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Operational Guidelines

  • All Staff Alerts require Director or School Network Leader approval.
  • Alerts advise staff of urgent information, announcements and changes in policy, procedures or guidelines of interest to all staff. These are distributed to the entire staff in Schools and Education Support Office.
  • For professional learning opportunities or events, see: Professional Learning Calendar or What’s New.
  • Items for inclusion in the All Staff Alert must be submitted using this form All Staff Alert Form word file (242 kb), (one item per form) and emailed to EDUBulletinAlert@act.gov.au with attachments by 10.00am Friday.
  • The Alerts are circulated by email and published on INDEX on Tuesday.
  • Attachments (Word, Excel, PDF) will be placed on INDEX.

2020 Register of All Staff Alerts

Number Contents Approved by Status

17/20

30
June
2020

Nominations are Open for 2020 ACT Public Service Awards

The ACT Public Service Awards for Excellence recognise teams and individuals who in the past year have gone above and beyond to exemplify our values and signature behaviours of Respect, Integrity, Collaboration and Innovation or excellence in Leadership.

The Awards are an opportunity for us to showcase the great work that our Directorate is involved in and to show the rest of the ACTPS our successes from the past year. It is important that we take the time to recognise our colleagues and leaders, who work so hard and contribute so much to the ACT Public Service. Visit https://www.act.gov.au/actpsawards to nominate a worthy colleague or team. Nominations close on Friday 17 July 2020.

For more information, contact People and Performance, Steph Taylor

Rory Martin, Executive Branch Manager,
People and Performance
For Infomation

New ACT Government Human Resources and Payroll management system

The ACT Government is moving to a contemporary Human Resources (HR) and Payroll management system with the implementation of the Human Resources Information Management Solution (HRIMS). The HRIMS platform is based on SAP SuccessFactors, providing a cloud based, integrated HR and Payroll solution that will replace Chris21/HR21. This is a Whole of Government initiative and a great opportunity for ACT Government to advance HR capabilities to better support our people.

The solution will be delivered to the Territory in three releases. Release 1 will include Recruitment and Onboarding, Workforce Administration and Payroll. Release 2 will roll out Workforce Performance and Learning and Development and Release 3 will include Workforce Planning, Talent Planning and Health and Wellbeing. Release 1 implementation is planned for early 2021. Information will be made available to you about the new solution, what to expect, what it will mean for you and the business readiness activities and training that will be provided to support you. To find out more information about the Program, visit the HRIMS SharePoint or email HRIMSChange&Comms@act.gov.au with your questions.

For more information, contact HRIM Change and Comms

Andrew Parkinson, Executive Group Manager,
Business Services
For Infomation

ESO Newsletter

The latest edition of ESO-‘ntial Connections is here. In this edition we remind you to go local when you shop and eat out to support your local businesses. Virtual physiotherapy is also available if you’re feeling any aches and pains working from home. You can find the newsletter on Index.

Attachments:

For more information, contact Strategic Policy, Rebecca Travers on (02) 6205 4124

Nicole Moore, Executive Branch Manager,
Strategic Policy
For Infomation

16/20

23
June
2020

Directorate Consultative Committee (DCC) nominations

The Education Directorate (EDU) is currently seeking employee representatives for the Business Manager and Cleaning Services Officer classifications on the Directorate Consultative Committee (DCC). The purpose of the DCC is to monitor the operation and implementation of the ACTPS Enterprise Agreements (excluding the Teaching Staff Enterprise Agreement), consider any proposed new or proposed significate changes to Directorate policy or guidelines, and consult on workplace matters significantly affecting employees.

The DCC provides an opportunity for discussion between staff, senior managers, and unions regarding workplace matters. It promotes the sharing of information across EDU and provides a forum for genuine consultation. The committee meets quarterly from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm and is chaired by the Executive Group Manager, Business Services. Please forward your nomination to workplace.relations@act.gov.au by 17 July 2020. Selected members will be contacted in the upcoming weeks.

