Nov 30, 2017

NSW Police Re-engineering – Local Area Commands

NSW Police Re-engineering – Local Area Commands – December 2017 (PDF version)

As members are aware, NSW Police announced the amalgamation of Regional Local Area Commands on 23 November 2017.

Despite requests, NSW Police has not advised the PSA of the timetable for implementation of regional re-engineering and will advise members as soon as this is received. NSW Police has also not advised the PSA of the model of the Regional Local Area Commands.

The PSA is concerned it is not being advised of timetables and developments in re-engineering, despite the agreed consultation processes. The PSA has advised NSW Police of its obligation to consult and will hold Police accountable in relation to these obligations.

As previously advised the PSA negotiated a Placement Strategy for our members. This is designed to support redeployment and placement of all affected staff where possible.

The PSA has also sought the following:-

  • That no staff be declared excess until the process has finished.
  • That staff be considered for all appropriate at-grade roles.
  • That NSW Police pay transfer costs for eligible members who are forced to relocate.
  • That NSW Police consider VR job-swap arrangements to ensure that our members retain jobs in NSW Police.

These requests are being considered and the PSA will update members if these requests are agreed to.

Metropolitan Local Area Commands

The PSA is aware that NSW Police has advised staff of the results of the recent priority assessments for LAMS and Executive Officers.

The PSA will advocate on behalf of individual members who have been affected by this process. The PSA seeks feedback from members who would like individual representation from the PSA.

The PSA is seeking to protect our members throughout this process and ensure that NSW Police processes are superior to NSW Government Restructure Policies and ensure that our members keep their roles in NSW Police.

Any members who are seeing restructures or changes happening in their areas should advise the PSA immediately by calling the Member Support Centre on 1300 772 679 or send an email to membersupport@psa.asn.au with ‘Police Engineering’ as the subject.

You have a right to have your union, the PSA, involved in the process to represent your interests.

What can you do?

  • Give a copy of this bulletin to your colleagues.
  • Print this bulletin and put it up on your notice board.
  • Ask a colleague to join the PSA.
  • Get involved by becoming a local union delegate or contact.
  • Get involved by being on the Police Departmental Committee.
  • Attend a meeting at your worksite.
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