State Sector Retirement Savings Scheme
Information for State servants on the State Sector Retirement Savings Scheme.
The State Sector Retirement Savings Scheme (SSRSS) is a voluntary savings scheme specially designed for the State sector. Following the Government's decisions for the implementation of KiwiSaver in the State sector, the SSRSS closed to all new members from 1 October 2008.
Proposed transfer of ASPIRE members to AMP
A proposal is underway, subject to approval from the Financial Markets Authority (FMA), to transfer all members of the ASPIRE State Sector Retirement Savings Scheme, under the Superannuation Master Trust (ASPIRE), to the AMP State Sector Retirement Savings Scheme, under the New Zealand Retirement Trust (AMP SSRSS). More details : www.amp.co.nz/aspiretransfer.
Contact your SSRSS scheme provider
If you have any questions about your SSRSS savings or scheme, or you want to make changes to your contributions or other details, you can phone or email your SSRSS scheme provider, or you can check out your account details at your provider's website.
0800 272 738
0800 277 473
0800 275 267
For general enquiries about SSRSS email:SSRSS enquiries
Resources for SSRSS members
- SSRSS Member's Guide (PDF 584k)
Resources for Employers
These resources help you to understand your role in the SSRSS and to manage day-to-day SSRSS activities.
The Employer's Guide is designed to cover all the common situations you may encounter as a coordinator for the SSRSS. It provides you with the information to deal with all relevant scheme transactions (for example members leaving employment, retirements, transfers and enquiries) quickly and effectively.
- Employer's Guide (PDF 199k)
Education Service (Schools and Kindergarten Associations)
For more information on the SSRSS please refer to the Education Service Payroll (Ministry of Education website)
Status of SSRSS and KiwiSaver
The SSRSS schemes continue operating for members in the same manner as previously. You can continue to contribute to your SSRSS scheme and (if eligible) you will continue receiving your matching employer subsidy. The SSRSS subsidy will no longer be payable if you begin receiving an employer contribution to a KiwiSaver scheme.
SSRSS members can choose to transfer to a KiwiSaver scheme at any time.
You are no longer able to change from your existing SSRSS scheme provider to another SSRSS scheme provider or (if you are a teacher or principal at a School) to transfer to the Teachers Retirement Savings Scheme.
You can remain a member of SSRSS and also join and save with KiwiSaver. Your SSRSS accounts will stay within SSRSS and remain subject to the existing SSRSS rules.
For more information contact your SSRSS provider.
Other downloadable materials
Contribution Change Form (PDF 98k)
SSRSS Application to Transfer to KiwiSaver (PDF 165k)