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southafricalogoFin24 reports that according to a report by the Public Service Commission (PSC), public servants were resigning to cash out their pensions only then to rejoin the public service.  

The commission on Wednesday released its report on efficiency and effectiveness in the public service for the period between January and March 2018.  It observed a "lack of control" of resignations by public servants to cash out their pensions.  The PSC recommended that the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) and the Government Pension and Administration Agency (GPAA) probe the trend further.  "There is a long-term risk for Public Servants who are engaging in this practice," the report indicated.  The GPAA similarly observed this trend as far back as 2015.  At the time, chief operating officer Jay Morar said that this behaviour was mainly due to public servants being misinformed about pension reforms.

  • Read this report by Lameez Omarjee in full at Fin24

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