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UN/EDIFACT
UNITED NATIONS STANDARD MESSAGE (UNSM)

Superannuation contributions advice message

Version:D
Release:97A
Contr. Agency:UN
Revision:1
Date:96-12-13
SOURCE:Australia/New Zealand EDIFACT Board

CONTENTS
Superannuation contributions advice message
  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. SCOPE
    1. Functional definition
    2. Field of application
    3. Principles
  3. REFERENCES
  4. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    1. Standard terms and definitions
  5. MESSAGE DEFINITION
    1. Data segment clarification
      1. Header section
      2. Detail section
      3. Summary section
    2. Data segment index (alphabetical sequence)
    3. Message structure
      1. Segment table

For general information on UN standard message types see UN Trade Data Interchange Directory, UNTDID, Part 4, Section 2.6, UN/ECE UNSM General Introduction


This message also occurs in the following versions of this standard:
D93A, D94A, D94B, D95A, D95B, D96A, D96B, D97A, D97B, D98A, D98B, D99A, D99B, D00A, D00B, D01A, D01B, D01C, D02A, D02B, D03A, D03B, D04A, D04B

0. INTRODUCTION

This specification provides the definition of the Superannuation contributions advice message (SUPCOT) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.


1. SCOPE


1.1. Functional Definition

The Superannuation Contributions Advice is sent by a party to an organisation administering a superannuation scheme, to detail contribution payments made for members of the superannuation scheme.


1.2. Field of Application

This message may be applied for both national and international superannuation contributions advices. It is based on general commercial practice and is not dependent on the type of business or industry.


1.3. Principles


2. REFERENCES

See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.6 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 1.


3. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS


3.1. Standard terms and definitions

See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.6 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 2.


4. MESSAGE DEFINITION


4.1. Data Segment Clarification

This section should be read in conjunction with the Segment Table which indicate mandatory, conditional and repeating requirements.


4.1.1. Header section

Information to be provided in the Header section:

0010 UNH, Message header

A service segment starting and uniquely identifying a message. The message type code for the Superannuation contributions advice message is SUPCOT.

Note: Superannuation contributions advice messages conforming to this document must contain the following data in segment UNH, composite S009:

Data element0065SUPCOT
0052D
005497A
0051UN

0020 BGM, Beginning of message

A segment for unique identification of the Superannuation Contributions Advice Message, the type of Superannuation Contributions Advice and its function.

0030 RFF, Reference

A segment for referencing information related to the whole message. The scheme/ plan number is mandatory. In addition, the employer number and other references, such as references to payments, may be provided.

0040 PAI, Payment instructions

A segment specifying the payment means (e.g. cheque or direct bank transfer) and, if required, the payment channel for the Superannuation Contributions Advice. The payment conditions may also be specified.

0050 CUX, Currencies

A segment giving the currency and the associated exchange rate of the total amount paid in relation to this advice.

0060 FII, Financial institution information

A segment identifying the financial institution (e.g. bank) and account number of the issuing party, and, where required, the receiving party.

0070 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment which may include the message date, the payment date, the cheque date, the date and time associated with any validation keys, and other dates relevant to the whole of the message.

0080 PAT, Payment terms basis

A segment to indicate payment terms applicable to the whole message, such as the number of periods covered by the contributions advice.

0090 FTX, Free text

A segment for free text information in coded or clear form, to give further clarification when required to the Superannuation Contributions Advice message. It should be noted that the use of clear text may require special processing of this segment.

0100 Segment Group 1: NAD-SG2

A group of segments identifying names and addresses relevant to the Superannuation Contributions Advice.

0110 NAD, Name and address

A segment identifying the name and address of the parties associated with the Superannuation Contributions Advice and their functions. Examples are: the employer, the recipient system and the name and address of the payer's financial institution if required.

0120 Segment Group 2: CTA-COM

A group of segments identifying contact persons or department and their communication number.

0130 CTA, Contact information

A segment giving additional contact information of a person or department specified in the NAD segment and to whom communication should be directed.

0140 COM, Communication contact

A segment specifying communication contact number.


4.1.2. Detail section

Information to be provided in the Detail section:

0150 UNS, Section control

A service segment placed at the start of the summary section to avoid segment collision.

0160 Segment Group 3: NAD-ATT-RFF-DTM-EMP-LOC-FTX-SG4

A group of segments identifying member and employment details.

0170 NAD, Name and address

A segment providing the member's identification number, and, if required, the member's name, title, and work address details.

0180 ATT, Attribute

A segment providing the member's sex type.

0190 RFF, Reference

A segment for identifying the member's payroll number or an associated reference.

0200 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment providing the member's birth date.

0210 EMP, Employment details

A segment providing required employment details of the member, such as the member's employment category.

0220 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment providing the member's work location identification.

