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Pre-Retirement Seminars 2017

Pre-Retirement Seminars are scheduled for this coming fall. One will take place in Corner Brook, one in Grand Falls-Windsor, and three in St. John’s. The sessions deal with topics such as the Teachers’ Pension Plan, Severance Pay, Employment Insurance, etc.  Also, time will be made available for individuals to speak with various consultants. Read the full text of the NLTA Policy on Pre-Retirement Seminars located in the Policy Handbook of the NLTA.

  • Potential participants must register with the NLTA for a particular seminar and apply to their Board office for leave.
  • Only those teachers eligible to retire during or before June 2020 will be eligible to attend.
  • Registration should be received at the NLTA Office at least four weeks in advance to ensure approval of attendance.
  • The Association reserves the right to refuse acceptance of registration at any particular seminar if the registration forms have not been received at the NLTA office in accordance with Association policy.
  • It is the responsibility of the individual participant to make arrangements and pay for hotel accommodations, should any be required. Please reference that you are attending an NLTA function and the hotel should provide a reduced rate which is available to the NLTA.
  • Travel expenses shall be reimbursed in accordance with the following provisions:
  1. participants shall be reimbursed the lesser of travel by private vehicle pr public transportation to the seminar closest to the place of residence. In the event that a teacher requests and is accepted to attend a seminar other than the closest seminar, the participant shall only be reimbursed the amount applicable for travel to the closest seminar.
  2. payment for private vehicle shall be at the rate which is 15% of the average cost of self-serve regular gasoline as determined on the first day of each fiscal quarter for the return trip from the residence to seminar site.
  3. travel via public conveyance shall be reimbursed for ferry, taxi or economy airfare; in the case of airfare, the lesser of excursion (seat sale) or 80 percent of economy airfare will be paid, where excursion (seat sale) fares can be arranged. Receipts shall be required for all reimbursement.
  4. no expenses will be paid to participants living or teaching in the community where the seminar is held.
  5. a partner is welcome to accompany the participating teacher to the pre-retirement seminar, but no expenses will be covered.
  • All other expenses, such as meals, accommodation and child care, are the responsibility of the participating teacher.
  • Expenses will be provided for one pre-retirement seminar only and a teacher participant shall be permitted to attend one seminar only. (Notwithstanding this, a teacher may attend a second seminar as a partner.)
  • Teachers must attend the seminary location closest to their place of residence, except in cases where mode, cost or availability of transportation necessitates otherwise.
  • Directors, Assistant Directors, Senior Education Officers and partners, are welcome to attend one pre-retirement seminar, but no expenses will be paid in accordance with this policy.

Given the large number of teachers eligible to retire, we reserve the right to limit the number of people who will be granted access, depending on the physical facilities available at each site. Consequently, it is imperative that teachers plan ahead and register early in the event that registrations have to be taken at a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration Form