Unplanned turnover measures the rate that organisations lose permanent staff due to reasons the organisation has not planned for, such as resignations, retirements and dismissals. The 2019 figure is 11.8%, which is down 0.3 percentage points from last year. The visualisation below shows that unplanned turnover rates in the Public Service have been fairly stable in recent years.

In the year to 30 June 2019, Public Service employees took, on average, 7.8 days of sick and domestic leave, down from 8.2 days in 2018. This measure has been trending down since 2016, when it was 8.6 days.

The 2019 HRC data shows that the average length of service of Public Service employees decreased by 0.2 of a year to 8.8 years. This measure has also been trending down since 2016, when it was 9.5 years. This measure is based on tenure within a single agency, not the Public Service as a whole, and excludes those on fixed-term employment agreements.

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