Corrective Services benchmarking bulletin - Public Service Association

Corrective Services benchmarking bulletin

Corrective Services benchmarking bulletin – October 2017 (PDF version)

As members would be aware, CSNSW is currently going through major “benchmarking” reform. This reform means considerable loss in positions, jobs and changes to the way business is conducted throughout centres.

Below is the proposed resource impact to date. Highlighted in red are the centres that have been signed off by the Commissioner.

DRAFT BENCHMARKS
Proposed resource impact to date

 Launch Date
Centre State CusCor CSI OS&P Total Establishment Variation
20 Jul 16 SCCC 667 117 36 22 175 -12
25 Jul 16 MNCCC 564 117 33 15 165 -7
17 Mar 17 Wellington 701 117 35 16.5 168.5 -19

 

20 Mar 17

Silverwater

Women’s

 

325

 

140

 

15

 

10

 

165

 

-21

22 Mar 17 Broken Hill 89 37 5 3 45 +2
23 Mar 17 Ivanhoe 50 13 3 1 17 -1
29 Mar 17 Brewarrina 30 12 6 2 20 +1
6 Jun 17 Berrima 75 24 7 5 36 -4
6 Jul 17 Kariong 99 46 2 3 51 -1
19 Jul 17 Tamworth 89 41 3 5 49 +2
31 Jul 17 St Heliers 286 37 25 5 67 Nil
4 Aug 17 Cessnock 881 179 47 33 259 -37
8 Aug 17 Cooma 200 39 11 3 53 -1
10 Aug 17 Mannus 164 19 14 4 37 -4
20 Sept 17 Dillwynia 313 93 13 24 130 -18
26 Sept 17 Emu Plains 193 49 11 11.5 71.5 -4
10 Oct 17 Grafton 272 77 7 7 91 0
11 Oct 17 Glen Innes 208 24 17 4 45 +2
19 Oct 17 MSPC 1-4 1221 267 31 59 357 -46
25 Oct 17 SPC 60 58 0 2 60 +3
26 Oct 17 Long Bay Hospital 501 191 0 8 199 -29

Benchmarking means the deletion of the Assistant Superintendent rank in Correctional Centres and considerable reduction in the Senior Correctional Officer rank.

The PSA obtained legal advice on more than one occasion in regards to the restructure and it comes under “managerial prerogative”, which limits our options in the Industrial Relations Commission.

CSNSW Reform Consultation meetings are held fortnightly and all issues that are raised by the membership are raised at these meetings. On Monday, 16 October, there was a considerable outcome which is that Assistant Superintendents who move to Case Management Clerk positions will be afforded the opportunity to move back to the limited Assistant Superintendent roles or take a redundancy at the rank of Assistant Superintendent if funding of the Clerk positions is not extended. The same applies to Senior Correctional Officers who move to the Clerk positions.

Voluntary redundancies are going to be offered to affected staff as each centre is benchmarked. The PSA advised staff to get financial advice prior to accepting a voluntary redundancy and to look at all options being offered by CSNSW.

This process is getting to the tail end and the PSA feels this section will result in the most loss. The PSA will continue to work closely with the membership and delegates to get the best possible outcomes.

There is a united approach by the State Executive of the SEAG, COVB, POVB and NCDC in regards to the Benchmarking Reform. The PSA’s position has been to look after the members’ interests collectively across the State.

Members may have been aware of some discussion around ring-fencing. CSNSW are now seeking to move away from the agreement of ring-fencing centres individually and looking to cluster or group ring fencing. The PSA is opposed to ring-fencing across complexes or groupings of centres, such as Bathurst, Lithgow and Kirkconnell, as this will have an adverse impact on the membership and impact complexes whereby some centres in the complex have been benchmarked previously.

 

Nicole Jess – Chair POVB

Craig Wunsch – Chair NCDC

Darren Wells – Chair COVB

Guy Sim – Chair SEAG

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