For more information, contact Workplace Relations, Melissa Joyce on (02) 620 72647

Rory Martin, Executive Branch Manager,
People and Performance
Action Required

Public Service Medal nominations now open

Nominations for the Public Service Medal are now open. The Public Service Medal is open to officers across the ACTPS and recognises those who have made a major contribution and who perform their jobs to the highest standards. The Public Service Medal is open to officers across all classifications within the ACTPS and is not a long service medal. All staff members, from policy to program officers, corporate staff to our teachers, nurses, emergency service officers, park rangers and call centre staff are eligible for nomination.

Nomination forms are available online and a copy is attached to this notice. Completed forms should be sent to Rory Martin, Executive Branch Manager, People and Performance at ebmpp.edu@act.gov.au by COB Friday 10 July 2020. Please note, all nominations received by People and Performance will be collated and sent to our Director-General for endorsement before being submitted to CMTEDD.

Attachments:

For more information, contact Protocol, Honours and Ceremonial Events, CMTEDD, Rebecca Gaukroger

Paul Short, Executive Branch Manager,
Media and Communications
For Infomation

ESO Newsletter

The latest edition of ESO-‘ntial Connections is here. In this edition we showcase the latest Moments in Time journal prompt and remind you of the latest step in Canberra’s Recovery Plan.

Attachments:

For more information, contact Strategic Policy, Rebecca Travers on (02) 6205 4124

Nicole Moore, Executive Branch Manager,
Strategic Policy
For Infomation

15/20

16
June
2020

Know your responsibilities on social media

It’s important that all employees understand their responsibilities when it comes to using social media. The ACT Government has a Social Media Policy to guide employees in best practice for social media usage. It is every employee’s responsibility to read and understand the policy. You can find the policy here.

Attachments:

For more information, contact Media and Communications, Lyn Larkin

Paul Short, Executive Branch Manager,
Media and Communications
For Infomation

ESO Newsletter

The latest edition of ESO-‘ntial Connections is now available. In this edition we welcome winter and share some tips on how to get cosy in Canberra by exploring Canberra’s natural resources. You can find the newsletter on Index.

Attachments:

For more information, contact Strategic Policy, Rebecca Travers on (02) 6205 4124

Nicole Moore, Executive Branch Manager,
Strategic Policy
For Infomation

14/20

9
June
2020

ESO Newsletter

The latest edition of ESO-‘ntial Connections is now available. In this edition we want to know all about your favourite books and movies you’ve discovered and remind you to check the travel restrictions around the ACT if you plan to get away. You can find the newsletter on our COVID-19 site.

Attachments:

For more information, contact Strategic Policy, Rebecca Travers on (02) 6205 4124

Nicole Moore, Executive Branch Manager,
Strategic Policy
For Infomation

13/20

2
June
2020

Contact-Free REDCO Meetings

Respect, Equity & Diversity Contact Officers (REDCOs) help support safe and inclusive workplaces. Their most significant responsibility is to hold Contact Meetings, confidential discussions where affected staff members can be provided with information and options when experiencing workplace issues such as bullying, harassment and discrimination.

Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 on you and your workplace, it might be difficult to organise a Contact Meeting when you are experiencing workplace issues. If you are experiencing such issues and would like to talk to a REDCO, but are unable to meet in person, in the first instance you should still talk to your preferred REDCO to see if they are able to hold a contact-free meeting, either over the phone or via a videoconferencing service. If your REDCO is unable to hold such a meeting for whatever reason, they may refer you to one of our contact-free REDCOs. These individuals can be found on the Respect Equity and Diversity Contact Officer (REDCO) Contact List page and will be able to discuss your workplace issue without the need for a face-to-face meeting.

For more information, contact Strategic Policy, Elliot Heatwole on (02) 620 55477

Rory Martin, Executive Branch Manager,
People and Performance
For Infomation

ESO Newsletter

The latest edition of ESO-‘ntial Connections is now available. In this edition we acknowledge and celebrate National Reconciliation Week, giving you an opportunity to share your thoughts about Reconciliation. You can find the newsletter on our COVID-19 site.

Attachments:

For more information, contact Strategic Policy, Rebecca Travers on (02) 6205 4124

Nicole Moore, Executive Branch Manager,
Strategic Policy
For Infomation

12/20

26
May
2020

ESO Newsletter

The latest edition of ESO-‘ntial Connections is now available. It features a link to the ‘Work with Purpose’ podcast and tips on staying active.

