Guidelines on retirement on the grounds of ill health

Section 39 of the Public Sector Management Act 1994 provides for the retirement of public service officers on the grounds of ill health. Regulation 5 of the Public Sector Management (Redeployment and Redundancy) Regulations 2014 (the Regulations) limits the application of the Regulations in regards to an employee who is to retire or is called upon to retire from employment on the grounds of ill health, including redeployment or voluntary severance. The following guidelines have been produced to assist agencies administer this matter.

Objective:

To provide a set of guidelines that assist agencies to:

  • consider and determine requests for retirement on the grounds of ill health
  • manage issues involving employees being called upon to retire on the grounds of ill health.

in a consistent manner.

These guidelines are currently under review


Page last updated 1 May 2015