DPI water released its Change Management Plan (CMP) on 23 November 2016.
In the CMP, 108 staff were affected:
90 ongoing and 18 in temporary roles. Originally, out of the affected staff, there were to be only 65 eligible for internal assessment.
Staff were advised that a person occupying a single band DPO role could not be assessed to a double band role. For example, DPO level 2 could not be assessed against a newly created 2/3.
The PSA challenged this, and shortly after DPI Water advised that staff occupying a single band DPO role could be assessed to a double band role. This then takes the number of internal assessments to 81.
It still remains that many DPO classified staff cannot be matched directly to the Clerk grade classification.
The PSA met with DPI Water on 28 November and 2 December to share specific concerns from staff. Agreed outcomes from the meeting held on 2 December 2016 are as follows:
However, the PSA must be provided with:
This can be provided sequentially, such as AC 9/10 by Christmas and lower salary bands/levels over the subsequent weeks/months. This document will indicate why individual staff have been either directly appointed (new role matches, salary band and functions); if they have deemed affected staff with internal assessment option (more staff than new positions within band or with significant role change); or if they are considered affected staff with only external recruitment options (role deleted or no new roles within salary band).
Give staff the opportunity to participate in the development of the Business Plan and the measures of success through targeted workshops. Results of DPI Water Pulse Check Survey by made available by branch, as per DG message on 6 May 2016
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