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Table 63: Separations of ongoing employees: separation type by base classification and gender, 2018

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 21 27 11 35 203 280 329 541 402 185 33 7 3 2077
Age retirement 1 . 4 29 97 171 153 295 176 161 25 14 9 1135
Retrenchment . . 10 38 68 129 146 242 299 203 39 20 6 1200
Physical or mental incapacity . . 1 5 10 16 15 24 8 4 . . . 83
Compulsory move to non-APS agency 31 26 . 18 10 128 185 353 331 120 9 . 2 1213
Deceased . . . 2 8 9 8 8 8 4 . . . 47
Inappropriately qualified . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . 1
Underperformance . . 2 1 6 12 4 6 1 1 . . . 33
Section 29(3)(e) * 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Breach of engagement condition ** 2 1 . 1 2 1 1 5 . . . . . 13
Misconduct 2 . 1 1 12 12 3 8 . 1 . . . 40
Total men 58 54 29 130 417 758 844 1482 1225 679 106 41 20 5843
                             
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 37 24 7 64 412 643 429 627 418 173 21 12 . 2867
Age retirement 3 . 3 26 211 385 170 234 130 87 17 4 4 1274
Retrenchment . . 19 62 164 302 228 370 334 187 30 11 2 1709
Physical or mental incapacity . . . 3 13 56 18 28 21 7 . . . 146
Compulsory move to non-APS agency 7 21 . 2 5 67 107 185 148 47 6 1 . 596
Deceased . . 1 1 4 9 4 6 4 2 1 . . 32
Inappropriately qualified . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Underperformance 2 . . . 16 12 1 1 1 1 . . . 34
Section 29(3)(e) * . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Breach of engagement condition ** 9 . . 1 6 2 4 3 . . . . . 25
Misconduct 1 . . 1 10 11 2 3 2 1 . . . 31
Total women 59 45 30 160 841 1487 963 1457 1058 505 75 28 6 6714
                             
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 58 51 18 99 615 923 758 1168 820 358 54 19 3 4944
Age retirement 4 . 7 55 308 556 323 529 306 248 42 18 13 2409
Retrenchment . . 29 100 232 431 374 612 634 390 69 31 8 2910
Physical or mental incapacity . . 1 8 23 72 33 52 29 11 . . . 229
Compulsory move to non-APS agency 38 47 . 20 15 195 292 538 479 167 15 1 2 1809
Deceased . . 1 3 12 18 12 14 12 6 1 . . 79
Inappropriately qualified . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . 1
Underperformance 2 . 2 1 22 24 5 7 2 2 . . . 67
Section 29(3)(e) * 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Breach of engagement condition ** 11 1 . 2 8 3 5 8 . . . . . 38
Misconduct 3 . 1 2 22 23 5 11 2 2 . . . 71
Total 117 99 59 290 1258 2245 1807 2939 2284 1184 181 69 26 12558
                             
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: 
29 March 2019