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Can an AGS Number be Recycled?

By 54-11 - 1 September 2011 5

I’m hoping the RA brains trust can answer a question for me.

I retired from the APS about 5 years (hence the moniker) and am currently in receipt of a Comsuper pension.

I have recently applied for a casual APS job and have been told I need to have an AGS number.

 Am I able to re-use my old AGS number?

 Thanks

What’s Your opinion?


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Can an AGS Number be Recycled?
EvanJames 2:32 pm 01 Sep 11

If you’re 54-11, then I’m assuming you’re in the CSS… not sure that lurk applies to the PSS (or those of us CSS members who have advanced retirement ages but I mean to check that out before I click over to 55!!!!).

I’ve temped in the APS since leaving it, adn although I always resurrect my perserved CSS membership, I always get a new AGS number. It’s generated by HR when they create you. I’ve had about 8 of the bloody things over the years.

If you’ve taken 54-11, I don’t think you’ll be resurecting that super? You’ll probably want to set up something new and seperate… get advice, cos as you know, the wrong decision could be horrible.

staminaman62 12:05 pm 01 Sep 11

Not if there’s been a break in service. I once transferred between two Commonwealth agencies without a break but when I started in the new agency I discovered they had generated a new AGS number for me. This had real implications for my PSS super because they would’ve created a new account. I rang personnel and was told that there was nothing they could do because “the system” would not allow it! I told them in no uncertain terms that I didn’t care about their system but they were to resurrect my old AGS number and ditch the new one. I finally got this resolved, but it was a hassle. Something to think about if you transfer between agencies.

Quasi 11:45 am 01 Sep 11

I left the APS for 9 years and tried to reactivate my old AGS number when I rejoined – no go, I’m afraid.

Overheard 10:51 am 01 Sep 11

Pretty much not.

I’ve been in the APS five times, including two of them concurrently and I have a collection of numbers. If you tell the super people, they’ll link your accounts.

Erg0 10:23 am 01 Sep 11

I’m not an authority, but based on the below page, I would say not:

http://employer.pss-css.gov.au/learningcentre/quickguides/2008/general/combined_continuous_service0708.pdf

If you were a PSSAP member then I believe you would be able to re-use the old number.

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