Welcome from Chief Executive, Phil Norrey
After your transition
We’d like to give you some pointers to help the transition happen as smoothly as possible for you.
Below, you will find an essential checklist outlining what you need to do before the 1 April and beyond. Please familiarise yourself with the information on it and if you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ID Badges and Smartcards
If you haven’t already done so, please give your team leader a photo to be used for your ID badge, by 25 March. We cannot issue an ID badge without a photo. A head and shoulders shot taken on your phone (with a plain background) will be sufficient.
E-learning and certificates
Communication to staff transferring on NHS Pensions
Further to the measures letter advising that:
‘Staff currently on NHS pension schemes should be able to retain their NHS pension (subject to NHS pensions final determination process) the process of application for NHS Pensions can take 3 months’
We have now just received further notification from NHS Pensions and below is a summary from that letter:
The application can only be forwarded to the Department of Health and Social Care for their consideration, once the transfer date has passed, and all the information has been collated and checked. Please be advised that this process can take time to complete.
We will write to you officially once notification has been received from the Department of Health and Social Care, as to whether the application has been approved. If approved, we will at this point provide you with copies of all legal documents and confirm the Employing Authority (EA) Code applicable to this specific application. Please be advised that this code may differ from Employing Authority codes already held.
During the process members may receive automated letters from NHS Pensions about their pension being deferred, please advise members that we cannot stop these being issued, however, they will not affect the members as the application is pending. If they query this with you then please advise that once the direction has been approved and the joiner submitted that they are covered for NHS Pensions from the date of transfer.
We are doing everything we can to ensure as minimal impact on staff as possible but the process is managed by NHS Pensions.
Welcome to Devon County Council event
A welcome event was held on Wednesday 27 February to welcome staff to Devon County Council. For those who were unable to attend there is a webcast of the meeting.
We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Devon County Council. You will find all you need to know about working for us on Inside Devon. Please feel free to take a look around and familiarise yourself. You may find the following pages useful: