Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme (CSS)

The CSS closed to new members from 1 July 1990. The CSS is a defined benefit scheme managed by the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (CSC).

Depending upon individual circumstances, new employees with an existing interest in the CSS may be required to recommence in the scheme or may be able to elect to recommence in the scheme on commencing a new period of MOP(S) Act employment.

It is possible for former members of the CSS who, on rejoining the CSS, wish to cease membership of the CSS to join the PSS, however, there is generally a three month period from commencement of employment in which the employee must notify the CSS of such a decision.

The CSC website provides information on: