Technical Commissions

Technical Commission on Contribution Collection and Compliance

Contribution collection and compliance are key administrative functions of social security institutions. The performance of institutions with regard to the collection of contribution has a direct impact on the financial sustainability and coverage of social security schemes and is therefore a key priority of the ISSA strategy on the extension of social security coverage. A lack of compliance undermines the social legitimacy of schemes and hampers the reaching of the objectives of social security schemes.

Background and scope

Contribution collection refers to the structures, methods and processes to ensure that the obligation of employers, employees and other insured persons to pay social security contributions is respected. This includes measures such as ensuring the efficient and correct calculation of contributions and combatting fraud and evasion. However, it may also extend to the question of the appropriate administrative procedures or payment schedules for different occupational or population groups or the broad range of administrative and communication measures contributing to a culture of social security.

Compliance refers to the structures, methods and processes to ensure that stakeholders such as employers, insured persons and beneficiaries follow the relevant laws and regulations. It also refers to the structures, methods and processes to ensure that the decisions of social security administrations as regards the rights and responsibilities of employers, insured persons and beneficiaries are correct and comply with the relevant laws and regulations. This includes approaches to identify and prevent errors and fraud as regards social security benefits and their delivery.

Mandate

The Technical Commission on Contribution Collection and Compliance will:

  • Guide the activities of the ISSA in the area of contribution collection and compliance.
  • Ensure the high technical content and necessary updating and revision of the ISSA guidelines on contribution collection and compliance.
  • Contribute within the framework of the Centre for Excellence to activities to promote the guidelines on contribution collection and compliance and to support member institutions in their implementation. This includes in particular contributions to knowledge building as well as to the programme of ISSA Seminars.
  • Participate in the establishment of a Recognition programme for members that have implemented the ISSA guidelines on contribution collection and compliance.
  • Carry out studies and organize exchanges as regards contribution collection and compliance.
  • Establish triennial work plans governing its activities in coordination with the ISSA Secretariat.
  • Contribute to the establishment and functioning of expert groups in contribution collection and compliance.
  • Establish a service profile listing the activities and contributions to the service package provided by the ISSA to its member institutions.

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