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Find key information about working at the University of Otago.


University of Otago staff have access to three superannuation plans, including UniSaver New Zealand.

Find out more about the superannuation plans

Employee benefits

Staff at the University of Otago enjoy a wide range of employee benefits, including great superannuation options, banking and insurance packages, excellent discounts and study assistance options.

Find out more about the great benefits available to University staff

Salaries & payments

Staff should be aware of important information regarding keeping their details up to date with Payroll Services, payroll deadlines and salary scale information.

Find out more about salaries and payments

CASPER Identity Verification

If you have accepted an offer of casual employment, the next step is to have your identity verified.

Find out where to go to have your identity verified and what you need to know.

How to update your details

It's important that HR has up-to-date and relevant information about you in relation to your employment. If any information has changed, it's important that you update this.

Find out how to update your details

Leave & holidays

There are a number of different kinds of leave that staff can access as part of their employment package. Staff should be aware of their entitlements and book leave using the appropriate systems.

Find out more about types of leave and how to book it

Services & support

University staff are able to make use of a range of campus services. The University also offers staff a wide range of support services, including mediation, the employee assistance programme, and specific campus support services.

Find out more about staff services and support

Employment agreements

There are a range of employment agreements for different employment types at the University. Staff should be aware of what employment agreement that they are on.

View and download University employment agreements


The University is committed to encouraging a diverse and talented university community. A member of the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust, the University is committed to equity in employment and education opportunities.

Find out more about equity at the University of Otago

Finishing at Otago

At the University of Otago, we value and support our staff in their career and life choices, whether it's retiring at the end of a great career or making that next career step.

Find out about finishing work at Otago

Key contacts

Human Resources
General enquiries

64 3 479 8269

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