Retirement and Benefits (R&B) Committee

The Retirement and Benefits Committee addresses issues relating to: (a) the University of Windsor Retirement Plan for Faculty and Certain Employees; (b) benefits for members under the Collective Agreement; and (c) providing advice and/or recommendation to the Contract Committee, the Executive Committee and/or Council.

The Retirement and Benefits Committee has the responsibility for coordinating the work of the Association Committees concerned with pension and retirement benefits and reports annually to the membership regarding these activities.

Retirement & Benefits Committee 2017-2018

Vacanty, Chair

 

Jeff Noonan, WUFA President
ex officio

Philosophy

Pierre Boulos

Centre For Teaching and Learning

Lori Buchanan

Psychology

Johanna Foster

Retirees Association

Muharem Kianieff

Faculty of Law

Kevin Li

Odette School of Business

Ashish Mahajan

Odette School of Business

Scott Martyn

Kinesiology

Chitra Rangan

Physics

Rajeeva Sinha

Odette School of Business

Ihor Stebelsky

Retirees Association

Barbara Thomas

Retirees Association

Shelagh TowsonPsychology

Sujith Xavier

Faculty of Law

Retiree Healthcare Subsidy Committee

The purpose of the Subsidy plan is to provide premium subsidies for the retired members of the Association who subscribe to the Health Care Plan for Retired Members.  The Retiree Healthcare Subsidy Committee reviews the plan’s performance and updates on subsidy fund finances.

The two WUFA reps on the Retiree Healthcare Subsidy Committee are:

  • Robert Arnold, Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology
  • Shelagh Towson, Psychology

The WURA rep who sits on the Committee is John Meyer

The three Admin reps on the Retiree Healthcare Subsidy Committee are:

  • Daniella Beaulieu, Director, Academic Labour Relations
  • Gillian Heisz, Controller (Chair)
  • Cheryl Paglione, Director of Employee Services

D.2 Committee of the Pension Plan (Clause D.2 of the Collective Agreement)

The D.2 Committee looks at the health of the Pension Plan.  The Committee meets with the plan actuary from time to time to discuss actual and projected valuations of the pension plan. 

The two WUFA members on the D.2 Committee are:

  • Chitra Rangan, Physics
  • Sujith Xavier, Law

The three Admin reps on the D.2 Committee are:

  • Daniella Beaulieu, Director of Academic Labour Relations
  • Sandra Aversa, VP Planning and Administration (Chair)
  • Rita LaCivita, Chief Human Resources Officer

D.7 Retired Members Pension Committee (Clause D.7 of the Collective Agreement)

The D.7 Committee examines the adequacy of the retirement plan benefits provided by the University to former faculty members and librarians who have retired under the University of Windsor Retirement Plan for Faculty and Certain Employees, and they recommend changes to the Pension Plan to ensure compliance with legislation regarding the abolition of mandatory requirements.

2016 Report of the D.7 Committee

The four WUFA members who sit on the D.7 Committee are:

  • Walter Kedzierski, Physics
  • Alfie Morgan, Retirees Association
  • Jeff Noonan, Philosophy (Chair)
  • Gordon Olafson, Retirees Association

The 3 Admin reps who sit on the D.7 Committee are:

  • Rita LaCivita, Cheif Human Resources Officer
  • Sandra Aversa, VP Planning and Administration
  • Cheryl Paglione, Director Employee Services
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