17 January 2001

To: All approved trustees of registered MPF schemes

Dear Sirs,

Enrolment of Employees in MPF Schemes

According to the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Ordinance, an employer is required to enrol his employees (other than casual employees) who are being employed by the employer at the commencement of the MPF system (i.e. 1 December 2000) within the permitted period of 60 days after the said commencement date (i.e. on or before 29 January 2001). It has come to the attention of the Authority that some employers who have joined MPF schemes have still not yet provided the approved trustees concerned with the necessary information to enrol their employees into the schemes. If enrolment of the employees is not arranged by 29 January 2001, the participating employers concerned would be in breach of the legislative requirements. The Authority is prepared to take action against those employers.

For the above purpose, the Authority would like to gather information on participating employers who have not enrolled their employees into an MPF scheme by 29 January 2001. As such, we should be grateful if you would submit to the Authority a list showing the name, address and the name of the contact person of such participating employers on or before 3 February 2001. The list should be contained in a Microsoft Excel file and submitted by means of a computer diskette to the attention of Mr. Norman Chau of the Member Protection Division. The file could also be submitted via the Complaint Handling System. In that connection, you would be receiving further communication from the Authority in due course.

For those participating employers who have not enrolled their employees into MPF schemes, please remind them of the above legislative requirements before 29 January 2001 and make known to them that their names would need to be reported to the Authority if no action is taken by that date. Besides, they should also be notified that the Authority would nullify their participation certificates unless they have reasonable grounds for not enrolling their employees into MPF schemes.

Should you have any queries on the above, please do not hesitate to contact your case officer.

Yours sincerely,

(Raymond Tam)
Executive Director
Services Supervision

Last Revision Date: 17/10/2014