News Archives April 2018

SA Dental Service – Dental Therapists | Transition To AHP Stream Letter of Offer | Translation Process

The Public Service Association (PSA) received a letter late on Thursday 29 March 2018 from the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment proposing the Translation Arrangements for the translation of Dental Therapists into the Allied Health Professional (AHP) Stream more>

DPTI Consultative Forum: Changes to Terms of Reference

The PSA has been advised of changes to the DPTI Consultative Forum’s ‘Terms of Reference’ made by the Forum’s Chairperson. The PSA provided extensive feedback on the previous ‘Terms of Reference’ and it is disappointing that an overwhelming majority of the feedback was not included in the new document. more>

PSA Meets With The New Premier

Representatives from the Public Service Association (PSA) recently met with the new Premier, the Hon. Steven Marshall MP. more>

SA Pathology - Contract to Ongoing Employment | Phase 1 Implementation

Ongoing employment has long been a top priority for PSA members. Included in your new Enterprise Agreement is the statement that “Ongoing employment is the primary form of public sector employment.” more>

DCS Community Corrections - Know Your Rights and Exercise Them

The Public Service Association (PSA) has received feedback recently from members at Edwardstown that there has been an assertion by local management of what constitutes ‘consultation’. The statement was that “management inform staff of their plans… that’s consultation”. more>

DEW - Enterprise Agreement | Flexitime And Toil Clauses

Public Service Association (PSA) Members have achieved a considerable improvement to the clauses in relation to Flexitime and TOIL (Time off in Lieu of Payment for Overtime) in the South Australian Modern Public Sector Enterprise Agreement: Salaried 2017. more>

PSA Update for DECD Regional Office Staff

The PSA met with members working in regional offices last week via teleconference. more>

SafeWorkSA Consultation Processes

There has been some recent confusion generated by the management of SafeworkSA about the process of consultation that is required by the Enterprise Agreement. more>

Have Your Say: Consultation on WHS Issue Resolution Procedure

The procedure for resolving Work Health and Safety (WHS) issues arising in the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) is open for consultation. more>

Dental Therapists – Transition to AHP Stream Update (NO.2)

Following the previous Information Update of 6 April 2018, the Public Service Association (PSA) has received a diverse range of responses from members that are affected by the proposed translation. more>

SALHN Mental Health (MH) – Member Feedback Sought – Draft Acute Mental Health Services Model of Care

SALHN MH has invited the Public Service Association (PSA) to provide feedback about the draft Acute Mental Health Services Model of Care (MoC). more>

Return to Work SA - Enterprise Agreement Offer

Over the past several months the Public Service Association (PSA) has been negotiating a new Enterprise Agreement on behalf of PSA members at ReturntoWork SA (RTWSA). more>

All SA Pathology Members Meeting at the QEH

The PSA members meeting held at the QEH on Saturday 7 April 2018 was well attended and very productive. The meeting provided an excellent opportunity for members to share stories, information and issues with each-other, and for the PSA Organiser for SA Pathology to support, outline and explain measures available to members that might contribute towards resolution of issues. more>

Restructures Announced in Shared Services: Business Systems And Performance - Staff Development Team - Call for Feedback

PSA Member feedback is requested for the proposed restructure of the BS&P Staff Development Team. Impacted staff were called to a meeting on 12 April 2018. more>

NALHN | Response to PSA Feedback | Proposed Patient Information and Administrative Services Restructure

Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) has provided a response to the feedback provided on behalf of members by the Public Service Association (PSA) in relation to the Proposed Patient Information and Administrative Services (PIAS) Management Restructure. more>

WCHN | Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) | Information Regarding Updating Of Job And Person Specifications (J&PS) in Preparation for Implementation of Statewide Restructure

Clause 1.8 in the Salaried Staff Human Resource Principles for the CAMHS Statewide Restructure current J&PS must be updated in preparation for the implementation phase. more>

AYTC - Proposed Night Supervisor Roster Trial

The Public Service Association (PSA) has recently been advised that a trial roster for Night Supervisor staff at the Adelaide Youth Training Centre (AYTC) is being proposed. more>

CALHN Mental Health (MH) | Member Feedback Sought | Proposed Staffing Profiles, QEH MH Short Stay Unit (SSU)

CALHN MH has invited the Public Service Association (PSA) to provide feedback about the proposed staffing profiles for the QEH MH SSU. more>

Community Corrections - Crib Break Update

The Public Service Association (PSA) has been consistently and tirelessly pursuing the finalisation of a Workplace Flexibility Agreement (WFA) for Intensive Compliance Officers (ICOs) at Edwardstown Community Corrections. more>

Additional Compensation for Certain Work-related Injuries or Illnesses

The Public Service Association (PSA) has achieved Award changes to provide income protection for workers seriously injured at work in certain circumstances. The Award variations were approved in the South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET) on 20 April 2018 and will apply retrospectively to cover any eligible injury sustained from 30 September 1987 more>

Proposed Multidisciplinary Approach to Recruitment for Child Protection Roles

The PSA met with the Department for Child Protection (DCP) Chief Executive, Cathy Taylor, on Monday 23 April 2018 to discuss a proposal to broaden the range of qualifications that DCP can accept to recruit new employees beyond Social Worker qualifications. This information was also tabled at the DCP Consultative forum immediately after this meeting. more>

Financial Counsellors – PSA Meets with the Department

At the request of the Public Service Association (PSA), a meeting was held with the Department for Child Protection (DCP) to discuss the issues and concerns of PSA members in relation to the proposed changes to Financial Counselling. more>

What Is Happening To The $15,000 Tax Treatment?

PSA Worksite Representatives and members have contacted the PSA for updates about the tax treatment of the $15,000 payment for moving to the RDNS. more>

Dental Therapists – Transition to AHP Stream

The Public Service Association (PSA) received a letter on Thursday 26 April 2018 from the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment (CPSE) adding to the original proposed Translation Arrangements for the transition of Dental Therapists into the Allied Health Professional (AHP) Stream received 28 March 2018. more>

Annual Allowance Increases Applicable for 2018 from 22 December 2017

The following allowances have been increased in accordance with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the four quarters to September 2017. The CPI increase is 1.8% for Adelaide. Interstate allowances increase by 1.8%. The new rates are payable from the first full pay period on or after 22 December 2017. The old rates are shown in brackets. more>

Changes to the Department for Environment and Water

Members have contacted the PSA concerned about several potential changes to the Department which could affect their work. more>

Flinders Medical Centre: PSA Members Have Their Say!

PSA Organisers recently visited the Flinders Medical Centre to hear first hand from members what issues matter most to them.Over the course of two days PSA Organisers met with members and sought feedback on their experiences, challenges and suggestions about working at Flinders. more>