The Public Service Superannuation Plan (PSSP) is a registered defined benefit pension plan that offers PSSP members a lifetime pension benefit when they retire. The PSSP provides retirement benefits to individuals who work in a Nova Scotia government department or at a participating municipality, university, agency, board, or commission. It is one of the largest public-sector pension plans in Atlantic Canada.
The trustee of the PSSP is Public Service Superannuation Plan Trustee Inc. (PSSPTI). PSSPTI has the fiduciary responsibility for the PSSP, is responsible for its operations and manages its investment assets.
Under the direction of PSSPTI, Nova Scotia Pension Services Corporation administers the pension benefits and investment assets of the PSSP.
The PSSP is governed by Public Service Superannuation Act (Act) and the plan text made pursuant to the Act.