The purpose of this EPN is to inform employers that:
- Civil Service Pensions will issue a letter in relation to increased member contributions (copy attached at Annex A) to all current NICS staff;
- a notice to all Heads of Branches (copy attached at Annex B) will be added to the HRConnect Portal and Civil Service Pensions will also arrange for the Heads of Branches notice to be emailed via the IT Assist and DOI networks;
- there is a Q&A for staff on the Pension Contribution Increases 2013/14 available on the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (Northern Ireland) [PCSPS(NI)] website under ‘Latest News’ (copy attached at Annex C); and
- there will be a message in the March 2013 payslips telling members of these changes.