6.3.16 If you propose to terminate a fixed term contract early for redundancy, you must first make an offer to that employee for a departure using Voluntary Redundancy terms (and give three months’ notice). You will not require Scheme Manager approval or need to follow Scheme Manager Protocol. You should notify the Scheme Administrator in the normal way asking for Voluntary Redundancy terms and giving a Scheme Reference number of VR (name of employer e.g. MOD) FTAM (VR MOD FTAM). Where such offer is not accepted, you can go straight to Compulsory Redundancy without seeking Scheme Manager approval. You should notify the Scheme Administrator in the normal way giving a scheme reference number CR (name of employer) FTAM (CR MOD FTAM).

6.3.17 Where such an offer is not accepted, you can go straight to Compulsory Redundancy without seeking Scheme Manager approval. You should notify the Scheme Administrator in the normal way giving a scheme reference number CR (name of employer) FTAM (CR MOD FTAM). If the individual’s contract stipulates a notice period for early termination, they will receive the same Compulsory Redundancy terms under the CSCS arrangements as a permanent employee, with the appropriate notice period stipulated in the contract.

6.3.18 If the employee’s contract does not stipulate a notice period for early termination they should receive the better of the Compulsory Redundancy terms under section 12 of the CSCS or section 8 of the CSCS (the compensation payment under section 8 will be calculated by Government Actuary’s Department (GAD)).

6.3.19 If an employer wishes, those on a fixed term appointment can be considered for early departure under a departmental wide Voluntary Exit or Voluntary Redundancy scheme. If accepted they must be treated the same as permanent members and the normal terms will apply. Approval from the Scheme Manager will be required for the scheme. If approved, the scheme will be given a scheme reference number. This number should be used for permanent and fixed terms employees when requesting quotes from the Scheme Administrator.

Please note: Any notice periods for early termination of fixed term contracts will not have the effect of extending the period of the contract.

Published:
4 January 2022
Last updated:
4 January 2022