Alumni Programs

AUSTRAC would like to hear from agencies able to share their Alumni Programs.

Please contact naomi.curry@austrac.gov.au or (02) 9950 0434 if you’re able to help.

 

 

CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY/guideance REQUEST

If anyone has any COI policy/guidance material they are willing to share please send to Rochelle.Taylor@dha.gov.au

Consultative Forum

We are currently looking to review our Consultative Forum (Forum) and are seeking to gain some insight into how our counterparts in other agencies are managing their Forum (or their agency’s equivalent).

By way of background, our Forum consists of management (SES) and employee representatives. It conducts quarterly meetings with the view to facilitate discussion and ensure mutual understanding between management and employees who are affected by management decisions. These forums are important in that they give a voice to employees and allow their concerns and interests to be represented to upper management. This promotes a collaborative and healthy working environment.

My understanding is that other agencies have adopted different nomenclature, however, the essence of these Forums are similar.

In particular, we are interested in:

  • How subcommittees are formed and operated,
  • Membership to the Forum,
  • Whether members to the Forum also include representatives from diversity networks, and
  • Any other information or materials as to the constitution and operation of their Forums.

Please contact me on the details below if you can assist.

Warm regards,

Hee Jin Choi

Legal Officer | Legal and Conduct

Corporate Operations Branch | Corporate Services Division

T: 02 6277 9751| E: heejin.choi@aph.gov.au

Parliament House | PO Box 6000 | Canberra ACT 2600

Application of public holidays

The AIHW are interested in understanding how other agencies apply public holidays, especially for remote workers.

Do remote workers have access to public holidays in the state in which they work remotely, or do they access public holidays based on the office/state their position is attached to?

Any agencies willing to share this information can send advice through to kirsty.davies@aihw.gov.au

Conflict and ComPLAINTS RESOLUTION

Dear colleagues

I am reaching out to see if you have any existing policies on the following topics that you may be able to share with us:

 

  • Conflict resolution

 

  • Complaints handling and complaints resolution (internal and external)

 

  • Public interest disclosure

 

Thanks again, and looking forward to hearing from you.

 

Warmest regards

 

Rina

 

Rina Benedictos (MAHRI)
Assistant Director, Organisational Development
Sport Integrity Australia

 

Mobile: 0425 465 008  |  Hotline: 13 000 27232

Email: rina.benedictos@sportintegrity.gov.au

Postal: PO Box 1744, Fyshwick, ACT, 2609

Implementing a Board

The APVMA is in the process of implementing a Board. We are seeking advice from agencies who have a board in place to help make this transition a smooth one. In particular;

  • what is your approach to Board induction, including the kind of information contained in Board Induction materials, and
  • are Board members required to have a security clearance sponsored by your Agency?

Many thanks

Justine Roarty | Manager Organisational Development

People and Governance

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

GPO Box 3262 Sydney NSW 2001, Australia

P: +61 2 6770 2472

Justine.roarty@apvma.gov.au

HR Delegations

The AIHW is reviewing it’s HR Delegations and would like to see if any agencies are willing to share their Delegations.

Please send them to josie.le@aihw.gov.au

managing fao and Fire warden representation arrangements

First Aid Officers (FAOs) and Fire Wardens with the Commonwealth Ombudsman are requested to attend the Office a minimum of 3 days each week given the requirement to have them readily available to undertake the duties associated with their support role.  All worker representatives receive a fortnightly allowance and this has continued to be made available during lockdown periods.

With so many worker representatives working from home as a result of COVID and/or flexible working arrangements generally, I’m interested to know how others are managing office worker representation arrangements particularly for FAOs and Fire Wardens to ensure Office coverage is available.

Any information or advice would be appreciated, I can be contacted via email or telephone.

Kind regards,

Belinda Miners

Assistant Director

Human Resources

COMMONWEALTH OMBUDSMAN

Proud to be working on the lands of Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples

Phone:   02 6198 9445

Email:    Belinda.Miners@ombudsman.gov.au

ses Charter of Performance template

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission is looking to update its SES Charter of Performance template and is seeking to obtain copies of templates that other Agencies use.

If any Agencies are able to send a copy of their template to workplacerelations@acic.gov.au by Friday 21 January that would be greatly appreciated.

 

POlicy on long leave before retiring

Hi everyone,

We currently allow staff who are retiring to take significant periods of leave before they separate. However we are concerned about the impact on our ASL of having staff on our books for long periods after they effectively stop work. We are thinking about developing a clear policy or position around the length of time that we are prepared to accept staff remaining on our books.

Has anyone seen a formal or informal policy like this?