Info Source: Sources of Federal Government and Employee Information

General Information

 

Introduction to Info Source

Info Source: Sources of Federal Government and Employee Information provides information about the functions, programs, activities, and related information holdings of government institutions subject to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. 
It provides individuals and employees of the government (current and former) with relevant material to access personal information about themselves held by government institutions subject to the Privacy Act and to exercise their rights under the Privacy Act.

The Introduction and an Index of institutions subject to the Access to Information Actand the Privacy Act are available centrally.

The Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act assign overall responsibility to the President of Treasury Board (as the designated Minister) for the government-wide administration of the legislation.

Background

The Federal Public Service Health Care Plan Administration Authority (referred to as the Administration Authority) is charged with the oversight of the administration of the Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP).

The Administration Authority is a corporation without share capital established under authority of subsection 7.2(1) of the Financial Administration Act by Letters Patent issued by the President of the Treasury Board effective on May 1, 2007.

The Administration Authority is governed by a Board of Directors and is accountable to the Treasury Board of Canada and to the Public Service Health Care Plan Partners Committee, which is a committee established by the President of the Treasury Board, with the objective of developing the Plan and recommending changes to the Treasury Board. The Committee comprises seven members: three employer representatives, three representatives of employee bargaining agents, and one pensioner representative. 

The Administration Authority reports to Parliament through the President of the Treasury Board.

Responsibilities

The Administration Authority is charged with the administration of the PSHCP. The mandate of the Administration Authority is to ensure that benefits and services to Plan members and their covered dependents, as defined in PSHCP documentation, are delivered in a manner that ensures the effective and efficient administration of the PSHCP.

The responsibilities of the Administration Authority are:

  • To oversee the administration of the PSHCP Contract;
  • To provide instructions to the Plan Administrator regarding the administration of the PSHCP;
  • To consider appeals at the request of Plan members;
  • To ensure that the Plan Administrator meets service standards of the PSHCP Contract;
  • To conduct audits, evaluations, and produce oversight reports regarding payment of benefits by the Plan Administrator;
  • To develop a communications strategy and actively communicate with Plan members;
  • To ensure communications between the Plan Administrator and Plan members are consistent with the PSHCP Contract;
  • To report to the Partners Committee on the Administration Authority’s activities and on matters relating to the PSHCP.

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