There is no compulsory retirement age for civil servants.

A civil servant can choose when they wish to retire and until that point, may continue to work within the service

A specific exception applies to Air Traffic Controllers who are subject to compulsory retirement once the age of 65 years has been reached, due to the specific requirements of the role.

Civil servants who wish to retire must make their intentions known to their Department in accordance with the notice period requirements set out in Regulation A20.1 b – Notice Periods.

It is recommended that civil servants who are considering retirement, first refer to the terms and conditions of their superannuation scheme before committing to a decision. Further details can be found in Regulation C70 – Superannuation.

A copy of the Retirement Policy can be found in the Public Services Commission Civil Service Regulations Handbook 2015.

Last updated : January 2019 - Amendment No.