Examples of serious misconduct include:

  • breaching the PAA
  • acting improperly in an official capacity
  • breaching a directive
  • making improper use of their position for personal gain
  • making improper use of information acquired by him or her by virtue of his or her position to gain personally or for anyone else financial or other benefits or to cause detriment to the public service or the public sector. (Section 22 of the PAA)

For serious misconduct, no notice period, counselling or warning is required.

Termination of employment for executives is set out in section 34 of the PAA.