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Human Resources & Organisational Development

Pay and Pensions


The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) is the main national superannuation scheme in the HE sector. It is open to all staff in Grades 6 or above and members of staff are automatically entered into the scheme unless they opt out.

For further details, access the USS website in the related links section.

Durham University Pension Scheme (DUPS) - previously RBP

The Durham University Pension Scheme (DUPS) is offered to members of staff in Grades 1 to 5.  If members of staff wish to take up membership of this pension scheme, they MUST OPT IN.

For further details, use the related links section on this page.

Workplace Pension Scheme (Automatic Enrolment)

Since April 2013, we have been required by the government to automatically enrol eligible staff into a workplace pension scheme.

For more details about our Workplace Pension Scheme and Automatic Enrolment, click here.