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Post Priority Applicants

What are Post-Priority Applicants and when are they approached?

Decentralising posts are filled by staff from the following categories of applicants, in the sequence below. A summary of the position in relation to Post Priority Applicants is below. The position on the treatment of each of the other categories is elsewhere on this website. 

Sequence

Category of Applicant

1

“Agriculture Surplus” staff

2

CAF Applicants who registered a first preference interest in a particular location before 7th September 2004 (First Preference, Priority Applicants). Staff within this category are ranked as follows:

  • Staff currently serving in the post being decentralised
  • Staff serving at the same grade in the same organisation
  • For CO and SO level, staff on existing transfer lists
  • Staff serving in the same or equivalent grade
  • Staff serving in other grades at corresponding levels

3

Priority CAF Applicants who indicated a preference in a particular location on the CAF following a “two to ten trawl”. Staff within this category are ranked as follows:

  • Staff currently serving in the posts being decentralised
  • Staff serving at the same grade in the same organisation
  • For CO and SO level, staff on existing transfer lists
  • Staff serving in the same or equivalent grade
  • Staff serving in other grades at corresponding levels

4

In respect of EO and CO posts, Priority CAF Applications from Higher Tax Officers and Tax Officers respectively.  

5

CAF Applicants who registered a first preference interest in a particular location after 7th September 2004 (Post Priority Applicants)  

6

Staff “Acting up” for 2 years or more

7

Promotees

[Protocol for the Transfer of Staff: Para 2.2.12; Personnel Officers Guide Chapters 3 and 4]

 

Any vacancies remaining after two to ten trawl (change of mind) applicants have been accommodated will be offered to those applicants who applied to the CAF after 7 September 2004 in accordance with the sequence outlined above. The latter applicants would be ranked in order of date of application.  [Protocol for the Transfer of Staff: Para 2.2.12; Personnel Officers: Guide Chapter 4, Para 4.6].

When all post priority applicants have been offered a post, a 2-10 trawl on post priority applicants is conducted before the option of promotion is considered. The ranking of those agreeing to change their post September 2004 preference is by the date of original application, regardless of whether the applicant’s preference was 2nd or 10th. [CDU Advice: May 2008].