MEPP Commission Composition Review
The 12 person Commission is responsible for the administration of the Municipal Employees’ Pension Plan. Currently, Commission members are appointed on behalf of employers and employees (six each). The Commission selects the Chair and Vice-Chair. The full term of office is four years; a Commission member may be appointed for two full terms.
A review of the composition of the Municipal Employees’ Pension Commission (the Commission) is required every five years; the last review was conducted in 2015. The Minister of Finance appointed Rory Griffith to review the composition of the Commission. Consultations with stakeholders, including pensioners, have been performed.
This review examined the current composition of the Commission to ensure it continues to be appropriate. Other administrative matters associated with the operation of the Commission were also considered.
This review of the Commission did not examine contribution levels or the benefits provided by the Municipal Employees’ Pension Plan.
Stakeholders, including pensioners that wanted to provide feedback on the composition of the Commission were invited to provide input to Mr. Griffith by September 30, 2020.
Due to the provincial election, consultations were suspended during the campaign period. Consultations resumed subsequent to the election and the submission deadline was extended to November 2, 2020.
About Rory Griffith
Rory Griffith attained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Masters of Human Resource Management. Rory worked at WCB as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor, an Employee Relations Advisor, and became the Director of Human Resources, responsible for all aspects of human resources for a workforce of 400.
In 2003, he joined the Saskatchewan School Boards Association (S.S.B.A.) as an Employee Relations Consultant where he negotiated 37 separate collective agreements within mandate on behalf of school divisions in the pre-K to 12 sector.
In 2008, he joined the newly formed Prairie South School Division as the Manager of Human Resources and was a member of the Central Administration Council helping to lead organizational planning and implementation of new school division programs and processes.
Rory was elected to the board of the Saskatchewan Association of School Business Officials and served as the Executive Director of the Human Resources and Payroll.
He was appointed to serve on the Municipal Employees Pension Plan (MEPP) for eight years and sat as Vice-chair and Chair during his tenure.
Rory continues to provide consulting services on numerous Human Resource issues in both the public and private sector.
Mr. Griffith can be contacted at CommissionReview@peba.gov.sk.ca.
The Final Report
The Minister of Finance has reviewed the report and has responded to Mr. Griffith's recommendations. The Minister has requested that a copy of the report is made available to the public.
Results Submitted January 2021