The Uniformed Services Pension Plan (USPP) was established on December 3, 1982 by the Uniformed Services Pensions Act. It was preceded by the Constabulary Pensions Act. The USPP is one of three Defined Benefit Pension Plans administered by Government. Under Defined Benefit Plans, pensions are calculated based on a percentage of members years of pensionable service and pensionable earnings.
Overall administration of the USPP is the responsibility of the Pensions and Debt Management Division, in cooperation with the Department of Justice, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and the City of St John’s Fire Department. Currently there are 650 plan members in the USPP, including members of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, the St. John’s Fire Department, and Her Majesty’s Penitentiary. There are approximately 900 pensioners. The primary objective of the USPP is to help plan members prepare for a comfortable retirement.