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Sheet Metal Workers’ National Pension Fund Extends Collection of May Contributions

Jun 25, 2020

smwnpf 400x385The National Pension Fund’s Board of Trustees has approved contractor relief for May hours as was previously approved for February, March and April hours. Please note: The Board does not expect to extend any further relief past May hours.

The Board approved the following Amendment to the Collection Procedures:

Effective for Contributions due for May 2020 hours, the Delinquency Date will be extended from June 20, 2020 to July 20, 2020, provided that: 

  1. Covered hours are worked and/or paid in a Local Union jurisdiction that has been economically impacted by COVID-19, as determined by the Local Union and/or SMACNA;

  2. The Local Union’s fringe benefit funds have similarly extended the due date for their contributions;

  3. The Employer has paid all amounts due related to its February–April 2020 hours on or before June 20, 2020;

  4. The Employer reports May 2020 hours to the Fund by June 30, 2020; and

  5. The Fund Office has issued notice to SMACNA, the Local Union, and the Employer within the Local Union’s jurisdiction that the Delinquency Date for Contributions due for May 2020 hours is extended.

Note that this applies only to May 2020 work hours. Approval for May relief does not further extend the due date for February, March or April hours. February hours, for employers that were previously granted relief, were due April 20, 2020; March hours, for employers that were previously granted relief were due May 20, 2020; April hours, for employers that were previous granted relief were due June 20, 2020.

Contractors will not be eligible for relief for May hours if there are any amounts related to February, March or April contributions outstanding as of July 1, 2020.  Contractors are only eligible for the May relief if the May 2020 hours (or remittance report) have been entered into the IPS or received by the Fund no later than June 30, 2020.

For contractors who receive relief for May hours, contributions will be due July 20, 2020.  With no further relief expected, June hours will also be due on July 20, 2020. 

To apply for relief, please email the Fund Office at relief@smwnbf.org. Once all of the criteria is met, a letter will be issued confirming that the relief is available for that jurisdiction. A contractor may contact the Fund Office at relief@smwnbf.org to confirm that it is eligible for the extended due date for May 2020 hours. The relief will be in place only when a letter of confirmation, or email, is issued from the National Pension Fund. 

This is not a contractor-specific program. Contractors seeking relief must go through their SMACNA representatives, Local Union Business Managers, and Local Union Funds as consensus from them is required for relief to be approved.