EPF members who have recently applied for modification or correction of basic details at UAN member portal can find this status that accepted by employer pending at field office. The reason for getting this message is your basic details modification request was accepted by your employer, but it is pending at PF field office. Once it is approved by the EPF field officer then the details of EPF members will be corrected. The second case is during PF transfer.
While applying for PF transfer we need to choose either previous employer or present employer to approve it. So first your employer will approve your PF transfer request, after that your PF transfer request has to be approved by your PF office. In that case, also you will find this message.
Process Before and After “Accepted by Employer Pending at Field Office” for PF Basic Details Modification
EPF members who have incorrect details such as wrong name, wrong date of birth or aadhar number etc can correct their PF details either in offline by submitting PF joint declaration form to PF office (or) in online at UAN member portal.
Once EPF member applies for correction of EPF details at UAN member portal then your employer will receive a message in that employer PF portal. Here your employer needs to approve your request with their digital signature of e-sign.
Once your employer approves your basic details modification request in their employer PF portal then your request will be sent to your regional EPF office. Here it will take 10-15 days to approve your basic details request. In the meantime, you will get the status of your request as Accepted by Employer Pending at Field Office.
If everything is fine then the field officer will approve your request, if is there any further information or physical documents are required then your request will be rejected by the PF field officer. So, in general, it will take 15-30 days to complete the process of correction of EPF details.
How to Check PF Details are Corrected or Not
You can check whether your details are corrected or not by observing your EPF details in the member profile section of your UAN member portal.
Process Before and After “Accepted by Employer Pending at Field Office” for PF Transfer Request
When you apply for PF transfer then first your previous employer or present employer will approve it. After their approval, your request will be sent to your PF office and within 7-10 days then will approve your transfer request. Nowadays even within 2-3 days also EPF offices are approving PF transfer requests. Before approving your request you will see the above message.
But in some cases even after 30 days also the status will be remained as pending at field office, in that case, you need to raise a grievance at the PF portal. Once you raise a grievance at PF portal your problem will be mostly solved or the reason for delay will be intimated to you.