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If you are transferring to another State Agency, you should give your local Human Resources office and/or Manager written notification as much in advance as possible and preferably at least three (3) weeks prior to the effective date.  Generally your accrued leave balances and other fringe benefits will transfer with you.


Employees eligible for retirement must provide their local Human Resources office with notice of intent to retire.  This should occur two to three months prior to the anticipated retirement date, so that the necessary paperwork can be completed in a timely manner.  For more information, contact your local Human Resources office.


Any employee who intends to resign shall give written notice as much in advance as possible and preferably at least three (3) weeks notice.  Permanent employees who resign in good standing receive a lump sum payment for any unused vacation leave, which they accrued up to, and including the last full month of on-the-job service.

Withdrawal of Resignation

A request to withdraw a resignation that was accepted in good standing must be submitted within one year after the date of resignation.  The former employee may then be considered for reemployment into classes in which he/she had previously held permanent status.  This consideration extends statewide for a period of two years from the date of withdrawal.


A layoff is defined as the involuntary, non-disciplinary separation of any employee from State Service because of lack of work or other economic necessity.

If an employee is laid off he/she is eligible to participate in a program developed by SEBAC (State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition).  The Department of Administrative Services coordinates the SEBAC program.