Voluntary Medical Retirement (VMR) Scheme (Directive 22/16)

The Public Service Commission (PSC) is committed to respecting, protecting and promoting human rights. Under the Human Rights Act 2019, the PSC has an obligation to act and make decisions in a way that is compatible with human rights and, when making a decision, to give proper consideration to human rights. When making a decision under a directive, policy or guideline, decision-makers must comply with that obligation.

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Effective:
16 September 2016–current
Supersedes:
03/15
Responsible agency:
Public Service Commission

Summary

To establish the conditions and entitlements of permanent public service employees under a voluntary medical retirement (VMR) scheme.

Subsequent to machinery of government (MoG) changes (The Public Service Departmental Arrangements Notices (No.3) and (No.4) 2017), new departments and renamed departments are to confirm their participation in the VMR Scheme by 24 January 2018.

‘Participating agencies’ not affected by MoG changes will continue to participate in the VMR Scheme:  Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Post (MoG) changes to departments – list of ‘participating agencies’ (this list is being updated as each response is received from new and renamed departments)

  • Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
  • Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women
  • Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors
  • Department of Employment, Small Business and Training
  • Department of Environment and Science
  • Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games
  • Department of Justice and Attorney-General
  • Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs
  • Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
  • Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
  • Department of the Premier and Cabinet
  • Department of Transport and Main Roads
  • Department of Youth Justice
  • Electoral Commission of Queensland
  • Public Safety Business Agency
  • Queensland Audit Office
  • Queensland Corrective Services
  • Queensland Treasury

1. Prior (MoG) changes to departments – list of ‘participating agencies’

  • Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
  • Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
  • Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
  • Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning
  • Department of Justice and Attorney-General
  • Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing
  • Department of the Premier and Cabinet
  • Department of State Development
  • Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games
  • Department of Transport and Main Roads
  • Queensland Treasury

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