Transition to Retirement Guidelines

 AMSA are keen to hear from agencies able to share examples of transition to retirement guidelines.

Many thanks,

Anna Sirosh


Relocation Allowances for SES Employees

I am seeking information on what other agencies pay in relocation allowances for their SES employees and whether this is at a different level to other employee’s. I’d also appreciate any information on how it is structured.

Can you please provide the information to

Heidi Gardiner

Executive Manager, HR

Regional Investment Corporation

Request for Policies relating to SES and Non-SES remuneration

The Australian Digital Health Agency would like to hear from Agencies who are able to share any policies relating to SES and Non-SES remuneration.

Many thanks.

Annette Savery

Senior Advisor, Establishment & Reporting

Phone:  +61 7 3023 8510


Remote Working Policy

I’m keen to hear from agencies who are able to share their Remote Working policy – ie working from any location in Australia.

It could be covered under flexible working policies, but I’m keen for specifics on who pays for that person coming from their remote location to the office from time to time and applicable allowances.

Many thanks,

Kim Williams

Director of Business Operations

Office of the Inspector-General of Taxation and Taxation Ombudsman

321 Kent Street


Tel:          02 8871 8725

                 0427 944105 (mobile)

Flexible Working Arrangement Policy

DPS is currently looking at updating their Flexible Working Arrangement Policy.

If agencies are able to share policies in regard to flexible working arrangements we’d be grateful if they could be sent to

Kind Regards,

Ellen Patat-Tanevska

HR Advisor Legal and Conduct | Corporate Operations Branch

Corporate Services Division

T: 02 6277 9772 | E:

Parliament House | PO Box 6000 | Canberra ACT 2600

Travel Arrangement Policies

ACLEI are interested in other agencies policies on travel arrangements, specifically as it relates to recording time whilst travelling for both administrative and executive classifications.

We would greatly appreciate it if small agencies could share their policies via email to, or they can contact me directly on 0439 391 409.

Thanks so much – Helen

Helen Ward CAHRI

Assistant Director People & Culture

higher duties policies

Hi everyone,

I am keen to hear from agencies able to share their policies on Higher Duties.


Simon Bartholomew

Senior HR Advisor

Murray–Darling Basin Authority

Feedback on travel allowance provisions

The MDBA is currently reviewing its travel allowance (TA) provisions and is seeking feedback on the rates and provisions adopted by other small  agencies. Until now, the MDBA has provided travel allowance in accordance with ATO guidance as per Taxation Determination 2020/5. This categorizes TA into three tiers, meaning non-SES staff at the EL2.2 level or above receive a higher allowance than other non-SES staff.

The MDBA is now looking to align with the APSC rates which simplifies the provision of TA to SES or non-SES staff.

Before confirming a change to our TA provisions, we are interested in your feedback on how TA is implemented within your agency. If you would be happy to share your TA approach our contact is Ellynne Nguyen 02 6279 0135

With thanks

Cedelle Burroughs

People and Culture and Regionalisation program



reimbursement scheme for home office equipment

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare are considering a proposal to reimburse staff for the purchase of monitors due to the need to work from home.

While from a WHS perspective it seems a good idea, in practice it raises questions such as why stop at monitors, ownership, equity (i.e. many staff have purchased equipment already), fringe benefits.

We would like to hear from agencies operating a reimbursement scheme for home office equipment, and the terms and conditions they are using.

Many thanks,

Sandra Bailey (she/her)

Unit Head

People and Facilities Unit, Business and Communications Group

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

02 6244 1034 |

formal process for flex audit requests

The ACIC is seeking to establish a formal process for flex audit requests of our employees. We are looking to create a checklist or form that Managers must complete if they are requesting a flex audit. The form would be used by the People Operations group to determine if the flex audit is necessary.

If you have a similar document you are able to share please contact