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 2023-2024

Lydia Miljan, ChairPolitical Science
Anna Lanoszka, WUFA President ex officioPolitical Science
Talal Al-HayaleOdette School of Business
Robert ArnoldSociology, Anthropology & Criminology
Ram BalachandarCivil & Environmental Engineering
Annette DemersFaculty of Law
Muharem KianieffFaculty of Law
Scott MartynKinesiology
Ihor StebelskyRetirees Association
John MeyerRetirees Association
Mary Lou DrakeRetirees Association
Bridget Aguilar Pension Administrator, Human Resources
Tom PuskasManager, HRIS, Benefits & Records, Human Resources

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
  • Annette Demers

The WURA rep who sits on the Committee is Ihor Stebelsky

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

  • Linda Patrick, Acting Executive Director, Academic Labour Relations
  • Rachel McRae, Controller, Budget and Financial Services
  • Cheryl Paglione, Executive Director, Pensions, Benefits and HRIS

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:

  • Lydia Miljan, Political Science
  • Ram Balachandar, Civil & Environmental Engineering

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

  • Gillian Heisz, VP Finance and Operations,  (Chair)
  • Rachel McRae, Controller, Budget and Financial Services 
  • Bill Van Heyst, Dean, Faculty of Engineering

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

D.7 Committee members 2020/2021

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

  • Jennifer Soutter, Library
  • Robert Arnold, Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology
  • Anthony Blair, Retirees Association
  • Ihor Stebelsky, Retirees Association

The 4 Admin. reps who sit on the D.7 Committee are:

  • Gillian Heisz, Controller and Executive Director-Financial Reporting and Accounting
  • Sandra Aversa, Interim Vice-President, Finance And Operations
  • Rita LaCivita, Vice-President, Human Resources
  • Chair, Cheryl Paglione, Executive Director, Pensions, Benefits & HRIS
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