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Retirement and resignation

The employee exit procedures (PDF 275KB) outline the processes for employees ending their employment with the department.

This includes: 

  • retirement (for employees 55 years of age or older)
  • resignation (for employees under 55)
  • the completion of contract employment
  • permanent transfer to another government agency
  • dismissal.

Providing notice

Public Sector Act staff

Public Sector Act employees must provide 14 calendar days’ written notice of their intention to retire or resign. Completing and submitting the notice of retirement or resignation form (PDF 182KB) to the line manager is considered giving notice.

Teachers

Teachers who are resigning or retiring must provide 20 working days’ notice.

If retiring or resigning at the end of a school year, the date used needs to be the day before the start of the next school year. For example, 27 January 2016 is the day before the 2016 school year.

An earlier date may be nominated if needed for superannuation purposes.

  1. Completing and submitting the notice of retirement or resignation form (PDF 182KB) to the site manager is considered giving notice.
  2. The form must then be signed by the line manager of the site or forwarded to the department’s human resources section for approval where an employee is not allocated to a site, eg temporary relief teachers or employees deemed as having no ‘right of return’. 

Ancillary staff

Ancillary staff who have 1 or more years of continuous service must give 2 weeks’ notice.

Ancillary staff who have less than 1 year of continuous service only need to give 1 week’s notice.

  1. Completing and submitting the notice of retirement or resignation form (PDF 182KB) to the line manager is considered giving notice.
  2. The form must then be signed by the line manager of the site or forwarded to the department’s human resources section for approval where an employee is not allocated to a site, eg ancillary staff who have no ‘right of return’. 

Exit reports and interviews

Employees can indicate on the notice of retirement or resignation form (PDF 182KB) if they want an exit interview or to provide an employee exit report (PDF 162KB). Any reports will be kept at the work site unless there needs to be a response from a manager.

See the employee exit procedures (PDF 275KB) for more information. 

Superannuation

Questions about superannuation funds and contributions must be referred to SuperSA.

Payroll matters

Questions about leave payouts and other entitlements can be answered by payroll services:

  • Phone: 8462 1333 press 1 then press 2
  • Email: payroll05@sharedservices [at] sa.gov.au

Contact

People and Culture – leave

Phone: 8226 1356
Emaildecd.leave [at] sa.gov.au