Scheme rules

Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme

The Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS), the Civil Service Additional Voluntary Contribution Scheme (CSAVCS), the Civil Service Compensation Scheme (CSCS) and the Civil Service Injury Benefits Scheme (CSIBS) are statutory schemes created under the Superannuation Act 1972.

Cabinet Office introduced a new pension scheme, alpha, in April 2015. This new scheme is set out in separate legislation - in the Public Service (Civil Service And Others) Pension Scheme regulations.

PCSPS

The Public Service (Civil Servants and Others) Pensions Regulations (Alpha, incorporating the Partnership Ill-Health and Death Benefit arrangements at Schedules 3 and 4)

The Regulations for the alpha scheme can be found here.

Scheme employments in respect of which an enhanced effective pension age (EEPA) option may be exercised - Schedule 1, paragraph 34 (1) to the Public Service (Civil Servants and Others) Pension Regulations 2014

SCHEME EMPLOYMENTS COVERED BY THE CIVIL SERVICE ‘ALPHA’ PENSION SCHEME IN RESPECT OF WHICH AN ENHANCED EFFECTIVE PENSION AGE (EEPA) OPTION MAY BE EXERCISED – SCHEDULE 1, PARAGRAPH 34(1) TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE (CIVIL SERVANTS AND OTHERS) PENSION REGULATIONS 2014

National Offender Management Service

EEPA has been offered to operational managers in establishments recognised under the 1952 Prison Act, operational training sites, National Tactical Response Group and those on temporary interchange to HQ or Regional Offices who are in the following grades:

Pre Fair & Sustainable* Grades

Manager F
Manager E
Senior Manager D
Senior Manager C
Senior Manager B
Senior Manager A

Fair & Sustainable* Grades

Band 7
Band 8
Band 9
Band 10
Band 11

• ‘Fair & Sustainable’ is NOMS’ new pay and grading structures introduced from 1 February 2012.

Scottish Prison Service

Band F
Band G
Band H
Band I

CSAVCS

CSCS

CSIBS

partnership pension account

Partnership is a defined contribution arrangement launched on 1 October 2002.

partnership pension account ill-health benefits scheme

partnership pension account death benefits scheme

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