Universities Superannuation Scheme
Employees who are on academic or academic-related pay scales (generally grade 6 or above) are usually offered membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (“USS”). USS is administered from the scheme’s offices in Liverpool. However all enquiries from current employees should initially by made through the University Pensions Office. This site gives more information about the scheme and contains links to key pages on the USS website. To understand the advantages of contributing to the scheme see Five Good Reasons to be a member of USS.
The consultation on proposed changes to USS ended on 22 May 2015. Further information will be available in Autumn 2015. The benefit modeller can be found on the USS Consultation.
USS in detail
The USS scheme is administered for the University (and other institutions) by an external company, USS Ltd.
The USS website provides full details of the scheme, including the following USS pages:
- Scheme overview for active members
- Freqently asked questions (FAQ)
- Life events
- Information for members leaving the scheme (and previous members who retain a benefit in the scheme)
- Information for members approaching retirement