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The Capability & Performance Development Framework

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PSA’s Annual Conference 28 – 29 May 2015

Country Conference Wednesday 27 May 2015

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Nepal Earthquake Appeal

May 1, 2015

With over 4,000 people confirmed dead, and over a million children said to be ‘severely affected’, Nepal needs our help.

Nepali unions are organising immediate assistance and are calling for global union support.

Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA will work with the General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT) and Union Network Nepal Liaison Council (UNI NLC) to provide the following support:

  • Medical treatment
  • Temporary tent and housing
  • Water and food supply

Every contribution counts in the effort to rebuild the lives of people in Nepal.

DONATE HERE

Leave for staff affected by flooding and storm damage

Apr 30, 2015

Employees living or working in areas declared natural disaster zones who have been directly impacted by the storms and flooding in NSW last week are able to access leave entitlements as per the Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular C2012-01 Leave for Staff Affected by Flooding in Northern NSW.

Details regarding employees who volunteer to assist emergency services are also provided in the circular.

Read the circular HERE.

For other employees impacted by the storms, entitlements to leave and flexible working arrangements should be accessed in consultation with their managers, who are encouraged to apply a flexible approach and manage requests with discretion.

This is to be read in conjunction with Clause 17 of the Crown Employees (Public Service Conditions of Employment) Reviewed Award 2009, which provides details regarding Natural Emergencies and Major Transport Disruptions for employees covered by the award.

In accordance with clause 71.2.3 of the Crown Employees (Public Service Conditions of Employment) Reviewed Award 2009, staff may access FACS leave entitlements where flooding threatened their property or prevented their reporting for duty.

2015 Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA

Apr 29, 2015

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Support the Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA Raffle and stand with workers around the world striving for justice and safe & decent work. Click here to buy your tickets online or freecall 1800 888 674 today.

You could win an $8,000 travel voucher or a Gazelle commuter bike valued at $2,199. Tickets only $2.

Prizes for book sellers are also available.

Draft Transfer, Secondment and Temporary Assignment Guidelines

Apr 29, 2015

The PSA received a copy of the draft Transfer, Secondment and Temporary Assignment Guidelines from the Public Service Commission on 8 April 2015.

The Guidelines provide policy information on mobility under the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 section 64 and section 66 and Part 6 of the Government Sector Employment Rules 2014.

The Association is currently preparing a response which is to be submitted to the Commission by 22 May 2015.

Input received from members will assist in the formulation of our submission.

To view a copy of the Guidelines click HERE

Capability & Performance Development Framework

The Capability Framework and the Performance Development Framework – April 2015 (PDF version)

The Public Service Commission (PSC) is introducing a series of reforms, including the Capability Framework and the Performance Development Framework, which are aimed at producing a high-performance culture in the NSW public sector.

The PSA is keen to empower members and make sure that the reforms are carried out in a way that is consistent and equitable.

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Campaign to re-open Grafton Gaol – media coverage

Apr 24, 2015

The PSA’s media conference outside Grafton Gaol yesterday calling for the prison to be reopened generated excellent media attention.

Calls to reopen Grafton Gaol – NBN News

From the Clarence Valley Review website:

Women in Male Dominated Occupations and Industries (WIMDOI) conference

Apr 24, 2015

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Women in Male Dominated Occupations and Industries (WIMDOI) conference.

The 2015 conference will be held from 4-6 May at Trades Hall, Sussex Street, Sydney.

The three day conference is aimed at organising and supporting female activists.

Please note this is not a PSA course.

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Union calls for re-opening of Grafton Gaol

PSA media conference outside Grafton Gaol today, 23 April 2015

Apr 23, 2015

PSA Media Release: Union calls for re-opening of Grafton Maximum Security Gaol (PDF version)

    PSA General Secretary Anne Gardiner, Chair of the Prison Officers' Vocational Branch of the PSA, Corrections staff and community members outside Grafton goal today, calling on the Baird Government to reopen the prison.

PSA General Secretary Anne Gardiner, Chair of the Prison Officers’ Vocational Branch of the PSA, Steve McMahon, Corrections staff and community members outside Grafton goal today, calling on the Baird Government to reopen the prison.

The Public Service Association (PSA) is urging the State Government to re-open Grafton Gaol as a maximum security facility to ease dangerous overcrowding in NSW correctional facilities.

“There is little or no capacity within the NSW system to house any additional inmates who may be detained in custody following the new bail laws being implemented in early 2015,” said PSA General Secretary Anne Gardiner.

“Reopening Grafton would ease the pressure cooker situation Correctional Officers face each day without the support of adequate workers compensation.”

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PSA leads fight for changes to workers comp

Apr 23, 2015

The PSA has made a submission to the Minister for Finance proposing a number of changes to workers compensation.

You can read that submission HERE

Stop the Forced Closure of Aboriginal Communities in Australia

Apr 16, 2015

The second National Call to Action will be held Friday 1 May 2015
www.sosblakaustralia.com

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Union movement condemns forcible closure of Aboriginal communities – ACTU

ACTU media release: Union movement condemns forcible closure of Aboriginal communities (PDF version)

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The ACTU Executive has voted unanimously to condemn the Abbott and Barnett Governments’ moves to forcibly close Aboriginal communities in Western Australia.

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Public sector revamp in wake of the state election

Apr 10, 2015

There has been an organisational reshuffle within the public sector following the NSW election.

The changes are detailed in the Administrative Arrangements (Administrative Changes – Public Service Agencies) Order 2015.

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