Could you join the Pension Advisory Board?

As a result of the Public Services Pensions Act 2013, West Sussex County Council has established a Pension Advisory Board for the West Sussex Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

The Pension Advisory Board has up till now consisted of two LGPS member representatives (who can be either active, deferred or pensioner members), two employer representatives and a chairman.

Active members are those currently paying in to their LGPS pension; deferred members are those who have left the LGPS, perhaps for another job, but have a ‘frozen’ LGPS pension; pensioner members are those in receipt of their LGPS pension.

A vacancy has arisen on the Board because the Board has decided to increase its membership from 2 members representatives to 3. Currently UNISON members Chris Scanes and Tim Stretton are your member reps on the PAB.

We now need another UNISON member to join Chris and Tim.

Anyone can sit on the board as long as they have the capacity and time to carry out their duties as a representative. The commitment is about 12 days per year including training. If you need release from work to meet this commitment, the pension scheme would reimburse your employer for your time away from your workplace.

The Pension Board has a vital role in assisting with the good governance of the Pension Scheme, scrutinising key decisions and the investment strategy which looks after more than £3billion of assets.

If you are interested please contact the Branch Secretary Dan Sartin via 01243 777636 or by Monday 17th September.

This is an important role and we would love to hear from you!