Employee Benefits at a glance
Here are just some of the great benefits you will receive from our employee benefits scheme. You'll find lots more information within our pages so why not delve in and start saving today. CLICK ON THE LINKS ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE TABLE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
|Buying Additional Leave||
Fife Council is introducing a new scheme to allow employees to buy additional annual leave. The scheme will complement existing work-life balance policies and enable employees and the Council to make cost savings. Under the scheme employees can apply to buy up to 5 days (36 hours) additional annual leave for each leave year period. This will be implemented pro rata for part-time employees. For leave year 2018/19, the opportunity to purchase is between 8th January and 2nd February 2018. Speak to your manager about your purchase in advance.
|Salary Sacrifice Shared Cost AVC||
New Way to Increase Your LGPS Pension
Fife Council is now adding to our existing Additional Voluntary Contribution (AVC) scheme with the launch of a new Salary Sacrifice Shared Cost AVC (SCAVC). Employees considering this option should first of all, read the guide to salary sacrifice SCAVC which can be found in the AVC information pages on FISH.
Please note: Our Childcare Voucher provider is changing from Computershare to Sodexo.
Employees who are existing members of the childcare voucher scheme, will receive a welcome communication from Sodexo on or before their next pay date (see dates below) which will advise on the registration process. Sodexo will ask members to complete a short registration process on their online portal. If you are an existing member, and wish to continue to take childcare vouchers you should register with Sodexo without delay once you have received their welcome communication. Sodexo’s communication will ask you to confirm/reset your new username and password and give you a link to access your childcare voucher account. To reset your password, visit https://childcare.mysodexo.co.uk/password-welcome-email/43434F545A3052786B6E4D3DYour Username will be on your Welcome Email from Sodexo. If you experience any problems logging into the Sodexo website, please contact: 0800 328 7411.
You will need to add your childcare provider and children’s details to activate your new account. As an existing member, you should log in where it says existing member and you do not need an employer code to do this.
Please also inform your childcare provider about the change of provider to Sodexo and ensure they are registered with Sodexo. Any queries should be directed to Sodexo. If you have not received registration communication from Sodexo by your payroll date contact Sodexo. If you do not register with Sodexo you will not be able to continue purchasing Childcare vouchers. If you have any questions regarding your account set-up, please contact Sodexo on telephone 0800 328 7411.
If you have an existing account with Computershare, and have a query please contact Computershare on the normal contact numbers. If you don’t have their contact details to hand these are available on the Childcare Voucher page. Computershare will continue to administer the voucher scheme until and including the following pay dates: 16/11/17 – Fife Payroll (4 weekly paid) and 23/11/17 – Teachers Payroll (monthly paid). Members will continue to be able to change their deductions with Computershare until the 31st October.
If you are not already a member of the childcare voucher scheme and wish to join Sodexo click on link or telephone Sodexo. You will need the relevant employer code and hyperlink:
Fife Council 4 weekly payroll: 881600C
Fife Council Teachers monthly payroll: 881601B
Please don’t try to register by searching the general internet as the link that will be provided will allow you to register on Fife Council’s portal.
Childcare Vouchers are a tax-efficient employee benefit available to all eligible working parents
However, the UK Government is currently changing the voucher scheme. Known as Tax-Free Childcare (TFC), it will be rolled out from 2017. Fife Council’s employer childcare voucher scheme will remain open to new entrants until April 2018. From April 2018, you will lose the right to sign up to a childcare voucher scheme through your employer unless you are already a member. If you already take childcare vouchers, you can continue taking them as long as you like. To make sure you have the choice of which scheme suits you best, you need to become a member of your employer's voucher scheme.
Cycle to Work scheme
From 1 November, the Council’s provider will change from Cyclescheme (www.cyclescheme.co.uk/fife) to Sodexo.
The next scheme will open Spring 2018. Details will be provided beforehand.
Access to discounts on a vast range of products and services both nationwide and locally across Fife. UK-wide discounts are accessed via a website or over the phone, and the local discounts are available on provision of a Fife Council ID badge or recent payslip.
Products, services and advice.
Employees who have attained 25 or 40 years continuous service are awarded for their contribution and effort with Long Service Awards.