Excess Employees

When you no longer have a role to perform in State Transit you will be declared excess and given the choice to either:


  • Accept an offer of voluntary redundancy and leave State Transit. This will not be offered to you if you have previously rejected or not applied for a comparable role, with the exception of Evolving Transport roles.

  • Decline an offer of voluntary redundancy and elect to pursue redeployment during the three-month retention period. During the retention period, excess employees receive their normal salary while pursuing redeployment. They are provided with priority access to redeployment opportunities across the Public Sector. The Managing Excess Employees Procedure outlines the redundancy entitlements and details on the redeployment process.

Can I just choose a voluntary redundancy now without having to consider other placement options?

No. The NSW Government is committed to keeping valued employees in circumstances where the delivery of public services is transferring to a non-government operator but specific roles are not subject to transfer agreements. Voluntary redundancy is only an option once you have been declared excess and all other avenues to find alternative employment have been canvassed.



When you no longer have a role to perform in State Transit you will be declared excess and given the choice to either:


  • Accept an offer of voluntary redundancy and leave State Transit. This will not be offered to you if you have previously rejected or not applied for a comparable role, with the exception of Evolving Transport roles.

  • Decline an offer of voluntary redundancy and elect to pursue redeployment during the three-month retention period. During the retention period, excess employees receive their normal salary while pursuing redeployment. They are provided with priority access to redeployment opportunities across the Public Sector. The Managing Excess Employees Procedure outlines the redundancy entitlements and details on the redeployment process.

Can I just choose a voluntary redundancy now without having to consider other placement options?

No. The NSW Government is committed to keeping valued employees in circumstances where the delivery of public services is transferring to a non-government operator but specific roles are not subject to transfer agreements. Voluntary redundancy is only an option once you have been declared excess and all other avenues to find alternative employment have been canvassed.



Page published: 04 September 2020, 11:15