Salary conditions and benefits at Griffith
Learn about the conditions and benefits available to you as an employee at Griffith University, such as salary rates, packaging, and superannuation.
The documents below will assist you in identifying deadlines for casual staff timesheets, salary rates, leave applications and advertising.
Griffith University recognises the value and flexibility salary packaging offers our staff. Staff members can sacrifice part of their salary in return for benefits such as contribution to superannuation or leasing a car.
What is salary packaging
Salary packaging is a means of providing employees with the ability to change the structure of their remuneration package and receive part of their salary in the form of non-cash benefits. A deduction for the benefit option is made from your gross salary (pre-tax) thus reducing your taxable income and the amount of tax payable.
Who is eligible
Staff members who are employed on a continuing appointment or fixed term appointment are eligible for salary packaging. The period of the salary package arrangement cannot exceed the contract end date for staff on fixed term contracts. Academic visitors and students are not eligible. Casual staff are eligible for salary packaging of superannuation contributions only. Special eligibility conditions apply in relation to salary packaging of a motor vehicle.
The following items can be salary packaged, at no cost to existing or new staff:
- Payment of compulsory staff member contributions to superannuation funds
- Payment of additional contributions to superannuation funds
- University car parking fees
- University child care fees
- University gym membership
All of the salary packaged items provided by People and Wellbeing are FBT Exempt.
The University cannot offer financial advice, due to differences in each person's financial and personal circumstances, and the complex nature of taxation issues.
Griffith strongly recommends you seek independent financial advice before entering into salary packaging arrangements.
You can salary package the fees associated with obtaining financial advice.
An independent financial adviser can assist you in determining how changes to tax legislation may impact on your salary packaging arrangements.
Australian Taxation Office
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