The purpose of this EPN is to:
- further update employers and staff on pension reform for the PCSPS(NI);
- provide details on employee contribution rates from April 2015 in the Home Civil Service (HCS) pension scheme;
- inform employers that the Employees Pension Notice attached at Annex A will be added to the HRConnect Portal and the Principal Civil Service Pension (Northern Ireland) website to provide an update for staff; and
- advise employers that Civil Service Pensions (CSP) will arrange for staff covered by the IT Assist and DOI networks to receive the notice.