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  • Expressions of interest for membership on superannuation consultation groups

    We recognise the importance of maintaining a productive relationship between the ATO and the superannuation industry as we partner in the design and operation of the superannuation system.

    The Superannuation Administration Group (SAG) and Superannuation Data Standard Technical Group (SDSTG) are two key consultative groups that we have to support that partnership. These groups have been operational for two years, so in accordance with the Terms of Reference, the membership of both groups will be refreshed.

    Existing SAG and SDSTG members need to reapply if they wish to be considered in the refresh.

    The purpose of the SAG is to identify and resolve administrative matters impacting the super system in operation and identify opportunities to improve the client experience or administration of the law. Ideal members have experience and expert knowledge of super administration and operations.

    The SDSTG provides recommendations to us and industry which assist in managing the technical and change aspects of the data standard in alignment with super law. This involves active management of high priority issues, including a defined formal process for evaluation and escalation of issues and risks. Ideal members have experience and expert knowledge of technical elements of the operating system, including the SuperStream Data and Payment standards and superannuation SBR services.

    Membership will be limited to around 15 industry members for each group with no more than one representative from any organisation. Membership tenure is for a period of up to two years.

    Expectations of members

    Members will be required to:

    • participate in meetings every 2 months and attend any out of session meetings as required
    • actively contribute to the work of the group
    • bring relevant knowledge and expertise of the subject matter, either from their own experience or by canvassing members of the organisation they represent
    • bring emerging issues impacting stakeholders to the attention of the group for appropriate consideration
    • communicate outcomes of the group's meetings with their organisation’s members (as applicable)
    • raise matters to improve administration of Australia’s tax and superannuation systems
    • identify and declare any conflicts of interest.

    How to submit an expression of interest

    Email FSEGovernance@ato.gov.au to request an expression of interest form.

    You need to complete the relevant form for the group you are expressing interest in and return it to FSEGovernance@ato.gov.au

    Applications close 5.00pm AEST Wednesday 14 July 2021.

    For further information, email FSEGovernance@ato.gov.au

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