The CSCS(NI) sets out the level of compensation that departments can pay staff if they leave on voluntary or compulsory redundancy terms.

Rules of the Civil Service Compensation Scheme

You can view the rules at the link below:

Voluntary redundancy

Below normal pension age - one month’s pay per year of service up to 21 months. All staff will be given three months’ notice.

Above normal pension age - one month’s pay per year of service up to a maximum of six months.

Staff who have reached minimum pension age (either aged 50 or 55) can choose to opt for early retirement on their current pension entitlement. Staff will be asked to surrender some (or all) of their severance payment to meet the cost of receiving this pension early.

Pay thresholds

All staff earning less than the maximum of the Northern Ireland Civil Service, EOII pay scale which is currently £24,728 (on FTE basis) will be treated as if they earn the maximum of the EOII pay scale for the purpose of calculating their redundancy payments.

There will also be an upper pay threshold of the maximum of point 2 on the Northern Ireland Senior Civil Service pay scale, which is currently £100,091. Staff will have their salary capped at this figure for the purpose of calculating their redundancy payments.

Compulsory redundancy

One month’s pay per year of service up to 12 months. All staff who may face compulsory redundancy will first have had the opportunity to exit under voluntary terms.

Questions and answers

Consultation documents on the new Civil Service Compensation Scheme (NI)

Further information

More information on the compensation scheme can be found in the booklets below:

Compensation calculator

For employers

 

 

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