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About the Pensions Office
The Pension section of the Payroll & Pensions Office, administers the University's occupational pension schemes - Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), Keele Superannuation Scheme (KSS), and for those eligible to remain in membership depending on their category: Local Government (LGPS) - CURRENT KEELE EMPLOYEES EXISITING MEMBERS ONLY - NOW CLOSED TO NEW ENTRANTS and NHS Pension Scheme (NHSPS).
NEST is also the default scheme for ALL casual workers - introduced in line with the University's Auto Enrolment obligations - effective from 1 August 2013.
The aim of the Pension section is to provide a comprehensive service on all aspects of pension benefits.
The University’s scheme for non-academic members of staff, KSS, was closed to new entrants on 1 August 2001 and subsequently closed to future accrual from 1 January 2014. The KSS scheme is administered through the Payroll & Pension office in conjunction with the Trustees, KPMG Pension Consultants and the University. USS (www.uss.co.uk) is the main scheme for all categories of staff; academic and academic related, non-academic, technical, manual. LGPS (www.staffordshire.gov.uk/pensions) is now CLOSED to new entrants but was previously available for CURRENT KEELE EMPLOYEES EXISITING MEMBERS ONLY. The NHSPS (www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/pensions) is for existing members of the scheme who are eligible to remain in membership if appointed under NHSPS Direction rules within the Medical School.
NEST is also the default scheme for ALL casual workers - introduced in line with the University's Auto Enrolment obligations - effective from 1 August 2013 www.nestpensions.org.uk
Further Information and all Standard forms can by found by clicking the following link:- Standard Forms
Contacts and Where we are
The aim of this page is to provide University staff with contact details of the person able to help them with their enquiry and to provide general details of the University pension schemes.
Payroll & Pensions Manager – Ms Ann Allender has responsibility for the overall administration of the pension section. She is contactable on (7) 33773 or by email.
Pensions Administration Co-ordinator – Mrs Karen Brock is responsible for the day-to-day operation of each pension scheme and for the provision of general pension information to members including obtaining AVC and retirement quotations. She is contactable on (7) 33156 or by email .
Mrs Simone Worthington can also be contacted to on (7) 34167 or by email .
The Payroll & Pensions Office is based in Innovation Centre 2 on the Ground Floor - please ask at Reception for a member of the team.
For resolutions for pay please contact the member of staff, with responsibility for your category of staff, to arrange a mutually agreeable appointment time. For personal discussion regarding pensions please contact the designated pension administrator.