When you select Singapore PR in the Immigration Status field (Employee Profile), an additional PR Status field will automatically appear for you to key in as well:

Now, you can select from 3 different options in the drop-down list. There are 3 options of CPF contribution rates for Singapore Permanent Residents for your to select from in the system:

  • Full ER - Full Employer and Graduated (Partial) Employee Rate

  • Graduated - Graduated Employer and Graduated Employee Rates

  • Full EE/ER - Full Employer and Full Employee Rate

The commonly used option for most companies is Graduated. Hence by default, the Graduate option is selected (you will notice the tick next to it).


Here's the definition breakdown for these 3 options and what this means for SPRs and their CPF contribution rates in Talenox:

  • Full ER (Full Employer & Graduated Employee Rates) - For example: Year 1 SPR status CPF contribution is 17% (Employer; Full) and 5% (Employee; Partial)

  • Graduated (Graduated Employer & Employee Rates) - For example: Year 1 SPR status CPF contribution is 4% (Employer; Partial) and 5% (Employee; Partial)

  • Full EE/ER (Full Employer & Full Employee Rates) - For example: Year 1 SPR status CPF contribution is 17% (Employer; Full) and 20% (Employee; Full)

Full ER is only chosen when an employer decides to contribute more % CPF to an employee. Full EE/ER is only chosen when am employee and employer decides to contribute the more % CPF (SPR Year 3 / Singapore Citizen equivalent).

For this to happen, your company will need to inform the CPF Board for approval. There are only a handful of companies who practice these scenarios. In most cases, you can maintain the status quo, which is Graduated. 😀

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