Extension for retirement age of MHA's uniformed junior officers

Extension for retirement age of MHA's uniformed junior officers
Chief Warder Yeo Sim Wui, 49 (left), a Chief Personal Supervisor at the Singapore Prison Service; Junior Officer with 26 years of service and SWO2 Selamat bin Abdul Jalil, 49, a senior instructor, Urban Search and Rescue Specialist Branch, Specialist Training Centre at the Civil Defence Academy, SCDF with 25 years of service. Junior officers under the Home Affairs uniformed services will get an extension in their retirement age from Oct 1, 2013.

These officers from the Police Force, Central Narcotics Bureau, Singapore Prison Service and Singapore Civil Defence Force will retire at the age of 55, instead of 50. They may now retire at the same age as senior officers who are of higher ranks.

Get the full story from The Straits Times.

Read the full statement from the Ministry of Home Affairs here:

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will be extending the retirement age of officers under the Home Affairs Uniformed Services (HUS) from 1 October 2013.

Prior to 1 October 2013, the retirement age of uniformed Junior Officers was 50 years while that of Senior Officers was 55 years. From 1 October 2013, the retirement age for both Junior and Senior Officers will be 55 years.

In addition, eligible officers will be offered the opportunity to work beyond 55 years till 60 years, on extension of service. This will depend on organisational needs and the officer's performance, conduct and fitness.

The Home Team values the skills and expertise of our uniformed officers. Currently, about 180 uniformed officers reach retirement age each year. The extension of retirement age will allow our uniformed officers to have a longer career with the Home Team. It will also allow the Home Team to tap on their knowledge, experience and expertise built up over the years.

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