4.4.15 As stated above, in order to ensure compliance with automatic enrolment legislation, when an employee transfers between departments, the importing department must ensure that the worker is in a qualifying pension scheme from the first day of employment in the importing department, if they are not already in one.

4.4.16 To help with this, the form employers complete when transferring employees to another employer covered by the Civil Service pension arrangements has been revised. This form can be found in Annex 6B of the Employer’s Pension Guide.

4.4.17 The revised form (OGDTF1) is designed to facilitate the necessary change to current practices. OGDTF1 form is not intended to go via the Scheme Administrator but should instead be sent directly from exporting to importing department.

4.4.18 Departments should consider their internal security procedures when sharing personal information with other departments, and ensure that the employee has given their permission for this data to be shared.

Published:
23 December 2021
Last updated:
27 January 2022