Organisation of PME
The social partners are responsible for the sector's labour conditions, including pensions. The employer organisation is FME. Employee organisations are FNV, CNV Vakmensen, De Unie and VHP2. Together, they constitute PME's social partners. They compile the pension scheme ánd determine who is on the board of PME.
The board consists of 12 people who manage the pension fund; 3 of them lead the administrative office and see to the fund's day-to-day business. The other 9 board members represent the employers, employees and retirees. They work in this capacity in addition to holding other jobs. They help manage the fund and also have a say in important decisions, such as communication and investments.
The administrative office supports the board and supervises the implementation of the pension scheme. It includes experts with know-how of asset management, pension policy, finance and communication.
Pension consultants answer questions raised by employers and employees in one-on-one appointments. They also work with other parties. They take care of the administration and investments, for instance.