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AGD urges civil servants: ensure pension documents are updated

Published:Thursday | February 2, 2017 | 2:54 PM

The Accountant General’s Department (AGD) is urging civil servants close to the retirement age to ensure that all their documents are updated to minimise delays in receiving their pension.

Client Services Manager at the AGD, Tanisha Weir Grant said ministries, departments and agencies are being encouraged to invite the AGD to speak with that group of persons to ensure that they have the necessary information to begin the process.

“Two years before going on retirement, we tell them to check their service records to ensure that they are up to date, because we do not want that gap to happen when they are ready to go off (on retirement). If all the documents are up to date, then there will be a smooth transition,” a JIS release quoted her as saying.

Weir Grant said the pension process is threefold and does not begin with the AGD, but with the employee’s human resource department that submits the required documents to the Ministry of Finance and Public Service’s pension branch. Once approved, those documents are then turned over to the AGD for payment.

“After banking details have been verified and the checking process completed by (our) loans management unit, within four weeks pensioners can expect payment,” she said.