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Staff Wastage (Note 1)
(excluding Judges and Judicial Officers, ICAC officers and locally engaged staff working in Hong Kong Economic and Trade Offices)

 

Number of officers leaving the service

  2015-2016 2016-2017
Number of Leavers 7 766 7 793
* (as % of strength at the beginning of financial year) (4.7%) (4.7%)
* (as % of the average of strength at the beginning and end of financial year) (Note 2) (4.7%) (4.7%)

 

Officers leaving the service during 2016-2017 -- By wastage types and terms of appointment 

Wastage Type Terms of Appointment (Notes 3 to 6)
Local Overseas Common New Total (%)
Retirement 6 058 6 8 80 6 152 (78.9)
Resignation 162 0 4 886 1 052 (13.5)
Completion of Agreement 392 8 0 4 404 (5.2)
Death 98 0 0 28 126 (1.6)
Dismissal 14 0 0 4 18 (0.2)
Termination of Service 0 0 0 12 12 (0.2)
Other Reasons (Note 7) 0 1 0 28 29 (0.4)
Total 6 724 15 12 1 042 7 793 (100.0)
 ( % ) (86.3) (0.2) (0.2) (13.4) (100.0)  

 

 

Notes: (%) denotes percentage to total. (These figures may not add up exactly to the total due to rounding.)
1. Wastage figures include officers who have left the service during the period from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017.
2. This percentage is sometimes called "Central Wastage Rate". This relates all leavers from the Civil Service during the year to the average number of civil servants during the year.
3. "Local" refers to the set of terms offered to a local officer appointed before the introduction of common terms.
4. "Overseas" refers to the set of terms offered to an overseas officer appointed before the introduction of common terms.
5. "Common" refers to a common set of terms of appointment and conditions of service applicable to new appointees to the Civil Service on civil service terms and conditions who are offered appointment on or after 1 January 1999 and before 1 June 2000.
6. "New" refers to new sets of terms of appointment and conditions of service applicable to new appointees to the Civil Service on civil service terms and conditions who are offered appointment on or after 1 June 2000.
7. Other reasons include completion of apprenticeship, resolution of agreement by mutual consent, etc.

 

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