8.1.20 If you are planning to change your payroll provider or develop a new in house Compendia interface, you must give the Scheme Administrator a minimum of six months notification. You must ensure your interface is developed using the latest version of the Interface Developer’s Guides which the Scheme Administrator will supply on request. You must also ensure your interface is developed in accordance with the Civil Service Pension Scheme rules and passes the Scheme Administrator interface validation process. For planning and managing the development and testing of your Compendia interface, you will require IT and Payroll expertise. The timetable for the development and testing process will vary according to the size and complexity of your payroll; this must therefore be considered carefully to ensure that your interface process is in place before your new payroll goes live.

8.1.21 You will have to meet the costs arising from the development and testing of the interface. All of the Scheme Administrator’s testing costs must be agreed with the Scheme Administrator before any development work commences. Please note that if your new payroll provider already has an existing electronic interface to Compendia, testing will still be needed to make sure the interface can handle your employees’ data accurately.

Published:
5 January 2022
Last updated:
5 January 2022