Cessation Code

(from the ATO's Business Implementation Guide)

Employment Separation Certificates (ESC) help Services Australia to pay people the right amount from the correct date. It provided information to Services Australia about Payees who have ceased employment. The data on the form provides reasons for separation, cash out of leave in service prior to separation, payment details for unused leave on termination, redundancy and other employment termination payments. Services Australia will use the cessation type reported via the Phase 2 to minimise the need for Payers to provide an Employment Separation Certificates (ESC).

This information can be obtained from the Phase 2 data with the addition of the Cessation Type Code.

The permissible values for cessation types are as follows: