A friend of mine is seeking a Voluntary Redundancy (VR).
He has worked hard for several government departments for around 30 years and is prepared to make way for other staff who want to continue on in the public service.
On putting his hand up, however, he has been told that he won’t be getting a VR. This is despite other people who do not want to leave and – importantly – who have not been counselled for under-performance being offered one.
So, on the face of it, there are people who do not want to leave and who are performing at an appropriate level of capability being offered VRs which they do not want while people who do want to leave are being told that a VR is not an option for them.
Surprising? No. Disappointing? Yet again, yes.