Fixed term agreement

A fixed term agreement means that the school and the employee have agreed that their employment will end either:

  • on a specific date, eg. to cover a vacancy
  • on the occurrence of a specific event, eg. when an employee returns from parental leave
  • at the conclusion of a specific project.

Occupancy end date

Fixed term agreements must have an end date recorded in EdPay. This date may be referred to as the ‘occupancy end date’, ‘contract end date’ or ‘fixed term end date’.

If the end date is unknown when the job starts, provide an estimated date. Estimated dates will need to be monitored by the school, and updated when known. 

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