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PSA win! No more 12-month probationary periods for long-term temporary caseworkers converted to ongoing roles

PSA win! No more 12-month probationary periods for long-term temporary caseworkers converted to ongoing roles

The PSA wrote to Deputy Secretary Simone Walker on 21 May 2019 about the conversion of long-term temporary caseworkers at the Helpline and the Department’s insistence on placing them on 12 months’ probation following appointment to an ongoing role. We’ve further raised the inherent unfairness of this practice and the fact that it is not mandated under the Government Sector Employment Rules at Joint Consultative…

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Treasury Joint Consultative Committee update

Treasury Joint Consultative Committee update

Your union met with management on 13 August 2019 for a Joint Consultative Committee. At the meeting, the following matters were discussed: PDP The Bell Curve and the Executive Calibration are no longer being used. Further, if the PDP has not been updated by the end of the allocated timeframe it will default to ‘Meets Expectations’. Contingent labour PSA sought confirmation that the Department is…

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Australian Museum: Project Discover

Australian Museum: Project Discover

Members would be aware that a meeting of members was held on Monday 12 August 2019. This meeting was called to enable members to provide the PSA with feedback regarding the proposed closure of the Australian Museum for a period of 12 months from 19 August 2019. As a result of the feedback from the meeting, a further meeting with Australian Museum management has been…

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Brand, Digital and Communications realignment update

Brand, Digital and Communications realignment update

The PSA has fielded a number of concerns with how the realignment in Brand, Digital and Communications has been undertaken and we have met with Human Resources accordingly. Following our representations the PSA has gained the following: Priority assessment for roles externally advertised. The PSA identified a number of roles which had already been externally advertised. While HR insisted these roles had been advertised internally…

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State Emergency Service – On-Call Dispute win

State Emergency Service – On-Call Dispute win

The PSA and the SES appeared before Commissioner Sloan of the NSW Industrial Relations Commission on 8 August 2019 to provide a report back to the Commission on the status of the dispute. During the report back it was agreed the SES would develop business rules or standard processes around the operation of on-call procedures. The PSA noted at the Commission that while the current…

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