You asked us how a secondment affects a member's pension and your OMERS reporting.
A secondment occurs in the following situation:
Essentially, the employee's employment relationship remains with you during the secondment.
If the employee is an OMERS member:
Any salary the member receives directly from the other employer is excluded from the member's contributory earnings.
During the secondment, you will continue to:
What if the other employer participates in OMERS?
The other employer must not enrol Simon in the OMERS Plan, since you are the employer of record covering Simon's OMERS Plan membership.
What if the arrangement requires the other employer to pay Simon; i.e., Simon's salary is not paid by you?
In this case, the arrangement is a leave of absence – it's not a secondment for OMERS purposes. See Section 11, Leave periods in the Employer Administration Manual and, if the other employer is an OMERS employer, see Section 2.1.4 Dual Membership.
Questions about secondments, including variations of the above scenario?
Contact OMERS Client Services.
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