News Archives January 2019

NALHN Mental Health (MH) | Draft Adult Inpatient Mental Health Services Model of Care (MoC) | Member Feedback Sought

NALHN MH has invited the Public Service Association (PSA) to provide feedback about the draft MoC for Adult Inpatient Mental Health Services. more>

SALHN Mental Health (MH) | Draft SALHN MH Community Mental Health (CMH) Reform Service Plan and Proposed Workforce Profiles | PSA Members’ Feedback

The Public Service Association (PSA) thanks members for the high volume of feedback provided to the PSA at member meetings, and via phone and email, regarding the draft SALHN MH CMH Reform Service Plan and proposed workforce profiles. more>

CALHN Sleep Services Review

A review of the CALHN Sleep Service has recently been undertaken by Carramar Consulting and a report has been presented to CALHN Executive. more>

TAFE SA PSA Update – PSA Workplace Survey; And Who Are Your PSA Worksite Representatives?

PSA Organiser visited all metropolitan TAFE SA sites in November last year and held a country tele/video conference in December. more>

NALHN | Proposed Changes to Financial Services | PSA Members’ Feedback and NALHN Response

The Public Service Association (PSA) thanks members for the feedback provided to the PSA regarding the above proposals. The consolidated feedback forwarded by the PSA to NALHN on 20 December 2018. more>

Workplace Changes Within DPTI (2)

The Public Service Association (PSA) has been informed of a number of proposed restructures within the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI). more>

SA Pathology - Phlebotomist Campaign

Phlebotomists employed by SA Pathology have reported to the Public Service Association (PSA) that their roles have changed during their tenure. The job now involves increased complexity, greater responsibility and the impact of outcomes is more significant. Changes of this nature may result in a reclassification. more>

DPTI - Work Health and Safety Guidelines and Procedures Update

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) has informed the Public Service Association (PSA) of the outcome of the consultation leading to changes in the following Work Health & Safety (WHS) Guidelines and Procedures more>

Adelaide Remand Centre Privatisation | Northfield Transition Work-group Meeting

Public Service Association (PSA) Worksite Representatives from the Adelaide Remand Centre (ARC), Yatala Labour Prison (YLP) and Adelaide Women’s Prison/Adelaide Pre-release Centre (AWP/APC) attended an ARC Transition Work-group meeting at YLP on 7 January 2019. more>

Still Time to Provide Feedback on Workplace Changes Within DPTI

Members wanting to provide feedback on any of the current restructures happening in the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) are reminded to provide their feedback to PSA by 5:00pm Wednesday 16 January 2019. more>

Axing of Financial Counsellors Update

The Public Service Association (PSA) and Members continue to fight against the Axing of the Financial Counselling Program. While the Department for Child Protection (DCP) are progressing with the proposed axing of the program, the PSA is actively campaigning to prevent this essential program from closure. more>

Shared Services | Special Leave With Pay

Members from Shared Services have been contacting the PSA to ask about their rights in regards to Special Leave with and without pay. more>

Proposals for Restructuring Across Safework SA

After the December announcements of proposals for change following the budget reductions imposed on SafeWork SA a number of groups got together to consider submissions in response. more>

DCS | PDO Falling an a Public Holiday | Payment for the Public Holiday

The Public Service Association (PSA) has received enquiries from members who recently had a PDO fall on a public holiday. more>

Service SA Campaign Update: The Fight Continues!

PSA Worksite Representatives and PSA Organiser met with DPTI on Friday 18 January 2019 to discuss the Department’s plans to close Mitcham, Modbury and Prospect Service SA Centres. more>

DPTI Hazardous Chemical Procedure: PSA Recommend Changes

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) Safety Team has written to the Public Service Association (PSA) in relation to the recommended changes the PSA made to the Hazardous Chemical Procedure through the consultation period that occurred in December 2018. more>

Criminal and Relevant History Screening Policy and Directive

Statewide Clinical Support Services (SCSS) recently issued a directive to all SCSS staff regarding their Criminal and Relevant History Screening. more>

DPTI Structural Realignment: New Divisions Announced | Send us Your Comments and Questions

The Public Service Association (PSA) was advised on Wednesday 23 January 2019 of the structural realignment of the existing 3 Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) Divisions into 6 Divisions. more>

Rally to Save Service SA From Closures

The State Government announced their intention to close the Mitcham, Modbury and Prospect centres in the State Budget. Community support to keep Service SA open has been growing since the initial announcement from the Government to cut this essential service. more>

SA Pathology Sustainability Project Update | Cuts Proposals

The Department has established the SA Pathology Project. This follows last September’s State Budget where Treasurer Rob Lucas demanded cuts of $25 million in the next financial year and an additional $45million by 2022 and threatened if there was not a reduction in the costs, set against undefined benchmarks, this vital public service would be privatised. more>

SA Health | Draft Recovery Of Fringe Benefits Tax Arising from Salary Sacrifice Policy Directive for Consultation

The Public Service Association (PSA) has received a copy of the draft Recovery of Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) Arising from Salary Sacrifice Policy Directive and Procedure from SA Health. The policy directive and procedure has been reviewed and is now out for consultation more>


Dear Member, Will you join me and PSA members working in Service SA centres this Saturday morning? We will be supporting members of the North East Residents Action Group at 10:30am on the steps of Parliament House as they rally to stop the closure of Service SA centres at Modbury, Mitcham and Prospect. more>

DEW Cuts Coming: Proposed Structure Announced | Send us your Comments and Questions

The Department for Environment and Water (DEW) has advised the Public Service Association (PSA) to advise of the proposed structure of the Department from July 1 2019. This correspondence also outlines to timeframes for consultation and implementation. more>