KiwiSaver is the only retirement savings scheme option in which new state-sector employees can enrol and receive an employer contribution.

KiwiSaver is a voluntary savings scheme designed to make it easier for New Zealand and Australian citizens living and working in New Zealand to save for their future. Information about KiwiSaver should come directly from the school they are employed at, and employees' KiwiSaver contributions come straight out of their pay.

For the purposes of KiwiSaver, the Ministry of Education is deemed to be the employer for employees in a state or integrated school. Employees who change schools are treated as if continuing their employment, because they remain on the same payroll.

Employees who are paid on a schools internal payroll system (not EdPay) and are then transferred onto the Education Service Payroll are deemed to be new employees and will be automatically enrolled into KiwiSaver if they are not a member of KiwiSaver already. This is due to being  paid under two different Employer IRD numbers.

To manage KiwiSaver for your school’s employees, see:

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