Human Resources

Background - March 2007

The University of Sussex Pension and Assurance Scheme (USPAS) is the local pension scheme that is available for clerical, manual, ancillary and technical staff at Sussex. It is separate from the national Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) which covers academic and related staff.

Following Council on 21 March 2007, the University announnced:

  • the steps it was taking to protect pension benefits under USPAS in relation to service that staff had already undertaken; and
  • that it would be reviewing future pension provision over the coming year in relation to service from 1 August 2008 onwards.

A full set of documents, background briefing and Q&A information were published here on 22 March 2007.

A number of open meetings for staff were held during April 2007.

If staff have issues which are not covered by the Q&A, questions can be sent to