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Exit payment entitlement for public sector employees (FOI)

Exit payment entitlement for public sector employees (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 25 November 2015.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



Under what circumstances are States employees entitled to payments of any kind on leaving their jobs?


Are specific pay groups/civil service grades entitled to exit payments? If so, which are they?


How many people are currently employed within that pay group/civil service grade?


Are their any policy papers/guidelines for deciding who might be entitled to exit payments? Please disclose them.


Please disclose how the payments calculated.


A. and D.

Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011

Article 23

Information accessible to applicant by other means

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.

The link below fulfils our obligation under Article 23(2) by informing you where the information can be obtained.
About voluntary redundancy, severance and early retirement for States employees

B. and C.

Exit payments are not confined to a particular pay group or grade. Therefore, all employees might be eligible in specific circumstances such as redundancy.

Contractually, the provision of exit payments is ultimately a matter for the employer.


The levels of such payments are appended to policies (as amended from time to time).

By way of example, the terms of the voluntary release schemes are presently calculated at three weeks' pay per year of completed continuous service. This is presently capped at 18 months' pay and at grade CS15/3.

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