Date posted: 22/09/2021

Audience 

  • Pension leads
  • HR directors
  • HR managers
  • Recruitment managers

Summary

  • We’ve produced a number of resources for employers to use during the recruitment process and when staff move between departments to help attract and retain people to the Civil Service. These resources showcase the Civil Service pension scheme as one of the main benefits of being employed in the Civil Service. Links to these resources can be found below.

Timing

  • Immediate.

Actions

  • To give the Civil Service pension scheme more prominence as a benefit during the recruitment process and when staff move between departments.
  • To promote the Civil Service pension scheme as one of the main benefits of being employed in the Civil Service by using the resources found in this EPN. 

Detail

1) The resources available to you are:

a) A Thinking of joining the Civil Service? page at www.civilservicepensionscheme.org.uk that includes information on contribution rates, dependant benefits and ways to increase the Civil Service pension, links to Bitesize videos and FAQs.

b) A PDF benefits flyer (see Annex A, below). This flyer includes a message from the Director of Civil Service Pensions Operations and Government Recruitment Services and contains a high-level overview of the scheme benefits and some example benefit calculations.

c) We are in the process of creating a short video which will be hosted on the Civil Service careers website. The video will use the experiences of real-life members and the idea that ‘your pension makes it possible’ to highlight the Civil Service pension scheme as a way for people to do the things they love in later life.

2) Please familiarise yourself with the material above and signpost members/potential members to them where appropriate. If there are any further support materials which you would find useful to use, please email cspengagement@cabinetoffice.gov.uk.

Contacts

If you have any questions on the ending of easements please contact cspsemployerenquiries@cabinetoffice.gov.uk.

If you have a question about the distribution of EPNs, or would like to receive them in a different format, please contact EPN@MyCSP.co.uk.

You can find electronic copies of the Employer Pension Guide, all current EPNs and forms in the Employer section of the Civil Service Pensions website.

This notice is for employers and should not be issued to scheme members.

Members can find information about their pension by visiting the member's section.


Annexes

Published:
22 September 2021
Last updated:
16 February 2022