Pensions auto-enrolment Pensions auto-enrolment

From 1 April 2013 the UEA was required by law to automatically enrol all ‘eligible jobholders' into a workplace pension scheme if they were not already in one. 

An eligible job holder is any member of staff that meets all of the following criteria:

  • Aged 22 or over, but below the State Pension Age
  • Has earnings in any month that exceed £833 
  • Ordinarily works in the UK
  • Is not a contributing member of one of the pension schemes supported by the University (USS/UEASSS/NHSPS)

Previously you may have opted-out of a pension scheme offered by UEA but if you are an ‘eligible jobholder' (under the legislation), the University is required to automatically bring you into the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS).

FAQs is available which will answer most of the questions you may have and you can get further information and assistance by contacting the Pensions Office via email or by telephoning x2676.  

More information about USS can be found at