Tag Archives: Pensions

Application of Pension Increases & Restoration – November 2019

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform:  Information Note ARCO is a proactive member of the Alliance of Retired Public Servants. Following a request from the Alliance, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has provided an Information Note in relation to the amelioration of the Public Service Pension Reduction, and the application of the pension […]

Notification from Department of Defence

Notification from Department of Defence to ONE, IUNVA and ARCO Re: June 2019 military pension payslips A Chairde, You may be aware that there is a problem with the monthly payslips issued this morning to military pensioners by our payroll provider NSSO (National Shared Services Office).   NSSO have assured us that the correct monthly amounts […]

ARCO Information Brief – Contributory Pension Scheme for Spouses and Children

  The Contributory Pension Scheme for Spouses and Children is a scheme which provides pensions for the spouse and/or dependent children of an officer, or the dependent marital children of an officer who dies in service, or after qualifying for pension.  There are two Contributory Spouses and Children’s Pension Schemes: The Original Scheme and the […]

Redesigned Website – Department of Defence

Since October 2015, all Defence Forces pensions from the Department of Defence are paid by the Payroll Shared Service Centre (PSSC).  The PSSC is responsible for processing monthly pensions and for making all statutory and voluntary deductions. Under the tab “What We Do”, the recently redesigned Department of Defence website includes information on pension issues such as: Occupational […]

Pension Reduction & Restoration – A Summary

Public Service Pension Reduction Under the Financial Emergencies Measures in the Public Interest Act 2015 (FEMPI 2015), the Public Service Pension Reduction is being ameliorated providing for a total reduction of €1,680 in three phases for retired officers: 01 January 2016 – €400; 01 January 2017 – €500; and 01 January 2018 – €780.  The […]

Understanding the Pension Schemes

ARCO’s Strategy on Pension Related Issues includes relative information on the pension schemes for retired commissioned officers of the Permanent Defence Force. The Representative Association of Commissioned Officers has kindly provided permission to post its information booklets which provide general information on the four pension schemes that have evolved. The booklets, prepared by Colonel Brian […]

Submissions by ARCO to Government Ministers on Pension Issues

Having already made a comprehensive submission to the Public Service Pay Commission on 03 April, and having published its Strategy on Pension Related Issues on this website, the EXCOM of ARCO made submissions to the: Minister of State with Responsibility for Defence and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, on 04 May 2017, in […]

ARCO’s Strategy on Pension Related Issues – May 2017

The Public Service Pay Commission is expected to submit its report to Government in May 2017. Talks on public service pay will follow. In parallel, the Government will focus on significant pension reform for State employees. A commitment to reverse the public service pension deductions by 2021 is provided for in the Programme for a […]

Submission to the Public Service Pay Commission

Public Service Pay Commission. On 18 October 2016, the Government approved the establishment of an independent Public Service Pay Commission to advise it on public service pay. The Commission will shortly provide an initial report to Government on public service remuneration in the context of the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Acts 2009 […]

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