At 30 June 2005, 52% of permanent (48% of all) public servants were members of an employer subsidised superannuation scheme and 40% belonged to the State Sector Retirement Savings Scheme (SSRSS). Ten percent of fixed term public servants were members of an employer subsidised superannuation scheme, with most belonging to the SSRSS. The number of SSRSS members in the Public Service at 30 June 2005 was 3% higher than in July 2004. At 30 June 2005, 37% of these members were contributing more than 1.5% of their salary to the SSRSS with 31% contributing 3% or more.
After the maximum employer subsidy for SSRSS schemes increased to 3% in July 2005, 81% of SSRSS members in the Public Service contributed 3% and qualified for the increased employer subsidy. This included a further 396 public servants who joined the SSRSS after 1 July 2005. 22% of the new joiners moved from other employer subsidised schemes to the SSRSS.