Public Service Redundancies

The Public Service is a constantly evolving engine largely driven by policy and government changes.

A byproduct of this constant evolution can often unfortunately be redundancies for department employees which can often be quite a stressful and overwhelming time.

Since I have been advising on the Commonwealth Superannuation Schemes through CSC, there have been many such redundancies across a number of departments including;

When faced with a redundancy, one issue that many employees face is what to do with their CSS and PSS defined benefit superannuation funds. There are a lot of emotions occurring at this time, so planning what to do with these funds may not seem like an immediate priority.

However, given the complexities of these funds it is extremely important to get financial advice if you are going to be receiving a redundancy. The decisions made at the time of redundancy are irreversible and in place until death.

Over your lifetime, the difference between making the right and wrong decision could equate to hundreds of thousands of dollars, maybe even millions of dollars in the case of CSS.

It is critical to seek advice from a planner experienced in this area. I have a lot of experience with clients experiencing this issue and I am of course happy to provide this guidance that is so important. But my advice is, do not try to take this financial step without seeking out expert guidance.

Once these decisions are made there really is no turning back.