News Archives January 2018

DPTI Work Health And Safety Documents: Members Feedback Sought

The DPTI Safety Section has released four draft Work Health and Safety documents for consultation. more>

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) - Proposed Modified Restructure - CAMHS Response To Members' Feedback

The Public Service Association (PSA) thanks all members who forwarded comments to include in the PSA’s feedback to CAMHS about the proposed modified restructure, released in September 2017. The PSA forwarded the collated feedback to CAMHS on 16 October 2017 more>

DPTI Drug And Alcohol Dispute Update

As a result of the hearing in the South Australian Employment Tribunal about DPTI’s draconian Drug and Alcohol Policy and Program the PSA has successfully gained a guarantee from DPTI that the implementation of random testing will be significantly delayed until (at least) September 2018. more>

Transfer of SA Pharmacy and SA Medical Imaging to CALHN Payroll

Consultation is open regarding the transfer of employees within SA Pharmacy and SA Medical Imaging (SAMI) located at sites other than Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) to the one payroll database. more>

Proposed Generic Role Descriptions And Standardised Position Titles

SA Pharmacy are proposing to standardise role descriptions and position titles across most of the organisation with the view to streamline and simplify classifications, roles and responsibilities, and to support staff flexibility, career progression and succession planning. more>

SAPOL Opens Up For Consultation

The Public Service Association (PSA) has received documentation from South Australia Police (SAPOL) in reference to the establishment of a Public Protection Branch. This new entity will bring together Special Crime Investigation Branch (SCIB), Offender Management Plan (OMP), Police Corrections Section (PCS), and Family and Domestic Violence Branch under one branch with three distinct sections. more>

RAH SAMI Administration Support Review

The long-awaited Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) South Australian Medical Imaging (SAMI) Administration Support Review was delivered today. more>

Make Sure You Vote for the New Enterprise Agreement – The PSA Recommends Voting ‘YES’

The PSA is recommending members support the government’s proposal for a new salaried agreement. The majority of the PSA’s proposals – based on what members told us – are included in the proposed agreement. PSA members can be proud of having achieved many new and improved conditions – and having those conditions protected in a much stronger agreement. more>

PSA Wins Fair Process for Investigations Team

On Tuesday the PSA represented members in the SA Employment Tribunal in a dispute about a “spill and fill” process for positions in the Investigations Team. more>

DEWNR Realignment in Organisational Performance Branch

The PSA has been advised of a ‘realignment’ of roles within the Organisational Performance Branch in the People and Performance Group. The PSA has discussed the changes with the Director of the Branch to ensure that the transition occurs appropriately. more>

Last Chance to Vote for the New Enterprise Agreement - Voting Closes Today | The PSA Recommends Voting ‘YES’

The ballot for the new salaried Enterprise Agreement closes at 5:00pm today, 15 January 2018. The PSA is recommending members support the government’s proposal for a new salaried agreement. more>

SALHN Mental Health (MH) – Proposed Temporary Governance Structure - Employer Response to PSA Feedback

Following the last Public Service Association (PSA) Information Update on 22 November 2017 containing the PSA and members' feedback regarding the proposed Temporary Governance Structure, SALHN MH have now released their response to this feedback. more>

NALHN Mental Health (MH) | Proposed Senior Management Structure | Consolidated Feedback Document

Following the last Public Service Association (PSA) Information Update on 5 December 2017 containing the PSA and members' feedback regarding the proposed Restructure, NALHN MH have now released a document containing a consolidated summary of all feedback received from all sources. more>

WCHN – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) | Release of Final Restructure and Additional Information

Following the last Public Service Association (PSA) Information Update on 3 January 2018 containing CAMHS' response to the PSA and members' feedback, CAMHS have now released the final Restructure documents. more>

Member Safety and Entitlements Will Not Be Compromised!

The PSA met with senior Executives and Workforce from the Department for Correctional Services (DCS) to discuss the issues of concern for members at Edwardstown that had been formalised in four recent correspondence. more>

OPD Restructure Update: DPTI Implementing Review

This week the PSA contacted DPTI asking for an update on the Organisation Performance and Development Section review. The PSA has received a response from DPTI outlining the Department’s intention to implement the review. more>

Enterprise Agreement Ballot Result – A Resounding ‘YES’

Voting for the new Enterprise Agreement closed last week. Late Friday afternoon the PSA was advised of the outcome.The ballot saw an 88.5% vote in favour of the new Enterprise Agreement from a high level of participation. more>

Outstanding Payments for Block Training

The PSA has been approached by some members recently in relation to the matter of penalty payments not received by Department for Communities and Social Inclusion for periods of block training undertaken. more>

Adelaide Youth Training Centre | Meal Break Penalty Payments | Money Claim Has Been Lodged

The PSA lodged an “Application for Money Claim” in the South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET) on 16 January 2018. The money claim is a retrospective claim for meal break penalty payments when the minimum 30 minute unpaid meal break has not been provided. more>

PSA Special Election Forum

Come and hear directly from key political leaders about how they see the role of the public sector and their position on privatisation. more>

SALHN: Rehab V – Vita Square Operational Guideline Consultation Paper

Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) management have sent the Public Service Association (PSA) the Rehab V – Vita Square Operational Guideline Consultation Paper for our consultation. more>

Northern Adelaide Local Health Network | Discussion Paper | Proposed Governance Changes For The Division Of Critical Care

NALHN has invited the Public Service Association (PSA) to provide further feedback regarding the proposed governance changes for the Division of Critical Care. more>

Update on Domiciliary Care and RDNS – PSA to Attend All Information Meetings

RDNS will be taking up the provision of Dom Care currently being provided by the State Government by no later than 30 June this year. more>

Draft Job Profiles – Senior Sheriff’s Officer and Operations Supervisor

The Public Service Association (PSA) has been provided with draft Job Profiles for Senior Sheriff’s Officer and Operations Supervisor roles, following a request to the Courts Administration Authority (CAA). more>

NALHN | Consultation Papers | Physiotherapy Department | Proposed Realignment of Senior Physiotherapy (AHP3) Positions

Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) has invited the Public Service Association (PSA) to provide feedback about the Proposed Realignment of Senior Physiotherapy (AHP3) positions. more>

PSA Special Election Forum Questionnaire

So far the response from members about the PSA Special Election Forum has been fantastic. There is still time to register if you have not done so. more>

SALHN Mental Health (MH) – Proposed Temporary Governance Structure - Employer Response to PSA Feedback

Following the last Public Service Association (PSA) Information Update on 15 January 2018 containing SALHN MH’s response to the PSA and members' feedback regarding the proposed Temporary Governance Structure, SALHN MH have now released two Job and Person Specifications and are seeking feedback regarding these. more>

Agreement Approved Today - South Australian Modern Public Sector Enterprise Agreement: Salaried 2017

The South Australian Modern Public Sector Enterprise Agreement: Salaried 2017 (SAMPSEAS) was formally approved in the South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET) today, Wednesday 31 January 2018. more>