Higher Duties Allowance - SA Health

07 July 2016

From 1 July 2016 the SA Health (Health Care Act) HR Manual no longer applies to employees who are employed under the South Australian Public Sector Wages Parity Enterprise Agreement: Salaried 2014.

 

The responsibilities and rights for those members performing higher duties are now contained in the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment Determination 1. This is explained at page 9 and in part reads;

 

PROVISION OF ADDITIONAL DUTIES TO AN EMPLOYEE BY A PUBLIC SECTOR AGENCY

 

A public sector agency may also direct an employee under section 50 of the PS Act to perform specified duties in addition to those which the employee would normally perform and on which the employee's remuneration level is based – that is, at a higher classification level, in which case additional remuneration can be paid. Additional remuneration paid must be appropriate to the tasks being undertaken and reflect the level of responsibility.

 

PAYMENT OF ADDITIONAL DUTIES ALLOWANCE

 

There is no minimum statutory requirement relating to the number of days that additional duties are to be performed in order for an employee to be paid an allowance for performing such duties (i.e. a minimum of 5 days is not required to enable a payment to be made.)

 

    • an employee is entitled to be paid for the value of the duties they are required to perform;”

       

For further information contact PSA Senior Industrial Officer Sue Cummins by email at sc@cpsu.asn.au or by phone on (08) 8205 3260.