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Welcome to JSS

Joint Superannuation Services (JSS) are responsible for the administration of the Research Councils' Pension Scheme (RCPS).

The RCPS is a 'by-analogy' scheme to the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS) and follows the scheme rules of the PCSPS - external link.

Whether you are joining an RCPS employer, are an active member, have a preserved pension or are a pensioner, this site will have the information you need. Please note that JSS are unable to provide you with any financial advice; you should obtain this from an independent financial adviser.

Scheme booklets are available in the scheme guides section.

Contact details for JSS can be found in the contacts section.

Every effort is made to ensure that this site is up to date and accurate but a condition of access to the site is that you accept that the rules of the scheme always take priority if they differ from anything within.

What's New?

Added Pension Year End Deadline

Members in classic, classic plus, premium and nuvos who wish to purchase Added Pension have until 19 February 2020 to submit their application to JSS.

More information can be found on the news page.

Civil Service Compensation Scheme Update

A futher update on the CSCS has been shared by the Cabinet office.

The deadline for exits under the 2010 terms has been extended to 31 March 2020.

More information can be found on the news page.

Providing New Starter Information to JSS

A notice reminding employers about providing new starter information to JSS has been added to the notices page.

Information for members that have exceeded the 2018/19 Annual Allowance

Members who may be affected by the Annual Allowance and have received or requested a Pension Saving Statement should take action.

More information about this can be found on the news page.