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Men

Table 66: Separations of ongoing employees: separation type by base classification and gender, 2018-19
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 29 21 6 31 160 273 304 521 395 196 19 8 2 1965
Age retirement . . 3 27 91 168 161 307 207 168 36 12 5 1185
Retrenchment . . 6 21 52 140 134 211 255 191 35 18 . 1063
Physical or mental incapacity . . 1 3 10 16 12 28 10 7 . . . 87
Compulsory move to non-APS agency 31 25 . 18 10 128 185 353 331 120 9 . 2 1212
Deceased . . 2 1 7 8 5 10 8 6 . . . 47
Inappropriately qualified . . . . 1 1 . . . 1 . . . 3
Underperformance 1 . . . 5 9 3 7 1 2 . . . 28
Section 29(3)(e) * . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Breach of engagement condition ** 3 . . 1 4 4 1 7 . . . . . 20
Misconduct 3 . 1 2 9 10 4 8 2 . . . . 39
Total men 67 46 19 104 349 757 809 1452 1209 691 99 38 9 5649

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 38 23 6 64 344 561 450 611 405 193 24 10 . 2729
Age retirement 2 . 6 35 190 370 181 243 153 80 20 6 4 1290
Retrenchment . . 16 33 99 368 210 347 284 150 29 11 2 1549
Physical or mental incapacity . . 2 6 20 53 17 32 18 7 1 . . 156
Compulsory move to non-APS agency 7 22 . 2 5 67 107 185 148 47 6 1 . 597
Deceased . . 1 . 5 12 2 9 3 1 . . . 33
Inappropriately qualified . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . 1
Underperformance 1 1 . . 16 15 6 2 1 2 . . . 44
Section 29(3)(e) * . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Breach of engagement condition ** 3 . . . 8 2 2 2 . . . . . 17
Misconduct . . 1 2 10 14 1 2 2 1 . . . 33
Total women 51 46 32 142 697 1462 976 1433 1015 481 80 28 6 6449

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 67 44 12 95 504 834 754 1132 800 389 43 18 2 4694
Age retirement 2 . 9 62 281 538 342 550 360 248 56 18 9 2475
Retrenchment . . 22 54 152 508 344 558 539 341 64 29 2 2613
Physical or mental incapacity . . 3 9 30 69 29 60 28 14 1 . . 243
Compulsory move to non-APS agency 38 47 . 20 15 195 292 538 479 167 15 1 2 1809
Deceased . . 3 1 12 20 7 19 11 7 . . . 80
Inappropriately qualified . . . . 1 1 . . 1 1 . . . 4
Underperformance 2 1 . . 21 24 9 9 2 4 . . . 72
Section 29(3)(e) * . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Breach of engagement condition ** 7 . . 1 12 6 3 9 . . . . . 38
Misconduct 3 . 2 4 19 24 5 10 4 1 . . . 72
Total 119 92 51 246 1047 2219 1785 2885 2224 1172 179 66 15 12100

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: 
27 September 2019