Attachments:

For more information, contact Strategic Policy, Rebecca Travers on (02) 6205 4124

Nicole Moore, Executive Branch Manager,
Strategic Policy
For Infomation

11/20

19
May
2020

Skilled Capital training opportunities

Skilled Capital is an ACT Government funded training initiative offering a comprehensive range of services and subsidies to offer quality training to the Canberra community and fill critical skill gaps across a range of industries. While there are a range of qualifications and courses offered under Skilled Capital below are a list some of the opportunities that may be of interest to staff in the Education Directorate:

  • Certificate III in Education Support
  • Diploma of School Age Education and Care
  • Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care
  • Certificate IV in Business Administration
  • Certificate IV in Government
  • Certificate IV in Mental Health

The courses above and many more are offered at a heavily subsidised rate through registered training organisations (RTO) approved to deliver Skilled Capital places. You can find more information here. To find out which RTOs deliver the qualification or skill set you are interested in, go to the ACT Qualifications Register or contact Skills Canberra on (02) 6205 8555

For more information, contact People Capability, EDU Learning and Development

Rory Martin, Executive Branch Manager,
People and Performance
For Infomation

ESO Newsletter

The latest edition of ESO-‘ntial Connections is now available. This edition reminds us to check in on one another and stay connected as we work from home.

Attachments:

For more information, contact Strategic Policy, Rebecca Travers on (02) 6205 4124

Nicole Moore, Executive Branch Manager,
Strategic Policy
For Infomation

10/20

12
May
2020

Changes to Working with Vulnerable People (WwVP) registration process in response to the COVID-19 health emergency

The Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 was amended on 8 April 2020 to enable the automatic extension of registrations held by registered card holders expiring on, or after, 16 March 2020 for a period of up to six months after the end of the declared health emergency.

All WwVP registered card holders will be provided with an automatic extension, you do not need to take any action to extend/renew your registration as it has been automatically extended. A confirmation notice from Access Canberra will be provided to registered card holders advising them of this extension. The notice from Access Canberra is the evidence that you remain registered regardless of the expiry date on your registration card. Employees should retain the notice from Access Canberra in a medium which enables it to be provided as evidence of registration at any time, in lieu of a current registration card.

For more information, contact HR Recruitment and Operations, Ian Hocking on (02) 620 77598

Rory Martin, Executive Branch Manager,
People and Performance
For Infomation

Reportable Conduct Scheme Policy and Procedure

In 2017 the Reportable Conduct Scheme (the Scheme) was implemented in the ACT to improve child safety and protection within organisations in the ACT. The scheme has been critical to the Directorate as we strive to provide safe learning environments for our students.

People and Performance have developed a Reportable Conduct Policy and Procedure to assist in understanding our obligations in regard to the scheme. All staff are required to review the attached Policy and Procedure to ensure we understand our responsibilities in relation to the Scheme and to contact People and Performance if any additional assistance or advice is required.

Attachments:

For more information, contact Director HR Business Partners - People Cases, Megan Moriarty on (02) 620 58271

Rory Martin, Executive Branch Manager,
People and Performance
For Infomation

ESO Newsletter and updated information now available

The latest edition of ESO-‘ntial Connections is now available. This edition features tips on managing your mental wellbeing as COVID-19 restrictions ease.

Attachments:

For more information, contact Strategic Policy, Rebecca Travers on (02) 6205 4124

Nicole Moore, Executive Branch Manager,
Strategic Policy
For Infomation

9/20

5
May
2020

Privacy Awareness Week - 4-10 May 2020

The Directorate is a supporter of Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) which promotes awareness of privacy issues and the importance of protecting personal information within the public and private sectors. The theme of PAW 2020 is ‘Re-boot your privacy’, which underlines the importance of protecting personal information in an environment where more of our activity and interactions are conducted online. This is particularly relevant as we respond to the very serious challenges presented by the COVID-19 virus.

While our circumstances are changing rapidly as we all adapt to new ways of operating, the importance of protecting personal information remains constant, and staff should continue to be guided by the key principles of good privacy practice when handling personal information. Staff are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the Territory Privacy Principles (TPPs) contained in the Information Privacy Act 2014 (the Act) which set out rules for the handling and management of personal information by ACT public sector agencies, including schools and to view the attachments to this alert. Further information is available on Index on the Privacy at Work page.

