EPA Regulatory Transformation Restructure

19 July 2018

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has written to the Public Service Association (PSA) to inform the PSA of a restructure in the Regulation Directorate of the EPA.

The EPA states that the restructure is “to better support our Regulation and Assessments functions” and is based on staff feedback and benchmarking “with other Environment Protection organisations”

Further, the EPA does not have a proposed structure to date. However according to their letter they intend to have one available for staff feedback in September 2018.

According to Clause 34 of your Enterprise Agreement (South Australian Modern Public Sector Enterprise Agreement: Salaried 2017) you are entitled to be consulted. As part of this clause the Government has committed that:

    34.1.5 Employee representatives will be given the opportunity to adequately consult with theb people they represent in the workplace, in relation to any proposed changes that may affect employees’ working conditions or the services employees provide.

The PSA will be writing to the EPA requesting opportunities for members to participate in consultation through a number of meetings. Once the EPA has a proposed organisational structure PSA members will be able to provide feedback to the PSA which will be submitted in a non-identifying manner.

EPA staff who are not yet members of the PSA can join the PSA to ensure that their voice is heard as part of the collective PSA membership. Current members are encouraged to talk with their colleagues about joining the PSA. EPA staff can join the PSA online (here) or by contacting PSA Organiser Joshua Reiter by email joshua.reiter@cpsu.asn.au