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Letter of Understanding # 1 Terms of Reference Article 49 Employee Benefits Committee

​​Master Agreement Between the Government of the Province of Alberta and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees​​​


LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING #1

TERMS OF REFERENCE

ARTICLE 49 - EMPLOYEE BENEFITS COMMITTEE

BETWEEN:​​

​THE CROWN IN RIGHT OF ALBERTA

(The Employer)

- and -

THE ALBERTA UNION OF PROVINCIAL EMPLOYEES

(The Union)


​The Parties agree that a Committee shall be established pursuant to Article 49 of the Master Agreement.​
​A.
​​The Committee shall be composed of:
​​
​1.
​​​Four (4) Government representatives to be appointed by the Public Service Commissioner.

​2.
​Four (4) Union representatives to be appointed by the President of the Union.

​3.
​The Parties may each appoint an alternate to serve in the absence of a regular member.

​4.

The Parties shall each appoint a Co-Chairperson.

​​B.

​​The Committee shall meet at least once per year or as it deems necessary to deal with the following topics as they relate to Bargaining Unit Group Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Group Dental, Group Prescription Drug Plan, Group Extended Medical Benefits Plan, or any other alternatives which may be agreed to by the Committee:


​1.

​Review annual financial and statistical statements.​


​2.

​Monitor premium accounts with respect to coverage, surpluses or deficits.​​


3.​

​Recommend on administrative matters raised by the Parties.​

​​
​4.

​Provide consultative advice on contract terms and conditions of the Plans to their respective principals.​​​

​C.

​If the Parties, by mutual agreement, give the Committee authority to formulate recommendations for policy changes to a Plan, or to recommend changes to the benefits within its Terms of Reference, the Committee will make recommendations for the consideration of the Government and the Union. All recommendations must be achieved by consensus of the Committee, and prior to any implementation the normal ratification process will take place.​​​

​D.

​The Committee may have the Consultant to the Plan(s) and representatives of the Insurers and Administrative Agencies present at its meetings to provide information to the Committee.​​

​E.

​This Letter of Understanding shall remain in effect for the term of the Collective Agreement.​​

​​​Dated this 27th day of November, 2018.


​​ORIGINAL SIGNED BY


______________________________                                      ______________________________

LANA LOUGHEED                                                         GUY SMITH

Public Service Commissioner                                     President, Alberta Union of Provincial Employees



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