Membership is automatic for most employees though you have the right to opt out of the scheme at any time. However, if you are not a member, your employer must re-enrol you into the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) every three years.
To be eligible to join the LGPS you need to:
- be under 75
- work for an employer that offers membership of the scheme.
If you are a current County Council employee and would like to join or re-join the LGPS, please contact Shared Services using the details below.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 01243 642148 (Option 1)
Alternatively, you can complete a new starter form below and send this to the email address provided in the form. If you email your completed form, please add the phrase 'I confirm I personally submitted this notice to join the Local Government Pension Scheme'.
If you are a current employee of another West Sussex Pension Fund employer and are not already a member of the LGPS, but would like to join or re-join if you have previously opted out, please contact your employer. Alternatively, you can complete a new starter form and send this to your employer.