Pensions

The Pensions Office administers the pension schemes operated by the University for its employees.   

For further details, please refer to the Pensions Policy.

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Pension schemes

USS

If you are on an academic or academic-related pay scale (generally grade 6 or above), you are automatically a member of USS (Universities Superannuation Scheme).

OSPS

If you are on a pay scale other than academic or academic-related (e.g. clerical and library; ancillary, parks and gardens;) you are automatically a member of OSPS (University of Oxford Staff Pension Scheme).

NHSPS

If you work in the medical school and were employed by the NHS immediately prior to your engagement by the University, you are a member of NHSPS (National Health Service Pension Scheme), unless you have elected to join another scheme instead.

NEST

National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) is a national scheme, offered by the University to non-employees who have a contract personally to work for or provide services to the University and who are not undertaking the work as part of their own business.

If you have retired, you may find our Information for Pensioners useful.

If you have not yet retired, we have a range of information available about retirement.

University Pension Statement

Media coverage has highlighted the trend for employers to move away from the provision of defined benefit pension arrangements, either for new employees or in some cases for all employees. There are no plans for the University to move away from the provision of defined benefit pension arrangements for its employees and this type of arrangement remains a vital part of the remuneration package offered to employees.

Contact details

For further information, please contact:
The Pensions Office
OSPS email: osps@admin.ox.ac.uk
USS email: uss@admin.ox.ac.uk 
NHSPS email: oxnhsps@admin.ox.ac.uk
Telephone: 01865 (6) 16133
Fax: 01865 (6) 16021