Human resources

Compassionate Transfer — Teaching Service


School staffing policy seeks to balance the obligation to select employees through open merit-based processes with the legitimate expectations of employees with priority status (those who are excess to workplace requirements, have compassionate transfer status or are disability retirement benefits pensioners found fit for employment) to be placed into a suitable position.

The Department also has statutory obligations under Section 76 of the State Superannuation Act 1988 in respect of employees receiving a temporary benefit, and pensioners under the age of 60 receiving a disability retirement benefit, who have been medically assessed as fit to return to work by Emergency Services and State Super (ESSS).

For comprehensive policy and information concerning the management of employees with compassionate transfer status and managing the return to work of disability and temporary benefits pensioners, refer to the Policy and Guidelines tab.

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Overview of HR topic — Compassionate Transfer

Reviewed 29 August 2023

Policy last updated

29 August 2023


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