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?

hr policy evaluation framework

The Australian Sports Commission is looking to develop a HR Policy Evaluation Framework to assess the effectiveness of HR policies with the workforce and would like to hear from agencies who are willing to share their framework or something similar.

Thanks

Terri Dwyer
Director Workplace Services
People and Culture Branch

Corporate Division

Australian Sports Commission

T   +61 2 6214 1206
terri.dwyer@ausport.gov.au

harassment contact officer network review

The Attorney-General’s Department is reviewing its Harassment Contact Officer network and we are interested to hear what other departments do in this space. In particular, we would like to know:

  • if your department has a harassment contact officer network, or something similar
  • what the network’s role is
  • how you promote the network within your department
  • what support, training and other processes you have for the network
  • how utilised in your network by staff and
  • how often employees contact your network.

Please contact Bridget Crane bridget.crane@ag.gov.au or on 02 6141 2504.

BULLYING AND HARASSMENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

DPS is reviewing its policy for managing workplace bullying and harassment, we would be interested to see examples from other agencies who may have recently updated their policies, procedures or guidelines – and particularly interested to see whether other agencies combine or separate their policies and procedures/processes.  If you have any of these documents that you are able to share, please email to megan.boyd@aph.gov.au, thank you in advance for any assistance.

mentor and mentee training providers

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare is looking for recommendations for training providers who can train mentors and mentees as part of a pilot program. If you have any recommendations please send through to Ben Miller at Ben.Miller@aihw.gov.au.