A transfer is a move of a government sector employee to a different NSW government sector agency for an indefinite period.
Assessment requirements for transfers are outlined in Part 6 of the GSE Rules.
Except where the employee agrees to a transfer at a lower level, a transfer may only be at the same or equivalent grade or level. The remuneration of an employee who is transferred is not to be reduced without the approval of the employee.
Transfers can be initiated by the employer or the employee. An employee may initiate a transfer by requesting a transfer to a role in another NSW government sector agency. This does not need to be in response to the advertising of a role in the other agency.
Continuity of service and the cashing out of leave in the context of transfers is addressed in the GSE Regulation Part 3 Division 2.
For information on probity and screening checks prior to a transfer, see the probity screening section of these guidelines.