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Prison workers call Grafton Jail plan ‘slap in face’ - The Daily Examiner

Prison workers call Grafton Jail plan ‘slap in face’ - The Daily Examiner

Rather than reopen the existing facility at minimal cost, the Baird Government has opted for a new private prison in Grafton. Read The Daily Examiner article HERE

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Billboards for Correctional Officers

Billboards for Correctional Officers

Billboards for Correctional Officers June 2015 (PDF version) The draft artwork for the billboards to highlight the work of Correctional Officers has been prepared. The billboards will feature a prison image along with two people (one male and one female aged around 25 to 35 years) in uniform. Sites will be booked once the consultation process on the artwork is complete and a decision reached.…

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Giving performance a fair go

Giving performance a fair go

Giving performance a fair go - 19 June 2015 (PDF version) The PSA recently wrote to the Public Service Commissioner, highlighting our concerns about performance management systems. We feel that when agencies implement systems aligned to the Performance Development Framework, employees may find themselves held to expectations or levels of performance that might not have been explicitly established previously. Anecdotal evidence from delegates and members…

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New private jails shocking waste of money

New private jails shocking waste of money

MEDIA RELEASE New private jails shocking waste of money - 18 June 2015 (PDF version) The Public Service Association (PSA) says the Baird Government plans to waste billions of dollars on building new private jails when an existing government run facility sits virtually empty. PSA General Secretary Anne Gardiner said today’s government announcement about private gaol beds is not about solving the long-standing overcrowding problem…

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Corrective Services non-custodial bulletin - flexible working hours dispute - success! (9 June 2015)

Corrective Services non-custodial bulletin - flexible working hours dispute - success! (9 June 2015)

Non Custodial Bulletin - flexible working hours dispute - success! - 9 June 2015 (PDF version) In December 2014 and January 2015, Offender Services and Program staff at Cessnock CC, Mid North Coast CC and Lithgow CC were given directions that severely restricted their flexible working conditions. These directions were issued without prior consultation with the PSA or staff at these Centres. In February 2015,…

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