USS pension: information sessions February 2018

We have arranged another series of information sessions aimed at USS scheme members. You can sign up now. Sessions will be hosted by independent experts, Mercer, on 12 and 19 February 2018.

In January, the USS Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) reached a decision about USS scheme reform, by the casting vote of its independent chair, in support of a revised proposal from Universities UK (UUK)*.

Following this development, we recognise that scheme members may have new questions, so we have arranged a further series of impartial information sessions.

The purpose of these sessions is to:

  • remind USS members of the key details of the current and proposed scheme
  • advise about the anticipated next steps in the member consultation process
  • and most importantly, give scheme members an opportunity to ask question of the independent pension experts who will run the sessions. 
Session   Date   Time   Venue
Session 1 Monday 12 February 2018 11am – 12pm Chemical and Process Engineering LT A (2.23)
Session 2 Monday 12 February 2018 12.30 – 1.30pm Chemical and Process Engineering LT A (2.23)
Session 3 
Monday 19 February 2018 1.30 – 2.30pm Roger Stevens LT21 (8M.21)
Session 4  Monday 19 February 2018 3 - 4pm Roger Stevens LT21 (8M.21)

To confirm your attendance at one of the sessions, please email, with the email heading: USS session 1, 2, 3, or 4 as appropriate.

You can keep up to date with University communications on this via a special In Depth section on For Staff.

*Associated resulting changes to the scheme are subject to USS member consultation and will apply only to ‘future benefits’ i.e. benefits which are yet to be accrued. Members’ benefits which have been built-up to date and before any contribution/benefit changes are implemented are protected by law.

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