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Table 62: Separations of ongoing employees: separation type by base classification and gender, 2017-18

Men
Separation type Classification Total
Trainee Graduate APS 1 APS 2 APS 3 APS 4 APS 5 APS 6 EL 1 EL 2 SES 1 SES 2 SES 3
Resignation 23 30 10 50 210 267 323 523 398 169 33 7 1 2044
Age retirement 1 . 5 27 103 164 129 256 184 137 20 15 7 1048
Retrenchment . . 23 36 49 86 125 228 281 193 49 17 6 1093
Physical or mental incapacity . . . 4 11 15 15 11 8 4 . . . 68
Compulsory move to non-APS agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deceased . . . 2 5 6 8 9 4 4 . . . 38
Inappropriately qualified . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Underperformance . . 2 1 6 12 7 5 1 1 . . . 35
Section 29(3)(e) * 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Breach of engagement condition ** . 1 . 2 1 1 2 1 2 . . . . 10
Misconduct . . . 2 8 10 4 6 3 1 . . . 34
Total men 25 31 40 124 393 561 613 1039 881 509 102 39 14 4371
                             
Women
Separation type Classification Total
Trainee Graduate APS 1 APS 2 APS 3 APS 4 APS 5 APS 6 EL 1 EL 2 SES 1 SES 2 SES 3
Resignation 36 25 9 73 417 660 437 630 374 138 10 9 1 2819
Age retirement 2 1 4 25 187 353 168 229 123 86 15 4 1 1198
Retrenchment . . 15 59 113 205 201 323 284 160 33 12 1 1406
Physical or mental incapacity . . 1 5 14 42 16 28 19 4 . . . 129
Compulsory move to non-APS agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deceased . . . 1 10 7 3 7 5 2 1 . 1 37
Inappropriately qualified . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Underperformance 1 1 . . 16 7 1 3 . . . . . 29
Section 29(3)(e) * . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Breach of engagement condition ** 9 . . . 4 . 4 2 . . . . . 19
Misconduct 1 . . 1 8 10 5 3 2 1 . . . 31
Total women 49 27 29 164 769 1284 835 1225 807 391 59 25 4 5668
                             
Total                            
Separation type Classification Total
Trainee Graduate APS 1 APS 2 APS 3 APS 4 APS 5 APS 6 EL 1 EL 2 SES 1 SES 2 SES 3
Resignation 59 55 19 123 627 927 760 1153 772 307 43 16 2 4863
Age retirement 3 1 9 52 290 517 297 486 307 223 35 19 8 2247
Retrenchment . . 38 95 162 291 326 551 566 353 82 29 7 2500
Physical or mental incapacity . . 1 9 25 57 31 39 27 8 . . . 197
Compulsory move to non-APS agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deceased . . . 3 15 13 11 16 9 6 1 . 1 75
Inappropriately qualified . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Underperformance 1 1 2 1 22 19 8 8 1 1 . . . 64
Section 29(3)(e) * 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Breach of engagement condition ** 9 1 . 2 5 1 6 3 2 . . . . 29
Misconduct 1 . . 3 16 20 9 9 5 2 . . . 65
Total 74 58 69 288 1162 1845 1448 2265 1689 900 161 64 18 10041
Source: APSED                            
* Termination resulting from the failure to complete an entry level training course Section 29(3)(e)
** Termination resulting from the failure to meet a condition of engagement imposed under subsection 22 (6) of PS Act (PS Act s29 (3)(f)) (i.e. probation, citizenship, formal qualifications, security and character clearances, health clearances)  
Note: age retirements include resignations after age 55.          

 

Last reviewed: 
10 January 2019