Attachments:

For more information, contact Information Access, Sheelagh Brennan on (02) 620 59159

Kristen Foster, Executive Branch Manager, Governance and Community Liaison For Infomation

Wellbeing webinars

One of our Employee Assistance Providers, Converge will be running a webinar series focusing on wellbeing topics, featuring practical tips and ideas for looking after yourself. These webinars will include presentations with interactive individual activities and a live Q & A session. Webinars will be repeated at 10am and 3pm daily, with a different topic each day.

You can book using the attached ‘Wellbeing Webinar Booking’ PDF and clicking on your preferred webinar and time. Please note that the webinars are not specific to the ACT Government and are open to employees in other organisations so keep this in mind when participating.

Attachments:

For more information, contact Converge

Rory Martin, Executive Branch Manager,
People and Performance
For Infomation

8/20

28
April
2020

Latest ESO newsletter and updated information now available

The latest issue of the weekly ESO newsletter is now available on Sharepoint. The newsletter provides information and support for all our ESO staff on working from home. You can access it below.

Additionally, information on COVID-19 and working from home can now be accessed by ESO staff on the new Intranet platform, developed by the Media and Communications team. You can access this information via Index. For school staff, log on as usual. For ESO staff, you’ll need to use your @ed.act.edu.au account to log on. If you need to reset your password, please contact Shared Services through the portal or call 6207 9000.

Attachments:

For more information, contact EDU.media@act.gov.au

Nicole Moore, Executive Branch Manager,
Strategic Policy and Covid-19 Incident Management Team
For Infomation

7/20

24
March
2020

Policy Development Framework - resources now available on Index

The Policy Framework has been designed in consultation with the Policy and Procedures Reference Group (PPRG), to guide policy owners through the policy development process in a way that ensures policy owners are able to consider every element of best practice policy development and therefore ensuring consideration of our own legal, policy and engagement obligations.

Policy development resources are now available on Index to support Directorate policy owners in understanding the Policy Development Framework. If you require further information about the policy development process, please contact Ellen Groves, Governance, Policy and Procedures on 6207 7459, ellen.groves@act.gov.au

For more information, contact Governance, Policy and Procedures, Ellen Groves on (02) 620 77459

Danielle Krajina, Executive Branch Manager, Governance and Community Liaison For Infomation

Potentially combustible cladding on ACT Public Schools

A 2017 audit of ACT Government owned buildings found that some buildings may have potentially combustible cladding, including a number of ACT public schools. Experts from Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD) have assessed that all of these buildings are safe to occupy.

All impacted school principals have been contacted directly. It is important to note that the presence of cladding does not necessarily mean that there is an increased fire risk. A more comprehensive assessment will soon be undertaken by qualified Fire Engineers to assess the fire risk these materials may pose. We will work with schools to arrange this assessment and to identify mitigation options and approaches, or removal of the material. For more information see the attached fact sheets or visit education.act.gov.au.

Attachments:

Andrew Parkinson,
A/g Executive Group Manager, Business Services
For Infomation

6/20

17
March
2020

2020 teacher professional registration renewal reminder

All teachers are reminded that they will need to complete their professional teacher registration renewal by COB Tuesday, 31 March 2020, including allowing time for bank transaction clearances. Therefore, it is recommended that teaching staff lodge and pay renewals no later than Friday 20 March 2020.

Principals/Managers are requested to check professional learning verifications are completed to avoid delays in the renewal submission by individuals. Principals/Managers should also be actively monitoring the TQI portal for expiry dates for Professional Registration and WwVP for their teaching staff.

As stated, under sub-clause N1.2 of the ACT Education Directorate (Teaching Staff) Enterprise Agreement 2018-2022:

Where a teacher no longer has professional registration, for example, by not reaching required probation and full registration, by failing to renew registration or if the ACT Teacher Quality Institute cancels registration, this may result in the termination of the teacher’s employment with the Directorate.

For information on Professional Registration/Maintaining Registration refer to the TQI website at https://www.tqi.act.edu.au/teach-in-the-act/renew.

