Business Services Review | Feedback Requested

02 May 2019

The Public Service Association (PSA) has been attending regular consultative forums about the functional review of Business Services at Adelaide Youth Training Centre (AYTC) and Grenfell Street. Formal correspondence has now been received from the Department of Human Services (DHS) which provides the finalised structure (here) and amended HR Transition Principles (here). The correspondence confirms Kermode Street is the location for the newly formed Business Services Hub. In line with DHS Assignment Policy staff will be provided with a minimum of two weeks to relocate to the new location. Mr Stephan Beale will be overseeing the transition of staff to the new structure. The PSA has visited the new site and has been advised staff inductions in line with health and safety requirements will be undertaken as staff move into Kermode Street.

The PSA has also received copies of the draft role descriptions for the newly created administrative roles. Please review them and provide your feedback via email to PSA. DHS has confirmed the draft role descriptions are not applicable to the security services team. Feedback is requested by close of business 13 May 2019.

Consultative meetings will continue until the new structure is implemented. The next meeting is scheduled for 8 May 2019. Please provide your questions to your local Worksite Representatives for raising at this forum.

DHS has committed to undertaking a review six months post implementation. The review will include work allocation, rotation of staff between Adelaide Youth Training Centre and Community Youth Justice, process improvements, work plan progress and accommodation.

The PSA acknowledges the restructure has been very difficult for members whose roles have been abolished. The PSA has stressed repeatedly the importance of ensuring that these staff are actively managed and supported by DHS to ensure the best possible outcome in these circumstances. DHS has assured the PSA of their intent to do so.