Transitioning From a Department to CIHR
A Word to Employees of Federal Departments and Separate Agencies
Making the Transition to CIHR: A Continuation of Your Benefits, or Similar Ones
If you are currently employed in the federal public service, a transition to CIHR is usually seamless.
- Your total service in the public service continues without interruption and qualifies for determining your entitlements under leave and severance pay provisions.
- Your annual vacation time (up to a maximum of 35 days) and accumulated sick leave are transferable.
- CIHR participates in Federal Public Service Benefit Plans. If you are currently a member, your coverage will continue with no interruption. If not, you can enroll upon joining CIHR, depending on your employment status.
CIHR Benefit Plans Include:
- Public Service Superannuation Plan (PSSA)
- Supplementary Death Benefit (SDB
- Public Service Management Insurance Plan (PSMIP)
- Long Term Disability Insurance (LTD) – unrepresented employees
- Disability Insurance (DI) – unionized employees
- Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP)
- Public Service Dental Care Plan (PSDCP)