Transfer and Termination Types

You are responsible for notifying your manager and agency HR department of your permanent departure. The agency HR department then informs Payroll Services of your departure using the Employment Management (HR02) form which may fall into any of the below request types:

  • Termination/Retirement (Leaving SA Government permanently)
  • Separation (Leaving current Agency, but not leaving SA Government)

Speak with your agency HR department if you have questions regarding leave entitlements or the transfer of leave.

The form you complete as part of your exit process will determine the details of leave transfer between agencies and recognition of prior service if you will continue to work in SA Government.

Your agency will have other exit process requirements in place that you will need to complete.

View our Service Levels for processing timeframes.


Targeted Voluntary Separation Package (TVSP)

A TVSP may be offered to employees who are or become excess to requirements as a consequence of savings measures or organisational changes and who are not assigned to other ongoing public sector employment.

An offer of a TVSP can only be made to an employee once an agency has declared the employee is excess to requirements because their assigned duties/role or position has or is to be abolished.

The TVSP is calculated according to the guidelines set by the Office for Public Sector within Determination 7: Management of Excess Employees – Redeployment, Retraining and Redundancy. This determination sets out the circumstances and guidelines agencies must follow.

There is generally an 8 week lead time for a TVSP request to be calculated, accepted, checked and processed for payment.

Note that agencies are required to give employees 3 weeks to consider a formal offer of a TVSP, unless this period is waived in writing by the employee. If leave is taken during this period or other changes occur, a recalculation will be required which will extend processing timeframes.

Your agency HR is responsible for requesting payment calculation details from Payroll Services prior to presenting you an offer and then they will coordinate the process on your behalf should you choose to accept the offer.

Please contact your agency HR in the first instance should you require information about the status of a TVSP offer.

To learn more, speak to your agency HR about your circumstances and seek independent financial / tax advice.

Tips for agencies requesting TVSPs

  • Ensure paperwork submitted to Payroll Services is complete, signed and checked prior to submission to avoid any processing delays.
  • Expect TVSP calculations to be returned within 15 working days from receipt of all correct/completed paperwork.
  • Contact Payroll Services to negotiate appropriate timeframes for bulk requests (five or more TVSPs).


Beneficiary Payout

In the event of death, the agency HR is responsible for notifying Payroll Services.

The beneficiaries of the deceased employee will then be sent Deceased Estate forms and informed of the requirements needed to finalise outstanding wages, leave and superannuation payments.

View our Service Levels.