25. Superannuation

25.1.  The University will maintain employer superannuation contributions to UniSuper for all eligible current and new staff.

25.2.  The University will maintain employer superannuation contributions to the Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme (CSS) and the Public Service Superannuation Scheme (PSS) for all eligible current staff who are pre-existing ANU members of these schemes.

25.3.  All staff members on continuing appointments, continuing (contingent funded) appointments, and fixed term appointments of 12 months or more or fixed term staff members who have 12 months of continuous service (in accordance with clause 34) are eligible for UniSuper membership and entitlements.

25.4.  The University will pay 17% of salary to UniSuper for all current and new staff who are eligible to be members of UniSuper and eligible for a 17% employer superannuation contribution as at the date of certification of this Agreement.

25.5.  From the first pay period on or after 31 December 2020 the University will pay 17% of salary to UniSuper for all fixed term staff members.

25.6.  Subject to clause 25.4 (above), fixed term staff and casual staff are eligible for the prescribed Superannuation Guarantee rate if their pay meets the entitlement threshold for provision of superannuation. The superannuation payable will be based on their pay, inclusive of the casual loading.

25.7.  The University will maintain existing arrangements with UniSuper for current and new staff members who are not eligible for a 17% UniSuper employer superannuation contribution. This will include the payment of the Superannuation Guarantee component, of any amount, which will be paid to UniSuper.

25.8.  Should any amendments to CSS or PSS make it possible during the life of this Agreement for employee members to reduce their contributions, the parties will hold discussions on the possibility of increasing the flexibility of employee contributions to CSS and PSS. The University will ensure that it maintains adequate employer provision for those staff who are members of CSS and PSS.

25.9.  The salary upon which contributions are calculated shall be no less than as defined in the UniSuper Trust Deed and shall include the rates payable to casual employees.

25.10.  Where a staff member salary sacrifices under clause 26 (salary sacrificing and deductions), the employer contribution will be based on the staff member’s pre-sacrificed salary.

25.11.  Where a staff member who currently receives 17% employer contributions decides to reduce their employee contributions under the contribution flexibility provisions, the University will maintain the employer contributions at 17%.

25.12.  A staff member of the UniSuper Defined Benefit Division may apply to the University to make payments to UniSuper to cover their member contributions and the employer contributions (which does not include the 3% productivity payment) for periods of authorised leave without pay.

25.13.  The University may exercise its options under the UniSuper Deed of Covenant for flexibility in coverage and contribution level.

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