Apply for retention leave

In accordance with Commissioners Determination 3.1 (Leave) eligible employees can access their entitlement to Retention Leave

Getting started

Eligible employees are public sector employees who have completed 15 or more years of effective service and who is either:

  • employed under the Education Act 1972, Parliament (Joint Services) Act 1985 or PS Act; or

  • subject to the long service leave entitlements provided in the PS Act, either as a result of regulation 13 of the Public Sector Regulations 2010 or some other industrial instrument (i.e. an Enterprise Agreement)

Entitlements to retention leave are also determined in accordance with the Public Sector Regulations 2010 and with proclamations published in the South Australian Government Gazette from time to time (see for example: Public Sector (Budget 2012) (Skills and Experience Retention Leave) Proclamation 2012; GG 6/12/2012, p. 5436). 

Retention Leave Resources

How to

Apply for Retention Leave:

  1. If you currently apply for leave using HR21 self-service - apply for Retention Leave online

    or for Dept of Education apply via Dept for Education, Employee Kiosk (EIK)

For assistance processing a Retention Leave application - Log into HR21 Self Service and refer to FAQ HR21 - page 11

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