For more information, contact HR Recruitment and Operations, Bec Nicholls on (02) 620 55000

Alison Stott, Executive Branch Manager,
People and Performance
Action Required
31 March 2020

Quarterly strategic plan update

The Quarterly Strategic Plan Update provides a summary of our progress towards achieving our strategic goals in 2020. This quarter, our spotlight initiative celebrates our commitment to making Evidence Informed Decisions through the School Administration System – Academic Reporting module. Congratulations to all involved in the successful implementation of this module.

Attachments:

For more information, contact Strategic Implementation Team, Emma Sculthorpe on (02) 620 71120

Nicole Moore, Executive Branch Manager,
Strategic Policy
For Infomation

REMINDER: Managing employee absences

As provided under the Directorate’s Enterprise Agreements, all staff are required to submit an application for leave prior to any planned absence or, for unplanned absences, within 10 days of the initial absence unless there are exceptional circumstances (e.g. hospitilisation).

Staff must submit applications for annual leave (staff other than teachers) and personal leave, electronically using HR21. Alternately, staff can also submit leave applications (all types) through the Shared Services Portal - Apply For Leave.

Principals and Managers are responsible for managing employee absences in accordance with the Managing Employee Absences Policy and relevant procedures and leave guidelines. Further, they are also responsible for approving leave in HR21 and leave applications submitted through the Shared Services Portal.

Principals and Managers must ensure that relevant documentary evidence (medical certificates and statutory declarations) have been sighted before approving leave applications.

Absences not covered by approved leave will be treated as an unauthorised absence and may result in salary and/or disciplinary action in accordance in the Managing Employee Absences – Mandatory Procedures.

For more information, contact Workplace Relations, Melissa Joyce on (02) 620 72647

Alison Stott, Executive Branch Manager,
People and Performance
For Infomation

UPDATE: Teaching staff enterprise agreement implementation

Following the last EA Implementation Committee meeting, held on 3 March 2020, the following agreed documents have been finalised and endorsed:

These documents support the implementation of the Teaching Staff EA and all schools are encouraged to review them. Updates on the implementation of the Teaching Staff EA are available on Index.

For more information, contact Workplace Relations, Melissa Joyce on (02) 620 72647

Alison Stott, Executive Branch Manager,
People and Performance
For Infomation

Update to Director-General Financial Delegations

The Director-General Financial Delegations have been updated for 2020. Changes include an update to the Licence and Facility Hire Agreements schedule and the Official Hospitality schedule.

Please review these updated financial delegations and ensure you are aware of your financial delegated responsibilities.

https://index.ed.act.edu.au/governance/delegations.html

For more information, contact Schools Resourcing and Finance, Lyndal Crane on (02) 620 50707

Lynette Daly, Executive Branch Manager,
Strategic Finance and Procurement
For Infomation

Theft of electric bicycles at 220 Northbourne Avenue

The two EDU electric bicycles have been recently stolen from the secure car park at 220 Northbourne Ave. The point of entry has been identified and works to re-secure this area have been completed.

A review of bicycle usage and opportunities for bicycle fleet sharing with other ACT Government Agencies will be undertaken before any replacement decision is made.

John Nakkan, Executive Branch Manager, Infrastructure and Capital Works For Infomation

People and Performance events postponed

In light of current precautionary measures to manage the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), events organised by People and Performance for Term 1 have been postponed.

See below for the list of postponed events.

We appreciate your patience during this time.

Attachments:

For more information, contact People and Performance, People Capability Team on (02) 6207 7649

Katie Dunn and Michelle Caulfield, Senior Directors, People and Performance For Infomation
17 March 2020

5/20

10
March
2020

Table saw safety - woodwork

Woodworking saws, known as panel or table saws, are just one of the many powered tools used by students and staff in the woodwork technology areas of senior schools. The hazards associated with the operation of all powered equipment/tools either fixed or portable can’t be over emphasized. These hazards must be identified, and the operational risks managed. 

This Alert is a reminder to all staff that when operating powered equipment, or supervising students, that safety guarding is in place, push sticks are used where appropriate, SOPs are displayed adjacent to equipment and the plant/equipment is in good working order prior to commencement. Operational student induction must be completed, and student operators closely monitored.

