07 July 2014

Written reply to Parliamentary Question on Home Team Officers Offered Re-Employment After Retirement


Mr David Ong asked the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs in the last three years, what is the number of commissioned and non-commissioned officers from the Home Team who had been offered re-employment contracts upon their retirement.

Written Reply by Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs:

               The Home Team offers re-employment to Home Affairs Uniformed Service (HUS) Officers who meet performance, conduct and physical fitness criteria.

             In the last three years from 2011 to 2013, the Home Team re-employed about 60% of officers who were retiring – an average of 14 HUS Senior Officers and 90 HUS Junior Officers a year in the last three years.

               With the extension of the retirement age of HUS Officers from 50 years to 55 years since 1 October 2013, HUS Officers will all be able to work till 55 years of age. Beyond the age of 55, where there are organisational needs, HUS Officers may be offered the opportunity to work up to the age of 60, subject to performance, conduct and fitness criteria.