News Archives March 2018

SafeWorkSA - Review Into Dangerous Substance Team | Feedback Please

Members may be aware that SafeWorkSA is looking at restructuring the Dangerous Substances Team. Following the PSA member meeting yesterday, it is clear that this restructure has implications for others in the Inspectorate beyond the Dangerous Substances Team. more>

NALHN | Consultation Papers | Proposed Patient Information and Administrative Services Management Restructure

Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) has invited the Public Service Association (PSA) to provide feedback about the Proposed Patient Information and Administrative Services (PIAS) Management Restructure. more>

TAFE SA | External Reviews | Member Feedback Sought to Inform PSA Meeting with Nous Review Team – TAFE SA Quality Review

Further to the Public Service Association’s (PSA) Information Update of 16 February 2018, the PSA thanks all members for their feedback in relation to the matters covered by the Moran Review Terms of Reference (TORs). more>

DOM Care Update

Last Friday and this Monday, PSA Lead Organiser visited all Dom Care sites to discuss any final issues or questions members had before making the decision about whether to move to RDNS or stay with Government. more>

Member Feedback Sought: DPTI Work Health And Safety Documents

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

SALHN Mental Health (MH) | Proposed Temporary Governance Structure | Final Employer Response to PSA Feedback

SALHN have now released their response to member feedback regarding the proposed interim Principal Discipline Allied Health Lead (PDL) Job & Person Specifications' (J&PS’). more>

Fantastic Outcomes – Well Done Community Corrections, Edwardstown

The Public Service Association (PSA) wishes to congratulate members at Community Corrections Edwardstown for their commitment and steadfastness in progressing issues of importance to them over the past few months. more>

SA Dental Service – Dental Therapists – Transition to AHP Stream

The Public Service Association (PSA) has now commenced discussions with the Office for the Public Sector (OPS) and SA Dental Service (SADS) for the translation of Dental Therapists into the Allied Health Professional (AHP) Stream. This is as an outcome of the new South Australian Modern Public Sector Enterprise Agreement (Appendix 1 of Appendix 6A on page 119). more>

TAFE SA | Moran/Bannikoff Strategic Capability Review | PSA Submission

The Public Service Association (PSA) thanks all members who attended the members' meeting regarding this review, provided information by email, and also your TAFE SA PSA Worksite Representatives who met with the review team with PSA officers. more>

SA Health – Mental Health – Member Feedback Sought - Review of the Restraint and Seclusion in Mental Health Services Policy Guideline and Associated Documents

SA Health’s Cheif Psychiatrist has written to the Public Service Association (PSA) seeking feedback in relation to a review of the current Restraint and Seclusion in Mental Health Services Policy Guideline which is formally due for review from 31 May 2018. more>

Port Adelaide Relocation Update - Shared Services

After requests from PSA members to continue engagement with management ensuring their issues about the relocation are addressed, a new committee between management and union representatives has been established. more>

PSA Requests a Change to the Tax Treatment for the Sector Retention Payment

Public Service Association (PSA) members in Domicilliary Care were disappointed that the Australian Tax Office did not find that the $15,000 Sector Retention payment was an ETP but instead it would be taxed at the normal salary rate. more>

ICU Crib Break Approval – Workplace Flexibility Agreement

The Public Service Association (PSA) has recently received formal correspondence from the Department for Correctional Services (DCS) advising that the proposal to extend crib breaks on day shifts for Intensive Compliance Officers is supported, subject to a review 12 months following implementation. This arrangement will need to be finalised through a Workplace Flexibility Agreement (WFA). more>

Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Agency | Proposed National Triage And Assessment Team | Consultation

The Public Service Association (PSA) has been advised by AHPRA that, as part of the ongoing development of a national function operating model for notifications, they are proposing to establish a national notification triage and assessment team (transition). The purpose of the team is to inform the development of the future model and respond to current operational needs. more>

Members Keep SA Pathology Labs Delivering Despite Difficulties

The Public Service Association (PSA) met with SA Pathology senior management on 22 March 2018 and heard that contracted software provider CERNER has global staff working around the clock to find and solve the current communication issues. more>

Reforming of CFS Employee Working Party

The Public Service Association (PSA) advise members working in Country Fire Service (CFS) that the Employee Working Party (EWP), which has been in recess for a number of months, is to be reformed. more>

NALHN | Discussion Paper | Proposed Lyell Mcewin Hospital Allied Health Office Space Utilisation

Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) has invited the Public Service Association (PSA) to provide feedback about the proposed Lyell McEwin Hospital (LMH) Allied Health (AH) Office Space Utilisation. more>

Reminder – Retention Leave Five Year Balance Clearance

The Public Service Association (PSA) reminds members who have accrued retention leave entitlements since 2012 that you are now approaching the important five year date. If you have not taken or had paid out a minimum of four days retention leave (or pro-rata for part time employees) prior to 30 June 2018, you will lose that minimum entitlement. more>