The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has commenced nationwide pre-retirement verification and enrolment exercise for employees in the service of the Federal Government Treasury Funded MDAs, who are due to retire from service between January and December 2019 by virtue of attaining the applicable maximum age or length of service, whichever is earlier.
The exercise, which began on Monday is scheduled to end on August 17, 2018.
A statement issued by PenCom said “This is to inform all employees of Treasury Funded MDAs of the Federal Government, that the National Pension Commission (PenCom) is organising a nationwide pre-retirement verification and enrolment exercise commencing from 25 June to 17 August, 2018.
“The exercise is for employees in the service of the Federal Government Treasury Funded MDAs, who are due to retire from service between January and December 2019 by virtue of attaining the applicable maximum age or length of service, whichever is earlier.
“Affected employees are required to personally come along with the original of the under-listed documents for sighting while photocopies of same would be submitted for verification and enrolment: Letter of First Appointment;
Evidence of Transfer of Service and Acceptance (where applicable); Birth Certificate or Declaration of Age; Letter/Evidence of promotion to the Grade Level as at June 2004; Letter/Evidence of ALL promotions obtained from 2004 to date; Letter of Introduction from the MDA and Staff Identity Card.
Other requirements according to PenCom are: “Letter/Evidence of Retirement (Applicable to those who have retired Mandatorily/Voluntarily/Disengaged /Termination and yet to enroll with the Commission);
Letter of Indemnity from the MDA stating Non-Payment of Retirement Benefits (Applicable to those who retired / disengaged before 2009, and Evidence of registration with a Pension Fund Administrator indicating Retirement Savings Account Personal Identification Number (PIN)”.
PenCom also require that Pension Desk Officers (PDOs), of each MDA should be available at the designated centres to authenticate the documents and endorse the Retirement Bond Registration Form of each potential retiree from his/her MDA.
The statement noted that medically unfit employees are exempted from the physical enrolment.
“However, Pension Desk Officers of the medically unfit employees are advised to come along with a letter from a suitably qualified physician or medical board certifying that the employee is no longer physically or mentally capable of carrying out the functions of his/her office in addition to documents listed in 2 above.
“For ease of access of participants, the exercise is scheduled to hold at fifteen centres through-out the Federation. Participants are advised to adhere strictly to dates assigned to each service sector,” the statement further stated.