Attachments:

For more information, contact Health Safety and Wellbeing, John Collits on (02) 620 51736

Alison Stott, Executive Branch Manager,
People and Performance
For Infomation

Reportable conduct scheme training

The ACT Education Directorate has again partnered with Halloran Morrissey to provide training to all employees on the ACT Reportable Conduct Scheme. Child safety is paramount to the Directorate and it is important that staff understand their responsibilities within the scheme. If staff have not attended a face to face training session, they are encouraged to do so.

  • New Principals/Deputy Principals training (full day) is available on 13 and 20 March 2020.
  • All staff training (3:30pm to 5:00pm) is available on 19, 23 and 26 March 2020.

For further details and to enroll please visit the Professional Learning and Events Calendar (PLEC).

For more information, contact Workplace Relations, Sarah Tarrant on (02) 620 54419

Alison Stott, Executive Branch Manager,
People and Performance
For Infomation

4/20

3
March
2020

2020 Teacher Professional Registration Renewal - Reminder

All teachers are reminded that they will need to complete their professional teacher registration renewal by COB Tuesday, 31 March 2020, including allowing time for bank transaction clearances. Therefore, it is recommended that teaching staff lodge and pay renewals no later than Friday 20 March 2020.

Principals/Managers are requested to check professional learning verifications are completed to avoid delays in the renewal submission by individuals. Principals/Managers should also be actively monitoring the TQI portal for expiry dates for Professional Registration and WwVP for their teaching staff.

As stated, under sub-clause N1.2 of the ACT Education Directorate (Teaching Staff) Enterprise Agreement 2018-2022:

Where a teacher no longer has professional registration, for example, by not reaching required probation and full registration, by failing to renew registration or if the ACT Teacher Quality Institute cancels registration, this may result in the termination of the teacher’s employment with the Directorate.

For information on Professional Registration/Maintaining Registration refer to the TQI website at https://www.tqi.act.edu.au/teach-in-the-act/renew.

For more information, contact HR Recruitment and Operations, Bec Nicholls on (02) 620 55000

Alison Stott, Executive Branch Manager,
People and Performance
Action Required
31 March 2020

People Capability Calendar - Term 1

The People Capability Calendar is now available for all Education Directorate staff to register for development opportunities during term 1. These opportunities are in addition to the programs available through the ACT Government Workforce Learning and Development training calendar.

Term 1 schedule is as follows:

Program Date
New Staff Induction Tuesday 24 March
Joint Selection Committee Recruitment Panel Training Tuesday 10 March
Thursday 26 March
Respect, Equity and Diversity Training Wednesday 1 April (Staff)
Tuesday 7 April (Managers)
New School Leader (WHS) Induction Friday 20 March (New School Leaders)

For more information about each of our development opportunities, please visit our People Capability Index page. Registration for all of our programs can be done via EDULearningandDevelopment@act.gov.au

All requests for enrolment must be sent by close of business one week prior to the training date.

For more information, contact People and Performance, People Capability Team

Alison Stott, Executive Branch Manager,
People and Performance
For Infomation

3/20

18
February
2020

2020 Teacher Professional Registration Renewal

All teachers are reminded that they will need to complete their professional teacher registration renewal by COB Tuesday, 31 March 2020, including allowing time for bank transaction clearances. Therefore, it is recommended that teaching staff lodge and pay renewals no later than Friday 20 March 2020.

Principals/Managers are requested to check professional learning verifications are completed to avoid delays in the renewal submission by individuals. Principals/Managers should also be actively monitoring the TQI portal for expiry dates for Professional Registration and WwVP for their teaching staff.

As stated, under sub-clause N1.2 of the ACT Education Directorate (Teaching Staff) Enterprise Agreement 2018-2022:

Where a teacher no longer has professional registration, for example, by not reaching required probation and full registration, by failing to renew registration or if the ACT Teacher Quality Institute cancels registration, this may result in the termination of the teacher’s employment with the Directorate.

For information on Professional Registration/Maintaining Registration refer to the TQI website at https://www.tqi.act.edu.au/teach-in-the-act/renew.

