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Jenolan Caves members’ award update

Jenolan Caves members’ award update

A Section 19 review of the Jenolan Caves Award has now commenced and in line with member concerns, the Association has raised the inclusion of the Client Service Officer positions in the Award without the approval or knowledge of the PSA. The matter was heard before the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW on Tuesday 23 July, 2019. At that time, the PSA made the Commission…

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SafeWork NSW Inspectors – PSA members’ update, August

SafeWork NSW Inspectors – PSA members’ update, August

Better Regulation Division realignment On 7 August 2019, the Department released the draft operational structure for the BRD. This starts a three-week consultation period through which time staff should have an opportunity to discuss with their immediate managers and participate in a range of other consultative mechanisms. The PSA strongly encourages members to participate with the consultation process, will also be attending additional briefing with…

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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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