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PUB starts rehiring scheme for staff aged 65

Published on Aug 10, 2014 6:43 AM
PUB has introduced a new policy to offer 65-year-old employees like technical officer Danabal Kahsairajah re-employment until 67 years old. The agency had previously offered such re-employment on a case by case basis. -- PHOTO: ST FILE 

PUB, the national water agency, is among the first statutory boards to introduce a re-employment policy to keep 65-year-old workers in their ranks for two more years.

The initiative was put in place last month to retain experienced employees, as long as they meet health and work performance requirements.

"The reality is that PUB has a relatively sizeable mature workforce. If they can continue to contribute, why not re-employ them?" said PUB director of human resources Lawrence Tan.

Since 2012, firms have been required by law to offer re-employment to workers aged between 62 and 65, provided they are healthy and their work is satisfactory, or a one-off payment.

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