For more information, contact HR Recruitment and Operations, Bec Nicholls on (02) 620 55000

Alison Stott, Executive Branch Manager,
People and Performance
Action Required
31 March 2020

Teaching Staff EA Implementation Update

In December 2019, the joint EDU and AEU Implementation Committee finalised the following major EA initiatives:

  • The School Annual EA Implementation Plan will now replace the requirement for school workload committees and the School Workload Reduction Plan process. This plan will need to be finalised by the end of Term 1, 2020, and
  • The Class Sizes Policy and Procedures have been agreed and published.

These documents and any updates on the implementation of the Teaching Staff EA are available on Index. All schools are encouraged to review these documents.

For more information, contact Workplace Relations, Melissa Joyce on (02) 620 72647

Alison Stott, Executive Branch Manager,
People and Performance
Action Required
9 April
2020

Reduction of Meeting Room Capacity at HBCTL

Due to urgent operational requirements, meeting room 2 at HBCTL will be unavailable from the evening of Thursday 13 February for a period of approximately three months. The Directorate apologises for the short notice and inconvenience for existing bookings. ICW staff will be contacting existing booking contacts for these rooms to assist where possible with alternative arrangements. A reminder that meeting facilities are also available at 220 NBA which can be booked online.

The Directorate acknowledges that a number of meeting facilities at the HBCTL are currently offline due to the need to accommodate increasing staff numbers. Work is progressing to develop a long-term strategy to maintain the ongoing development and availability of meeting facilities at HBCTL.

For more information, contact Asset Strategies, John Ryan on (02) 620 51874

John Nakkan, Executive Branch Manager, Infrastructure and Capital Works For Infomation
18 February 2020

2/20

11
February
2020

Emergency Response - ACTPS Advice relating to staff entitlements and access to leave during novel coronavirus outbreak

Please refer to the “Emergency Response - ACTPS Advice relating to staff entitlements and access to leave during novel coronavirus outbreak” for information on managing workforce issues in relation to the current novel coronavirus outbreak.

This advice relates only to leave and payment arrangements for ACTPS employees under the relevant Enterprise Agreements and is not designed to provide or replace any medical advice.

Attachments:

For more information, contact HR Business Partners on (02) 620 79772

Alison Stott, Executive Branch Manager,
People and Performance
For Information

Australian Education Union - New Educator Conference and Industrial Retreat

The AEU will hold a two-day conference for new educators and a two-day industrial retreat, with details below:

New Educator Conference

  • When: Thursday 5 & Friday 6 March 2020
  • Where: Yarramundi Cultural Centre, 245 Lady Denman Drive, Canberra Central

Industrial Retreat

  • When: Thursday 2 & Friday 3 April 2020
  • Where: Fitzroy Falls Conference and Adventure Centre, 71 Ryans Lane, Wildes Meadow NSW 2577

Staff wishing to attend the New Educator Conference and/or the Industrial Retreat must seek prior approval from the relevant principal/manager for the period of the leave as soon as is possible. Leave to attend the events, i.e. Industrial Leave, is an entitlement set out in Clause G5 – Attendance at Industrial Relations Courses and Seminars within ACTPS Enterprise Agreements. Managers/Principal should make every effort to facilitate the attendance of those wishing to participate in the events, subject to operations requirements.

For more information, contact Workplace Relations, Cassandra House on (02) 620 59588

Alison Stott, Executive Branch Manager,
People and Performance
For Information

1/20

4
February
2020

January Strategic Plan Update

The January Strategic Plan Monthly Update summarises our progress towards achieving our commitments in 2019. This month we have featured the Community Engagement Program for the modernisation of Narrabundah College to highlight our commitment to creating schools where students love to learn. Congratulations to all involved in this successful example of best practice in consultation, we look forward to seeing the preliminary designs for the modernised campus later this year.

Attachments:

For more information, contact Strategic Implementation Team, Nicole Moore on (02) 620 54999

Executive Governance Committee For Infomation

Expressions of Interest called for the position: Administration Officer, Children's Education and Care Assurance, ASO5

Please find attached details for the position.

Attachments:

For more information, contact Quality Assurance and Audit, Susan Sullivan on (02) 620 71093

Sean Moysey, Executive
Branch Manager,
Early Childhood Policy and Regulation
For Infomation
14 February 2020

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