Local consultation

UUK is consulting with employers on its review of USS governance which has not changed significantly since USS was established in 1974. The relevant documents can be viewed here.

GovernancereviewofUSSUUKconsultationontheplannedapproachJuly2022.pdf (PDF 1.34 MB)

The University sought the views of USS members and eligible members to inform its response which was sent to UUK on 15 August 2022. The response can be viewed here.

KentresponsetotheUUKconsultationontheplannedapproachtoUSSgovernancereview15August2022.pdf (PDF 445.84 KB)

The local consultation period regarding changes to USS closed in January 2022 and benefit changes came into effect on 1 April 2022. All members, eligible members and their Staff and Trade Union representatives received a copy of the statutory notice of consultation

Three consultation meetings were held during the consultation period. The minutes from these meetings can be found below.

Member responses

During the consultation period, members were invited to give their feedback on the USS consultation webpages. 

Member responses to the USS consultation questions can be viewed here.

Staff webchat

A webchat on the proposed changes was held on Teams on Tuesday 7th December 2021. The webchat was led by Jane Higham, Chief Financial Officer, with a presentation by Rebecca Dodd, from Mercer, pensions advisers.

A recording of the webchat can be viewed here

Jane Higham's presentation can be viewed here

Mercer's presentation can be viewed here

Sub-JSNCC consultation committees

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