Constabulary and recruits

Membership is compulsory for recruits and constabulary employees. You will join the scheme as a standard constabulary entrant.

Minimum contributions

Membership category Minimum contribution rate (as a % of salary)
  Member Employer (before tax)
Recruit/standard constabulary entrant 7.5% 15.2%

Salary: Under the current Police Employees’ and Constabulary Collective Employment Agreements, salary includes the competency service increment (CSI) paid as a lump sum if you are at the top of your pay band as well as certain allowances specified in your employment agreement. It excludes bonuses, commissions, fees or other like payment and allowances not specifically regarded as superable. You can make additional voluntary contributions of between 1% and 10% of your salary as regular deductions from your pay by completing the Voluntary contributions form and returning it to Payroll. Contact your Payroll Officer if you have a question about contributions.

PSS and KiwiSaver

If you wish, you can be a member of a KiwiSaver scheme as well as the PSS and get some of the benefits of KiwiSaver. For example, the government will contribute around $10 a week if you contribute $20 a week or more. See KiwiSaver options for PSS members.

A note for former Traffic Officers

Different membership categories and contribution rates apply if you:

  • are a former Traffic Officer who transferred to Police on 1 July 1992
  • have not left service since that date
  • are a contributing member to the Government Superannuation Fund (GSF) or the National Provident Fund (NPF).

In this case, you can join the scheme as a special entrant. The minimum member contribution rate is 1% of salary. Contact your Payroll Officer for details of the employer contribution.