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2020 Pay Award for Local Government Services 

As a result of the pay award, any members who have left or retired between 1 April and 31 August 2020 will need their benefits to be recalculated on the revised pensionable pay and you will therefore need to provide us with a revised leaver form for each affected member.

You will not be able to load any revised forms to ESS as you will no longer have access to the records so we ask that you follow a special process:

• Please download and complete the Revised Leaver Form for each member.

• Attach ALL of your completed revised leaver forms to one email and send it to the Employer & Communications team mailbox: peninsulaemployers@devon.gov.uk clearly stating ‘Revised Leaver Forms re pay award’ in the subject line.

Please note that this process is only for post April leavers for whom you have already submitted a leaver form. You will need to use ESS in the normal way for any leavers you have not previously told us about.

Employer & Communications Team

If you have any general queries regarding procedures, regulations and what to do when or you require access to Employer Self Service (ESS) and the Employers Forms pages of this website, please contact the Employer & Communications Team direct via email at  peninsulaemployers@devon.gov.uk. This mailbox is monitored by all of the team so someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Alternatively, you can contact the team as follows:
Mark Griffin – Employer Liaison Officer – Tel: 01392 385372, direct email
Emma Davies – Senior Employer Liaison Officer – Tel: 01392 386588, direct email
Shirley Cuthbert – Employer & Communications Team Manager – Tel: 01392 385229, direct email
Beverly Clegg – Employer & Communications Team Pensions Assistant – Tel: 01392 384077, direct email

Scheme member queries
For any specific queries regarding your scheme members or to check on the progress of a recent request, please contact your dedicated benefit team.

How to complete your employer membership with Peninsula Pensions

  1. Sign up to our employer newsletter Pensions Line  for latest changes to legislation and what you need to do
  2. Keep us updated with any changes in staff responsible for completing our forms (authorised and delegated signatories).
  3. Let us know the person who is appointed in your organisation to determine the Stage 1 Internal Dispute Resolution Procedure (IDRP) appeals

Steps 1,2 & 3 can be done through our on-line form

 

Access to Employer Self Service (ESS) – you will have to register to use this facility and more information can be found here

Training sessions for employers
We are always happy to run employer training sessions to help you understand the scheme and your responsibilities. If you feel you would benefit from training or are interested in hosting any sessions for a number of employers to attend, please contact the Employer & Communications Team to arrange.

Member Presentations
We can provide an overview of the Local Government Pension Scheme to your employee’s to help them understand what they are paying into and the options available to them as members of the scheme. We are also happy to hold private appointments with members for them to discuss their pension in confidence. If you wish to offer this to your employee’s, we do ask that you contact us first regarding availability and give us at least 1 months notice. Please contact the Employer & Communications Team for more information.