Board policies

Read the policies and processes that guide the work of the Teachers' Pension Board of Trustees.

Many policies guide the work of the Teachers’ Pension Board of Trustees. You’ll find links to our policy documents below. We’ve also included links to the mandate documents of our board committees.

Read the board policies

Benefits and Communications Committee Mandate
This document describes the role and authority of the benefits and communications committee.
Posted: February 20, 2024

Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy
This policy describes the duties and obligations of the board as prescribed by the Joint Trust Agreement, Teachers’ Pension Plan Rules and legislation. The Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy outlines trustees’ primary fiduciary duties, as well as the principles of conflict of interest and confidentiality trustees must follow.
Posted: March 23, 2023

Communications Policy
This policy outlines how stakeholders will be informed about issues that affect BC's Teachers’ Pension Plan. It describes the role of the plan’s trustees and chair when communicating with stakeholders, includes social media guidelines and outlines the criteria that must be met before a third party is allowed to distribute information to the plan’s members.
Posted: February 20, 2024

Governance Committee Mandate
This document describes the mandate of the governance committee, including composition, frequency of meetings and responsibilities.
Posted: December 27, 2019

Governance Policy
This policy summarizes the structures and processes in place to oversee, manage and administer the plan. These provide for the accountability of decision makers and help ensure that decisions are made by the appropriate person or entity.
Posted: April 15, 2024

Interplan Audit Committee Mandate and Terms of Reference
This document outlines the mandate, duties and responsibilities of the interplan audit committee regarding the financial administration of the College, Municipal, Public Service and Teachers’ pension plans.
Posted: February 20, 2024

Interplan Investment Committee Mandate
This document describes the purpose of the interplan investment committee and the types of recommendations that the committee can make to each of the College, Public Service and Teachers’ pension boards of trustees.
Posted: March 21, 2022

Interplan Trustee Education Committee Mandate
The mandate of the interplan trustee education committee is to develop trustees' knowledge and skills.
Posted: April 24, 2020

Recognition and Condolence Policy
This policy establishes the provision of gifts to trustees, service providers and board staff in recognition of service or life events, and as an expression of sympathy.
Posted: December 23, 2021

Remuneration Policy
This policy summarizes the eligibility criteria and rates of payment for compensation to trustees.
Posted: February 20, 2024

Roles and Responsibilities – Trustees
This document draws from articles 6 and 14 of the Joint Trust Agreement to define the powers, functions and duties of the board, and the fiduciary responsibilities of trustees.
Posted: February 20, 2024

Trustee Education Policy
This policy summarizes the orientation and training available to trustees, as well as the educational resources and annual educational allowance for magazines, books and membership in professional associations, and for attendance at conferences, courses or other events, subject to board approval.
Posted: April 15, 2024

Trustee Expense Policy
This policy defines the eligible expenses for board-related equipment and expenses.
Posted: March 23, 2023

Trustee Skills, Knowledge and Experience Criteria
This policy lists trustees’ major responsibilities and activities, and outlines the suggested qualifications plan partners are encouraged to consider when making appointments to the board.
Posted: June 8, 2023

Trustee Travel Expense Reimbursement Policy
This policy describes the rates for reimbursing trustee travel expenses for work related to the Teachers’ Pension Plan.
Posted: February 20, 2024