Premature retirement / termination of appointment
B37 – Reasons for terminating an appointment
A civil servant's appointment may be terminated for good cause before he has reached his minimum retirement age (or the end of his contract term). This may include any of the following:
- grounds of inefficiency or capability (including failure of probation) – (Regs B41-57 Efficiency / capability)
- grounds of ill-health (Regs B60-61 Ill health / premature retirement)
- grounds of redundancy (Regs B69-71 Redundancy)
- grounds of misconduct (Regs B1-15 Discipline)
- some other substantial reasons
B38 – Suspension on full pay
A civil servant may be suspended from duty on full pay as a precautionary measure by his Accounting Officer, after consultation with the Secretary of the Public Services Commission, where there are reasonable grounds for believing such a course to be in the best interests of the civil servant concerned.
Any single period of suspension under this paragraph should not exceed 2 working weeks unless there are exceptional circumstances.
B39 – Pay in lieu of notice
When a civil servant's appointment is terminated and he cannot be retained until the end of the agreed period of notice he may receive pay in lieu of notice. If the civil servant asks and is allowed to leave voluntarily before the end of the period of notice, no payment in lieu will be made.
Note: Regulations B40 is blank.