USS pension: information sessions November 2017

We have arranged a series of impartial information sessions aimed at USS scheme members. You can sign up now. Sessions will be hosted on 1 and 15 November 2017.

The Universities Superannuation Scheme USS trustee has recently launched a consultation about the proposed 2017 valuation outcome. Universities UK (UUK) will put forward a consolidated view, on behalf of higher education sector employers, which will feed into formal negotiations.

Nothing at all has been decided or agreed at this stage. If any changes to USS benefits or contributions are suggested in the future, then active members of the scheme will be consulted appropriately. 

Although nothing has been decided, we recognise that members may have questions now, so we have arranged a series of impartial information sessions.

The purpose of these sessions is to:

  • remind members of the key features of the scheme
  • explain how the valuation process works and who is involved in making decisions
  • advise about the anticipated next steps in the process
  • and most importantly, to give scheme members an opportunity to ask question of the independent pension experts who will run the sessions.
Session   Date   Time   Venue
 Session 1 Wednesday 1 November 2017  11.15 – 12.15  Roger Stevens lecture theatre 22
 Session 2  Wednesday 1 November 2017  12.45 – 13.45  Roger Stevens lecture theatre 22
Session 3 
Wednesday 15 November 2017  13.15 – 14.15  Chemistry lecture theatre A
Session 4  Wednesday 15 November 2017  14.45 - 15.45  Chemistry lecture theatre A

To confirm your attendance at one of the sessions, please e-mail pensions@adm.leeds.ac.uk, with the e-mail 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 ForStaff.