Office of Environment & Heritage – Defined benefit Superannuation Schemes
The PSA has been engaged in discussion with the Office of Environment and Heritage in regards to Guaranteed Employer Superannuation Contributions during a declared incident.
The Department sought independent advice from Deloittes Australia who informed OEH that they do not need to provide any further contributions during a declared incident. However, they have stated that if the PSA could provide advice to the contrary they would alter their position.
With this in mind, the PSA wrote a submission to the Australian Taxation Office seeking a ruling. Our submission included award clauses and the ATO’s own reference SGR 2009/2.
The legal department of the ATO promptly contacted the PSA. However, they advised the PSA they could not release information to the union.
Therefore, PSA members in a Defined Benefits Superannuation Scheme such as SSS or SASS need to formally lodge a request with the ATO.
Due to the specific nature of the information required by the Australian Taxation Office please contact Steve Caslick, Industrial Advocate at the PSA at who will provide the necessary information for your ATO submission.