Social media policy

Good morning all and happy new year.

I currently work for the NIAA and we are in the process of developing new policies. Hoping to collaborate with some other agencies here.

Are there any social media policies that an agency would not mind sharing to assist us in the development of ours?

I am also after a Workplace Consultation Policy or Guideline that other agencies might be using.

Many thanks in advance.

Michael Gruber (

HR Related Complaints/Grievances Policies or Procedures

I would be interested to know if any SAF members have any policies or procedures for managing different types of HR related complaints or grievances that they would be happy to share.

Many thanks


Justine Roarty | Assistant Director Workforce Capability

People and Culture

Business Enabling Services

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

GPO Box 3262, Sydney NSW 2001, Australia

P: +61 2 6770 2472 |

Alumni Programs

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

Please contact or (02) 9950 0434 if you’re able to help.




If anyone has any COI policy/guidance material they are willing to share please send to

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:

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


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


Mobile: 0425 465 008  |  Hotline: 13 000 27232


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

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

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


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

Phone:   02 6198 9445