Pension Transfer Agreements are designed, in part, to accommodate the transfer of staff between employers (other than the Pension Fund’s member organizations) by securing continuity of their pension rights.
How do I know if my former organization has an existing transfer agreement with the UNJSPF?
You may simply refer to the UNJSPF website by clicking on the below link and check if your former organization is in the list. Please make sure to read the corresponding agreement so that you are made aware of the time frames involved in the process.
How do I apply?
If you have separated from the UN and resumed employment with an organization with whom the UNJSPF has a transfer agreement, you must contact the Fund and submit an official request to transfer-out your pension rights
*Include a copy of your Separation Personnel Action form*
Include a copy of your letter of employment with the other organization
Please make sure to refer to the prevailing transfer agreement between the two organizations to check the deadline for submitting your request
Frequently Asked Questions regarding Transfer Agreements
If your service ends in one member organization of the Fund but continues in another or you join another member organization of the Fund with a break of fewer than 30 days without a benefit having been processed or paid to you, no action is necessary. The member organization that employs you will automatically report your participation status to the Fund and your entitlements and obligations as a UNJSPF participant will continue.
For detailed information on the possibility to transfer acquired pension rights from the UNJSPF to an outside (non-member) organization, or from an outside (non-member) organization to the UNJSPF, the applicable Regulations and Rules as well as conditions and requirements, please check out our comprehensive Transfer Agreements page or continue reading. A complete list of organizations with which the UNJSPF has signed Transfer Agreements, as well as the complete text of each agreement can be found here. Please note that application deadlines apply. Also note that inside Member Self-Service, you can submit an initial request to Transfer-In pension rights.
If you would prefer, once your service ends in one member organization you can opt to delay your benefit payment or election for a period of up to 36 months, so that if you re-join the Fund within the 36 month period, your participation in the Fund will be deemed to have been continuous and your contributions will continue to be paid to the same pension account. Click here for more information about deferred retirement benefits.
The Board may, subject to the concurrence of the General Assembly, approve agreements with Member States of a member organization and with intergovernmental organizations, with a view to securing continuity of pension rights between the governments of such States or organizations and the Fund.