New joiners

The table below shows the interaction between the LGPS (NI) and the Automatic Enrolment regime following an employer reaching its staging date and having carried out the initial assessment and automatic enrolment duties.

Type of EmployeeActionType of Enrolment
New employee – contract of more than three months’ durationImmediately entered into the Scheme from his/her date of commencing employment             
Contractual enrolment


New employee – contract of less than three months’ duration but meets automatic enrolment thresholdBrought into the Scheme from his/her date of joining or the employer’s staging date if this is later
Automatic enrolment
New employee – contract of less than three months’ duration and does not meet automatic enrolment thresholdsGive employee the option of electing to join the Scheme and is brought into the Scheme from the first day of the next pay period after the date of election
Contractual enrolment
Existing employee who has opted out now chooses to join the SchemeBrought into the Scheme from the first day of the next pay period after the date of election
Contractual enrolment
Employee with a contract of employment of less than three months who reaches three months in employmentBrought into the Scheme from the first day after three months employment has been completedContractual enrolment
Employee with a contract of employment of less than three months, whose contract is extended beyond three months before the initial contract has finished.Brought into the Scheme from the first day of the next pay period following the extension of the contract.Contractual enrolment