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3.5.64 Purpose

3.5.65 Definitions

3.5.66 Member who is eligible for a retention bonus under this Division

Guidance

In the total workforce system, the Permanent Navy may be described as a member in Service category 6 or 7. A member of the Navy Reserve may be described as a member in Service category 2, 3, 4 or 5.

3.5.67 Transfer from another bonus scheme

3.5.68 Member who is not eligible for a bonus under this Division

3.5.69 How to accept the offer of a retention bonus

Guidance

Example: The Director General Navy People decides to extend a member's ability to accept the offer because the member is deployed for six months in an area where there is no ability to send an acceptance form.

3.5.70 Service that counts towards a member's retention bonus

Guidance

In the total workforce system, continuous full-time service may be described as service in Service category 6 or 7. A member who is in Service category 3, 4 or 5 who is also on Service option C is also on continuous full-time service.

Guidance

Examples for table item 2: Recreation leave, long service leave taken at full pay.

Examples for  table item 3: Leave without pay for less than 21 calendar days, maternity leave without pay for less than 21 calendar days

Example for table item 4: Long service leave at half pay.

Example for table item 5: Leave without pay, maternity leave without pay.

Examples for table item 10:

  • A return of service obligation associated with a transfer between Services.
  • A return of service obligation associated with recruitment from another country.

3.5.71 Payment of the retention bonus

Guidance

Example: The member is paid a retention bonus of $25,000 for two years' service. The member leaves the Navy to work in the private sector after doing only 12 months' service in return for the retention bonus. The member has not done the last 12 months of service and so must repay a portion of the bonus.

The member must repay $12,500 of the $25,000 originally paid. Note that the repayment is based on pre-tax amounts.

3.5.72 Repayment

Guidance

Example: The member is terminated because of medical unfitness, or dies.

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