There are a number types of pension scheme available to university staff:
All these schemes allow members to make additional voluntary contributions to secure additional benefits.
Subject to certain limited exceptions, if you are eligible to become a member of either USS or OSPS and you join the pension scheme, you are automatically enrolled in the University's salary exchange scheme for pension contributions from the date of joining the pension scheme for OSPS members and from three full months after joining the pension scheme for USS members.
Further details of the scheme are in section 3.5 of the Handbooks for Support Staff and Academic-related Staff.
A new employee may opt out of Salary Exchange. To do so you must give notice in writing to the Payroll Manager that you do not wish to join the scheme at least one month before you are automatically enrolled.
Read more: Pensions website
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