Welcome to the

Datacom GSF Schemes Administration Website

Datacom is the Schemes Administrator for the Government Superannuation Fund (GSF) Schemes. The GSF Schemes have been closed to new members since 30 June 1992. Datacom is responsible for the day to day administration of the GSF Schemes and is the first point of contact for members. If you would like more information about GSF or the GSF Schemes, please follow the links on this page.

The Government Superannuation Fund Authority (the Authority) is committed to continual improvement of the services provided to members and employers
They are currently undertaking a survey of members and employers seeking feedback for this purpose.
They have engaged AK Research to carry out the survey, commencing in May 2023. AK Research will contact members and employers by email.
In the survey, they will ask you to rate your experience working with the Authority and the schemes administrator, Datacom Connect. Typically the survey takes about ten minutes to complete.
We very much appreciate you spending the time to give your feedback and we will certainly make good use of what you tell us as we seek to improve and develop our services in the future.

Cost of Living Increase
Letters advising the April increases are distributed annually to all eligible members in mid-March. The increase takes effect in the first April pay date each year.

Certificate of Identity And Survival
Identity and Survival certificates are sent to members residing outside of New Zealand with the Cost of Living Increase letters posted each March.

Members are requested to check their details on the certificate, sign the certificate then post or email the signed certificate to GSF by May of each year. It is important that the signed certificate is returned to GSF by this date to avoid interruption to payment of entitlements.

If you live outside of New Zealand and have not received your Certificate of Identity and Survival, please contact the Datacom GSF Schemes Administration team
(see contact details below).

Annual Future Entitlement Statement
Letters advising future entitlements will be distributed to all contributing members in late September/early October.

GSF Annual Reports
Copies of the annual report and further information about the Government Superannuation Fund can be obtained from the GSFA web site.

Further informationbout the Government Superannuation Fund, including copies of the most recent annual report, can be obtained from the GSFA web site.

If you would like copies of booklets please select the following link: GSFA Booklets

You can make contact with the Datacom GSF Schemes Administration team by:
Email:   gsf@datacom.co.nz
Phone:   04 470 6348   or    0800 654 731
PO Box 3614
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

If you would like to provide feedback to us on any aspect of GSF or our service, please select the following link feedback.

Please see below for copies for GSF Member, Employer, and Annuitant Newsletters. For older Newsletter please click the “Archive” link at the top or bottom of the page.
GSF Employer Newsletters and Manual
2015 04
2016 06
2017 04
2017 10
2018 04
2018 10
2019 04
2019 10
2020 04
2020 10
2021 01
2022 06
Employer Manual
GSF Employer Updates
2014 01 FHS
2014 03 LWOP
2014 05 New Employees
GSF Members Newsletters
2014 09
2015 09
2016 09
2017 09
2019 09
2021 01
Contributing Members Approaching age 65
GSFA Over 65 Calculation
GSFA Over 65 entitlements 2023
GSF Annuitant Newsletters
2017 03
GSF Payment Calendar
GSF Information
Payment Dates
2023 2024   2025   2026   2027
19 Jan   18 Jan   16 Jan   15 Jan   14 Jan
16 Feb   15 Feb   13 Feb   12 Feb   11 Feb
16 Mar   14 Mar   13 Mar   12 Mar   11 Mar
13 Apr   11 Apr   10 Apr   9 Apr   8 Apr
11 May   9 May   8 May   7 May   6 May
8 Jun   6 Jun   5 Jun   4 Jun   3 Jun
6 Jul   4 Jul    3 Jul   2 Jul   1 Jul
3 Aug   1 Aug   31 Jul   30 Jul   29 Jul
31 Aug   29 Aug   28 Aug   27 Aug   26 Aug
28 Sep   26 Sep   25 Sep   24 Sep   23 Sep
26 Oct   24 Oct   23 Oct   22 Oct   21 Oct
23 Nov   21 Nov   20 Nov   19 Nov   18 Nov
21 Dec   19 Dec   18 Dec   17 Dec   16 Dec
Death of an Annuitant It is important Datacom is notified as soon as possible when a member passes away. This is to ensure future annuity payments are ceased promptly and no resulting overpayment occurs which would be repayable to GSF.  It also enables Datacom to confirm any spouse entitlements that may be due. Pensions Tax Free As from 1 April 1990 all Government Superannuation Fund pensions became free of tax, therefore members no longer need to declare their allowance to the Department of Inland Revenue.  
Earnings Certificates may be supplied on request as proof of income for Community Services Card, Disability Allowance etc. Please contact Datacom GSF Schemes Administration if you require an Earnings Certificate or Cost of Living Advice Notice.
Payment to Overseas Bank Account. Certain countries have been approved by the GSF Authority for the payment of annuities to members located overseas.  If you elect to become a permanent resident overseas, it may be possible for you to have your allowance paid into an overseas bank account.  Please contact Datacom GSF Schemes Administration if you require more information.  Please note - a fee of $2.00 for each four weekly payment processed is charged when the annuity is paid into an Australian bank account and $9.00 when paid into a bank account in other countries.  Also, additional personal information, such as your date of birth and address may need to be provided to the paying bank as part of their anti-money laundering processes.

Datacom GSF Schemes Administration should be notified of any change to your address as a certificate requiring confirmation of the member's whereabouts is sent annually to all members in receipt of an annuity who are resident overseas. Failure to return the certificate will result in suspension of the allowance.