pensionable employment under the Act respecting the Pension Plan of Peace Officers in Correctional Services (chapter R-9.2) if, in that case, he was not holding pensionable employment under the Civil Service Supernannuation Plan at the time of his leave without pay, from the end of the last leave authorized by the employer or, in the case of a part-time leave without pay, from the end of the authorized leave, unless he has died or become disabled or eligible for retirement, or unless upon his return, he has availed himself of an agreement of transferability entered into under section 158 or, if the leave is followed by a maternity leave, from the end of the leave or, where such is the case, from the end of a leave without pay immediately following a maternity leave.
However, in the case of unpaid leave which relates to maternity, paternity or adoption leave, the employee shall pay only one-half of the amount referred to in subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph, provided the unpaid leave is permitted under his conditions of employment.
An employee on leave without pay who holds pensionable employment under this plan for part of that period may be credited, in accordance with the first or second paragraph, with only the days and parts of a day during which he did not hold such employment.
1973, c. 12, s. 22; 1980, c. 18, s. 3; 1983, c. 24, s. 1; 1985, c. 18, s. 2; 1986, c. 44, s. 66; 1987, c. 107, s. 166; 1988, c. 82, s. 12; 1990, c. 87, s. 31; 1990, c. 87, s. 105; 1992, c. 67, s. 33; 1995, c. 70, s. 20.
24. The days and parts of a day during which an employee is on part-time or full-time leave without pay for a period of not less than 28 consecutive days are credited on the application of the employee, if
(1)  he has been authorized to take the leave by his employer;
(2)  he pays an amount equal to 200 % of the contributions that would have been deducted from the pensionable salary he would have received if he had not been on leave according, as the case may be, to the number of days and parts of a day comprised in the leave out of the number of contributory days in the year, that is, 200 or 260, according to the basis of remuneration;
(3)  he holds, in the case of a full-time leave without pay, pensionable employment under this plan, even if, while in that employment, he is a member of the Pension Plan of Certain Teachers, or pensionable employment under the Act respecting the Pension Plan of Peace Officers in Correctional Services (chapter R-9.2) if, in that case, he was not holding pensionable employment under the Civil Service Supernannuation Plan at the time of his leave without pay, from the end of the last leave authorized by the employer or, in the case of a part-time leave without pay, from the end of the authorized leave, unless he has died or become disabled or eligible for retirement, or unless upon his return, he has availed himself of an agreement of transferability entered into under section 158 or, if the leave is followed by a maternity leave, from the end of the leave or, where such is the case, from the end of a leave without pay immediately following a maternity leave.
However, in the case of unpaid leave which relates to maternity, paternity or adoption leave, the employee shall pay only one-half of the amount referred to in subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph, provided the unpaid leave is permitted under his conditions of employment.
An employee on leave without pay who holds pensionable employment under this plan for part of that period may be credited, in accordance with the first or second paragraph, with only the days and parts of a day during which he did not hold such employment.
1973, c. 12, s. 22; 1980, c. 18, s. 3; 1983, c. 24, s. 1; 1985, c. 18, s. 2; 1986, c. 44, s. 66; 1987, c. 107, s. 166; 1988, c. 82, s. 12; 1990, c. 87, s. 31; 1990, c. 87, s. 105; 1992, c. 67, s. 33.
24. The days and parts of a day during which an employee is on part-time or full-time leave without pay for a period of not less than 28 consecutive days are credited on the application of the employee, if
(1)  he has been authorized to take the leave by his employer;
(2)  he pays an amount equal to 200 % of the contributions that would have been deducted from the pensionable salary he would have received if he had not been on leave according, as the case may be, to the number of days and parts of a day comprised in the leave out of the number of contributory days in the year, that is, 200 or 260, according to the basis of remuneration;
(3)  he holds, in the case of a full-time leave without pay, pensionable employment under this plan, even if, while in that employment, he is a member of the Pension Plan of Certain Teachers, or pensionable employment under the Act respecting the Pension Plan of Peace Officers in Correctional Services (chapter R-9.2) if, in that case, he was not holding pensionable employment under the Civil Service Supernannuation Plan at the time of his leave without pay, from the end of the last leave authorized by the employer or, in the case of a part-time leave without pay, from the end of the authorized leave, unless he has died or become disabled or eligible for retirement, or unless upon his return, he has availed himself of an agreement of transferability entered into under section 158 or, if the leave is followed by a maternity leave, from the end of the leave or, where such is the case, from the end of a leave without pay immediately following a maternity leave.
However, in the case of unpaid leave immediately following maternity, paternity or adoption leave, the employee shall pay only one-half of the amount referred to in subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph.
1973, c. 12, s. 22; 1980, c. 18, s. 3; 1983, c. 24, s. 1; 1985, c. 18, s. 2; 1986, c. 44, s. 66; 1987, c. 107, s. 166; 1988, c. 82, s. 12; 1990, c. 87, s. 31; 1990, c. 87, s. 105.
24. The days and parts of a day during which an employee is on part-time or full-time leave without pay for a period of not less than 28 consecutive days are credited on the application of the employee, if
(1)  he has been authorized to take the leave by his employer;
(2)  he pays an amount equal to 200 % of the contributions that would have been deducted from the pensionable salary he would have received if he had not been on leave according, as the case may be, to the number of days and parts of a day comprised in the leave out of the number of contributory days in the year, that is, 200 or 260, according to the basis of remuneration;
(3)  he holds, in the case of a full-time leave without pay, pensionable employment under this plan, even if, while in that employment, he is a member of the Pension Plan of Certain Teachers, or pensionable employment under the Act respecting the Pension Plan of Peace Officers in Penal Institutions (chapter R-9.2) if, in that case, he was not holding pensionable employment under the Civil Service Supernannuation Plan at the time of his leave without pay, from the end of the last leave authorized by the employer or, in the case of a part-time leave without pay, from the end of the authorized leave, unless he has died or become disabled or eligible for retirement, or unless upon his return, he has availed himself of an agreement of transferability entered into under section 158 or, if the leave is followed by a maternity leave, from the end of the leave or, where such is the case, from the end of a leave without pay immediately following a maternity leave.
