News Archives August 2018

Urgent - Calling for Nominations to be part of the EPAS Review Reference Group

The Public Service Association (PSA) has been asked to nominate two PSA members who use the Enterprise Administration System (EPAS) to be part of the EPAS Review Reference Group. more>

SALHN Mental Health (MH) – Older Persons Mental Health Services Community Team (opmhsct) Workload Issues – Response from SALHN MH Management

Following contact from members, the Public Service Association (PSA) has raised Southern OPMHSCT workload issues with SALHN MH management. more>

New Housing Authority Contracts

The Public Service Association (PSA) has been provided further information from the Department of Human Services (DHS) (acting on behalf of the South Australian Housing Authority) following our Information Update yesterday (2 August 2018) and can provide members further critical information regarding employment contracts in the new Authority. more>

Update - NALHN – Modbury Hospital Asbestos Concerns

The Public Service Association (PSA) has received a response from the NALHN Manager of Workforce Health and Safety (WHS) further to the PSA Information Update sent to members on 3 August 2018 regarding safety concerns and asbestos on an area of Level 6 that is used for storage of files for Medical Records and also in Medical Records itself. more>

TAFE SA – Student Experience Services – University Open Days

The Public Service Association (PSA) has been contacted by members, querying their entitlements in relation to a TAFE SA email request for staff to assist in working with Marketing and Lecturing staff to promote TAFE SA at University Open Days, on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday in mid-August. more>

Child Protection - Proposed Structure for the Elizabeth Office

The Public Service Association (PSA) received a letter from Sue Barr, Director Northern Region, Department for Child Protection (DCP) on Friday 3 August 2018 formally advising of proposed changes to the structure at the Elizabeth Office. more>

NALHN – Proposed Outpatient Ophthalmology Model of Care (MoC) – Response from NALHN

Following the last Public Service Association (PSA) Information Update on 18 June 2018 seeking members' feedback regarding the proposed NALHN Outpatient Ophthalmology MoC, the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) has now forwarded their response to the PSA and members’ feedback. more>

ASO1 Audit Update – Win for SAPOL Members

During the recent Enterprise Bargaining negotiations the Public Service Association (PSA) successfully negotiated the ASO1 Audit as a mechanism to address the large number of ASO1 staff across the Public Sector who are under classified. more>

REMINDER - South Australian Superannuation Board And Superannuation Funds Management Corporation of SA Elections 2018

This year, two Board member positions on Super SA and one Board member position on Funds SA are up for election. Voting papers have been posted out from Monday 30 July 2018. The ballot is being conducted by the Electoral Commission of South Australia. more>

SARDI Contract Survey Results And Action on Contract Employment Update

Thank you to the large number of staff at SARDI who completed the survey about rolling term contracts. The results give us a strong argument for change to the current policy of rolling short term contracts. more>

Keep Stability for Disability – Supported Community Accommodation Update

The PSA has commenced a campaign to Keep Stability for Disability to put pressure on the State Government to go back to the original plan for Supported Community Accommodation to be managed by a public corporation and not be privatised to the NGO sector. more>

National SSO Week August 13 - 17 2018

13 - 17 August 2018 is National School Services Officers (SSOs) week. It is the week we recognise the important role that SSOs play in educating Australia’s children and young people. more>

DPTI Consultative Forum: Cuts to Employee Representation

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) is proposing to cut the number of employee representatives on the DPTI Consultative Forum by more than half. more>

Social Work Review – DE Response to PSA Member Feedback

The Public Service Association (PSA) has received responses from the Department for Education (DE) to PSA member feedback on the Social Work Review. more>

Drug and Alcohol Policy – SAET Conference Postponed

The Public Service Association (PSA) was due to be heard on Thursday 9 August 2018 in the South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET) regarding the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) Drug and Alcohol Policy and Program. On the morning of the hearing the PSA received a request to postpone the hearing due to DPTI representatives being unable to attend the hearing. more>

Wiltja Boarding – Review Of Rostering Arrangements

The Department for Education (DE) has formally advised the PSA of their intention to undertake a review of the rostering arrangements in Wiltja Boarding. more>

NALHN - Proposed Restructure – Oncology Clinical Trials Unit - Member Feedback Sought

NALHN has invited the Public Service Association (PSA) to provide feedback about the above proposed restructure. The restructure is proposed to be trialled for 12 months with a review prior to completion to ascertain if the proposed structure meets the needs of the Clinical Trials Unit. more>

Women’s And Children’s Health Network (WCHN) – Proposed Restructure – Corporate Communications - Member Feedback Sought

The WCHN has invited the Public Service Association (PSA) to provide feedback about the above proposed restructure. more>

Tafe SA - Proposed Governance Realignment – Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) Creches - Member Feedback Sought

TAFE SA has invited the Public Service Association (PSA) to provide feedback about the proposed governance realignment of AMEP Creches from the Foundation Skills Business Unit Director to the Facilities, ICT and Procurement Business Unit Executive Director. more>

Disability Services Update - News and Actions

There has been a number of developments in the area of Disability in Government over the past few weeks. PSA Lead Organiser has met with members at a number of sites and attended staff briefings about latest developments in disability. more>

DPTI - Driving Procedure and Cultural Safety Procedure Consultation

The Public Service Association (PSA) has received copies of the draft Driving Procedure and the draft Cultural Safety Procedure for consultation. more>

Pre-budget Submission - You are Essential

The work PSA members and the greater Public Service do every day to provide services to the public, address inequality, manage the state, and plan for the future is essential for the people of South Australia. more>