20 March 2024

This guidance provides information for public servants about the State Sector Retirement Scheme (SSRSS), a voluntary savings scheme specially designed for the public sector. 

The SSRSS is a closed scheme and does not accept new members.  
There are two SSRSS scheme providers:  AMP and Smartshares Limited (SuperLife) which is now the manager of the ASB Superannuation Master Trust. 

Contact your SSRSS scheme provider 


Phone: 0800 800 267 

Email: workplaceadmin@amp.co.nz 

Web: www.amp.co.nz 

Microsite:  www.amp.co.nz/ssrss 

By registering on MyAMP and updating your contact details and email address, you can conveniently check your balances, view statements, see how your investments are performing and easily change your funds. 

SuperLife (Smartshares) 

Phone: 0800 27 87 37 

Email: superlife@superlife.co.nz 

Web: superlife.co.nz/master-trust/government

Contact form: www.superlife.co.nz/about/contact-us 

Resources for SSRSS members and employers 

SSRSS Members’ Guide 

The Members’ Guide covers all the common situations members may encounter as a member of the SSRSS. It provides information about handling scheme transactions quickly and effectively.   

Guide Members Guide to the State Sector Retirement Savings Scheme(DOCX, 137 KB)

Members keeping your SSRSS provider updated if your details change 

Don’t forget to notify your SSRSS provider if you have a change of name, employer, or contact details (particularly your email address which is the main point of contact). 

Refer to the Members’ Guide to the State Sector Retirement Savings Scheme December 2023 on this page for contact details of your provider and any forms or portal processes you might need to complete the change of details notification. 

If you are facing a redundancy situation or have been made redundant 

If you are facing a redundancy situation or you have been made redundant it is advisable to contact your SSRSS provider to explain your potential or actual change in employment.  Your provider is well placed to give you advice (depending on your employment status) of options for continuing your contributions, or temporarily suspending your contributions or even making a partial or full withdrawal of funds (if you are eligible for withdrawal). 

Refer to the Members’ Guide to the State Sector Retirement Savings Scheme December 2023 on this page for information about:  redundancy during or on return from a period of parental leave, retiring from employment, or taking employment outside the Public Service. 

SSRSS Employers’ Guide 

The Employers’ Guide is designed to cover all the common situations employers may encounter as a coordinator for the SSRSS.  It provides employers information to deal with all relevant scheme transactions (for example, members leaving employment, retirements, transfers and enquiries) quickly and effectively. 

Guide Employers Guide to the State Sector Retirement Savings Scheme(DOC, 313 KB)

SSRSS forms 

Form State Sector Retirement Savings Scheme Contribution Change Form(PDF, 97 KB)

SSRSS Application to Transfer to KiwiSaver(DOC, 321 KB)

Status of SSRSS and KiwiSaver 

The SSRSS schemes continue operating for members in the same manner as prior to KiwiSaver being available. Members can contribute to their SSRSS scheme and, if eligible, continue receiving a compulsory employer contribution. The SSRSS compulsory employer contribution will no longer be payable if the member begins to receive an employer contribution to a KiwiSaver scheme. 

SSRSS members can choose to transfer to a KiwiSaver scheme at any time. 

Members are no longer able to change from their existing SSRSS scheme provider to another SSRSS scheme provider or (if the member is a teacher or principal at a school) to transfer to the Teachers’ Retirement Savings Scheme. 

Members can remain in the SSRSS and also join and save with KiwiSaver, and the member’s accounts will remain within SSRSS and remain subject to the existing SSRSS rules. 

Comparison of SSRSS and KiwiSaver December 2023(DOCX, 104 KB)

State Sector Retirement Savings Scheme (SSRSS) Webinar