1973, c. 12, s. 22; 1980, c. 18, s. 3; 1983, c. 24, s. 1; 1985, c. 18, s. 2; 1986, c. 44, s. 66; 1987, c. 107, s. 166; 1988, c. 82, s. 12.
24. The days and parts of a day during which an employee is on part-time or full-time leave without pay for a period of not less than 28 consecutive days are credited on the application of the employee, if
(1)  he has been authorized to take the leave by his employer;
(2)  he pays an amount equal to 200% of the contributions that would have been deducted from the salary he would have received if he had not been on leave according, as the case may be, to the number of days and parts of a day comprised in the leave out of the number of contributory days in the year, that is, 200 or 260, according to the basis of remuneration;
(3)  he holds, in the case of a full-time leave without pay, pensionable employment under this plan, even if, while in that employment, he is a member of the Pension Plan of Certain Teachers, or pensionable employment under the Act respecting the Pension Plan of Peace Officers in Penal Institutions (chapter R-9.2) if, in that case, he was not holding pensionable employment under the Civil Service Supernannuation Plan at the time of his leave without pay, from the end of the last leave authorized by the employer or, in the case of a part-time leave without pay, from the end of the authorized leave, unless he has died or become disabled or eligible for retirement, or unless upon his return, he has availed himself of an agreement of transferability entered into under section 158 or, if the leave is followed by a maternity leave, from the end of the leave or, where such is the case, from the end of a leave without pay immediately following a maternity leave.
1973, c. 12, s. 22; 1980, c. 18, s. 3; 1983, c. 24, s. 1; 1985, c. 18, s. 2; 1986, c. 44, s. 66; 1987, c. 107, s. 166.
24. The days and parts of a day during which an employee is on part-time or full-time leave without pay for a period of not less than 28 consecutive days are credited on the application of the employee, if
(1)  he has been authorized to take the leave by his employer;
(2)  he pays an amount equal to 200% of the contributions that would have been deducted from the salary he would have received if he had not been on leave according, as the case may be, to the number of days and parts of a day comprised in the leave out of the number of contributory days in the year, that is, 200 or 260, according to the basis of remuneration;
(3)  he holds, in the case of a full-time leave without pay, an employment contemplated in this plan from the end of the last leave authorized by the employer or, in the case of a part-time leave without pay, from the end of the authorized leave unless he has died or become disabled or eligible for retirement, or unless upon his return, he transfers to the service of an employer with whom the Commission has concluded an agreement of transferability or, if the leave is followed by maternity leave, from the end of the leave or, where such is the case, from the end of the leave without pay immediately following the maternity leave.
1973, c. 12, s. 22; 1980, c. 18, s. 3; 1983, c. 24, s. 1; 1985, c. 18, s. 2; 1986, c. 44, s. 66.
24. The days and parts of a day during which an employee is on leave without pay for a period of not less than 28 consecutive days are credited on the application of the employee, if
(1)  he has been authorized to take the leave by his employer;
(2)  he pays an amount equal to 200% of the contributions that would have been deducted from the salary he was receiving when he went on leave according, as the case may be, to the number of days and parts of a day on which he was on leave out of the number of contributory days in the year, that is, 200 or 260, according to the basis of remuneration;
(3)  he holds an employment contemplated by this plan from the end of his leave unless he has deceased or become disabled or entitled to retirement, or unless upon his return, he transfers to the service of an employer with whom the Commission has concluded an agreement of transferability or, if the leave is followed by maternity leave, from the end of the leave or, where such is the case, from the end of the leave without pay immediately following the maternity leave.
1973, c. 12, s. 22; 1980, c. 18, s. 3; 1983, c. 24, s. 1; 1985, c. 18, s. 2.
24. The days and parts of a day for which an employee is on leave without pay that extends over a period of at least 30 consecutive days are credited on the application of the employee, if
(1)  he has been authorized to take the leave by his employer;
(2)  he pays an amount equal to 200% of the contributions that would have been deducted from the salary he was receiving when he went on leave according, as the case may be, to the number of days and parts of a day on which he was on leave out of the number of contributory days in the year, that is, 200 or 260, according to the basis of remuneration;
(3)  he holds an employment contemplated by this plan from the end of his leave unless he has deceased or become disabled or entitled to retirement, or unless upon his return, he transfers to the service of an employer with whom the Commission has concluded an agreement of transferability or, if the leave is followed by maternity leave, from the end of the leave or, where such is the case, from the end of the leave without pay immediately following the maternity leave.
1973, c. 12, s. 22; 1980, c. 18, s. 3; 1983, c. 24, s. 1.
24. Seven members of the Commission, including the chairman or the vice-chairman, constitute a quorum.
The chairman has a casting vote in the case of a tie-vote.
1973, c. 12, s. 22; 1980, c. 18, s. 3.
24. Four members of the Commission, including the chairman or the vice-chairman, constitute a quorum.
The chairman has a casting vote in the case of a tie-vote.
1973, c. 12, s. 22.