0230 FTX, Free text

A segment for free text information in coded or clear form, to give information on additional attributes if required. Coded text should be used where possible, as the use of clear text may require special processing of the FTX segment information.

0240 Segment Group 4: PAT-MOA-CUX-DTM-FTX-SG5

A group of segments identifying contribution processing details. Any date details may be provided in either segment group 4 or in segment group 5, depending on requirements.

0250 PAT, Payment terms basis

A segment giving the number of payment periods associated with the contribution, and, if required, the payment frequency (as part of the type of period). The payment terms type qualifier needs to be used to indicate whether regular or other (e.g. advanced payments) contributions are involved.

0260 MOA, Monetary amount

A segment providing the member's salary.

0270 CUX, Currencies

A segment identifying the currency and associated exchange rate of the member's salary and contributions.

0280 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment specifying the contribution start and end dates, and the date of any contribution termination.

0290 FTX, Free text

A segment for free text information in coded or clear form, to give information on additional attributes if required. Coded text should be used where possible, as the use of clear text may require special processing of the FTX segment information.

0300 Segment Group 5: COT-MOA-DTM-FTX

A group of segments identifying member contribution amount details and their type. Dates may be provided in this segment group where needed. An investment instruction may also be provided as required.

0310 COT, Contribution details

A segment to qualify the nature of a contribution (e.g. a normal, special or a final/ceasing contribution), and the type of a contribution (often mandatory) such as member or company paid. Conditionally, the segment may provide an investment instruction, and give the reason for a change in contributions as indicated by the contributions qualifier and the monetary amount (e.g. a final/ceasing contribution has been made).

0320 MOA, Monetary amount

A segment giving the contribution amount paid for or by the member.

0330 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment specifying the contribution start and end dates, and the date of any contribution termination as needed.

0340 FTX, Free text

A segment for free text information in coded or clear form, to give information on additional attributes if required. Coded text should be used where possible, as the use of clear text may require special processing of the FTX segment information.


4.1.3. Summary section

Information to be provided in the Summary section:

0350 UNS, Section control

A service segment placed at the start of the summary section to avoid segment collision.

0360 MOA, Monetary amount

A segment giving the total amount being paid into the superannuation scheme as specified by this advice.

0370 CNT, Control total

A segment to provide message control totals as required. For example, the total number of individual contribution amounts could be provided. It should be noted that a balancing monetary total is provided by the total amount paid.

0380 AUT, Authentication result

A segment to specify the results of the application of an authentication procedure, enabling to check the authenticity of the sender and the integrity of the data.

0390 UNT, Message trailer

A service segment ending a message, giving the total number of segments in the message and the control reference number of the message.


4.2. Data segment index (Alphabetical sequence by tag)

ATT Attribute
AUT Authentication result
BGM Beginning of message
CNT Control total
COM Communication contact
COT Contribution details
CTA Contact information
CUX Currencies
DTM Date/time/period
EMP Employment details
FII Financial institution information
FTX Free text
LOC Place/location identification
MOA Monetary amount
NAD Name and address
PAI Payment instructions
PAT Payment terms basis
RFF Reference
UNH Message header
UNS Section control
UNT Message trailer

4.3. Message structure


4.3.1. Segment table

├─UNH Message header ×1 (M)
├─BGM Beginning of message ×1 (M)
├─RFF Reference ×6 (M)
├─PAI Payment instructions ×1 (C)
├─CUX Currencies ×1 (C)
├─FII Financial institution information ×2 (C)
├─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
├─PAT Payment terms basis ×1 (C)
├─FTX Free text ×5 (C)
├─Segment Group 1 ×6 (C)
├─NAD Name and address ×1 (M)
└─Segment Group 2 ×5 (C)
──├─CTA Contact information ×1 (M)
──└─COM Communication contact ×1 (C)
├─UNS Section control ×1 (M)
├─Segment Group 3 ×99999 (M)
├─NAD Name and address ×1 (M)
├─ATT Attribute ×1 (C)
├─RFF Reference ×1 (C)
├─DTM Date/time/period ×1 (C)
├─EMP Employment details ×1 (C)
├─LOC Place/location identification ×1 (C)
├─FTX Free text ×3 (C)
└─Segment Group 4 ×9 (M)
──├─PAT Payment terms basis ×1 (M)
──├─MOA Monetary amount ×1 (C)
──├─CUX Currencies ×1 (C)
──├─DTM Date/time/period ×3 (C)
──├─FTX Free text ×3 (C)
──└─Segment Group 5 ×99 (M)
────├─COT Contribution details ×1 (M)
────├─MOA Monetary amount ×1 (M)
────├─DTM Date/time/period ×3 (C)
────└─FTX Free text ×3 (C)
├─UNS Section control ×1 (M)
├─MOA Monetary amount ×1 (M)
├─CNT Control total ×9 (C)
├─AUT Authentication result ×1 (C)
└─UNT Message trailer ×1 (M)

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