Leaving the public service

Last updated: April 22, 2020

Find everything you need to know about resignation, retirement, and bridging service.

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Information about planning your retirement. Includes pension, pre-retirement leave, and retirement allowance.


What you need to do once you decide to leave your job.


Bargaining unit employees

Employment termination is covered under your collective agreement.

Excluded employees

Review information about the employment termination for excluded employees under Human resource policy 08.

Employee exit checklist

Take care of these housekeeping items before you leave.

Knowledge transfer

Knowledge transfer in the workplace is the process of distributing knowledge that’s been developed in an organization with one or more specific individuals to other parts of the organization or individuals.

It's also a crucial facet of succession planning.

Review the Knowledge transfer section for more information.

Government records service guide

Learn how to properly transfer or dispose of your records prior to leaving the BC Public Service or transferring into a new role with the Departing employees guide (PDF).

Bridging service

How to bridge your service if you're a regular employee resigning to care for a dependent parent, spouse or child.

Converting to individual benefits plans

The conversion policy enables excluded and bargaining unit employees to convert to individual extended health, dental and life insurance plans when their group coverage ends.

Freedom of information requests

Once you leave the BC Public Service, you will no longer have access to documents stored in Employee Self Service.

If you require a copy of these documents once you leave, you'll need to submit a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.

Contact us

Can’t find what you need? Submit an AskMyHR (IDIR restricted) service request.

If you're a B.C. government employee without an IDIR, call the BC Public Service Agency to submit your service request.