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Transition Arrangement

Transition Arrangement To PSSS

Following the issuance of a Government Circular on the Implementation of the Public Service Superannuation Scheme for civil servants, teachers and disciplined services, the Scheme provided for a transition arrangement as follows;

  1. Officers below 45 years automatically joined the Scheme w.e.f 1st January 2021.
  2. Employees aged 45 years and above who did not opt to join the new Scheme by completing the option form within 1st January 2021 to 31st March 2021 remained in the old Defined Benefit (DB) pension scheme.
  3. Employees who previously served on Temporary Terms of service and contributed to NSSF were converted to Permanent and Pensionable Terms of service and were admitted into the new scheme. Contributions for NSSF ceased with effect from 1st January 2021.
  4. Members of the new contributory scheme shall complete a beneficiary nomination form.
  5. Contributions to the Widows and Children’s Pension Scheme ceased automatically upon joining the new contributory scheme. The contributions to this scheme shall be refunded upon exit from service.
  6. The old defined benefit pension scheme was closed to new entrants with effect from 1st January 2021.
  7. Employees who joined the new contributory scheme shall be issued with a letter recognizing their period of service under the old pension scheme. The benefits shall be accessed through the fund upon retirement.
  8. Employees who were aged below 45 years and on secondment to other government agencies joined the new contributory scheme and are contributing 2% (2021), 5% (2022) and 7.5% (2023) of the basic salary based on salary scale of the seconding institutions. The government contribution of 15% of basic salary is remitted by the respective Agencies. The 31% pension contribution ceased.
  9. Employees whose services were transferred from the National to the County Government owing to devolution of functions automatically joined the scheme.