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Enterprise Agreement 2011-2014

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Enterprise Agreement 2011-2014

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND DEREGULATION

ENTERPRISE AGREEMENT 2011 2014

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    FORMAL ACCEPTANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT ...................................................... 1 DEFINITIONS .................................................................................................................... 3 SCOPE OF THE AGREEMENT ....................................................................................... 7 SALARY AND RELATED MATTERS ........................................................................... 10 SALARY .............................................................................................................................. 10 SUPERANNUATION ............................................................................................................. 13 SALARY SACRIFICING ........................................................................................................ 14 ALLOWANCES, PAYMENTS AND RELATED PROVISIONS ................................... 15 GENERAL ALLOWANCES AND PAYMENTS .......................................................................... 15 COMCAR ADMINISTRATIVE EMPLOYEE ALLOWANCES .................................................. 16 TRAVEL .............................................................................................................................. 17 INTERNATIONAL POSTINGS ................................................................................................ 17 RELOCATION ASSISTANCE ................................................................................................. 18 RESTRICTION PAYMENT .................................................................................................... 19 BROADBANDS, CLASSIFICATIONS AND LOCAL TITLES ..................................... 21 BROADBANDS ..................................................................................................................... 21 SPECIFIC CONDITIONS ....................................................................................................... 21 WORKING HOURS ......................................................................................................... 23 GENERAL PRINCIPLES ........................................................................................................ 23 APS 1-6 EMPLOYEES (EXCLUDING COMCAR DRIVERS) ................................................. 24 ELS .................................................................................................................................... 25 PUBLIC HOLIDAYS AND ANNUAL CLOSEDOWN (EXCLUDING CASUAL EMPLOYEES) ......... 27 FLEXIBLE WORKING ARRANGEMENTS .............................................................................. 27 LEAVE .............................................................................................................................. 29 GENERAL CONDITIONS ...................................................................................................... 29 RECOGNITION OF PRIOR SERVICE ..................................................................................... 30 ANNUAL LEAVE .................................................................................................................. 30 PERSONAL LEAVE .............................................................................................................. 32 UNPAID CARERS LEAVE .................................................................................................... 34 SERIOUS ILLNESS REGISTRY .............................................................................................. 34 COMPASSIONATE AND BEREAVEMENT LEAVE ................................................................... 35 PARENTAL LEAVE .............................................................................................................. 35

    DEFENCE RESERVE LEAVE ................................................................................................. 37 LONG SERVICE LEAVE ....................................................................................................... 37 MISCELLANEOUS LEAVE .................................................................................................... 38 UNAUTHORISED LEAVE ABSENCES .................................................................................... 40 PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT ............................................................................... 41 PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK ................................................................... 41 MANAGING UNDERPERFORMANCE .................................................................................... 41 LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT ......................................................................................... 42 WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT .................................................................................... 43 WORKPLACE DIVERSITY .................................................................................................... 43 A HEALTHY SUPPORTIVE WORKPLACE .............................................................................. 44 RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION ........................................................................................ 44 TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT ....................................................................................... 46 SEPARATION FROM THE APS ............................................................................................. 46 REDEPLOYMENT AND REDUNDANCY ..................................................................... 47 EXCESS EMPLOYEES .......................................................................................................... 47 REDEPLOYMENT (POTENTIALLY EXCESS EMPLOYEE) ..................................................... 47 REDUNDANCY (EXCESS EMPLOYEES) ................................................................................ 47 WORKPLACE CONSULTATION, REVIEW OF ACTIONS AND DISPUTE

    RESOLUTION .................................................................................................................. 50 WORKPLACE CONSULTATION ............................................................................................ 50 REVIEW OF ACTIONS (FAIR TREATMENT) .......................................................................... 51 COMCAR DRIVER PROVISIONS ................................................................................. 53 CASUAL DRIVERS ............................................................................................................... 53 ONGOING DRIVERS ............................................................................................................ 55 ATTACHMENT A - CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY TABLES .............................. 64 TABLE 5: CASUAL COMCAR DRIVER INCREASES ................................................ 66 ATTACHMENT B- RECOGNITION OF ALLOWANCES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES ....................................................................................................................... 67 ATTACHMENT C PROTOCOLS FOR UNION REPRESENTATIVES AND

    WORKPLACE DELEGATES.......................................................................................... 68

    Formal acceptance of this Agreement This Agreement is made under section 172 of the FW Act. By signing below, the parties to the Agreement signify their agreement to its terms:

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    Definitions

    The following words have these meanings in this Agreement unless the contrary intention

    appears.

    Term Definition

    The Department of Finance and Deregulation Enterprise Agreement Agreement

    2011 2014.

Australian Public Service. APS

An APS Employee who is not ongoing, and is employed for duties Casual Employee

    that are irregular or intermittent, whose hours of duty are defined as

    ‗as required‘, as determined by Section 22(2)(c) of the PS Act.

A discrete business unit within Finance that has responsibility for COMCAR

    the provision of car-with-driver services to clients as approved by

    Government from time to time.

A Finance Employee engaged to perform driving duties within COMCAR Driver

    COMCAR.

Means: Consultation

     providing Employees and, where they choose, their

    representatives with relevant information and a bona fide

    opportunity to influence the decision-making process before

    the decision is made; and

     explaining decisions that have been made, including the

    matters that were considered in coming to those decisions

    and how the views of Employees and their representatives

    were taken into account.

An Ongoing Driver who is designated by COMCAR to drive for a Dedicated Driver

    particular Office Holder until otherwise notified to the contrary by

    the Secretary.

With the exception of continuous service for redundancy pay, which Continuous service

    will be as set out at clause 200, 201, 237, continuous service is to be calculated in the same manner as the period which an Employee has

    been employed continuously in Government service is calculated under the provisions of the Long Service Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1976.

Executive Level Employees. EL

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An Employee of Finance eligible to be covered by this Agreement, Employee

    and engaged under and within the meaning of the Public Service Act

    1999.

Means the Secretary of Finance, on behalf of the Commonwealth of Employer

    Australia.

An Employee is ‗excess‘ when the Secretary determines: Excess Employee

     they are identified as being included in a group of Employees in

    Finance, comprising a greater number than is necessary for the

    efficient and economical working of Finance;

     due to technological or other changes in the work methods of

    Finance, or structural or other changes in the nature, extent or

    organisation of the functions of Finance, the services of the

    Employee cannot be effectively used; or

     the duties usually performed by the Employee are to be

    performed at a different locality and the Employee is not willing

    to perform those duties at the new locality, and the Secretary has

    determined that the Employee is excess to Finance‘s

    requirements.

Fair Work Australia. FWA

Fair Work Act 2009. FW Act

The Department of Finance and Deregulation. Finance

Higher Duties Allowance. HDA

For APS 1 - 5 level Employees: Highest Pay Point

     the last pay point within each classification salary structure.

For APS 6 - EL 2 level Employees:

     the last pay point within each classification salary structure

    before the Zone of Discretion. There is no automatic pay point

    progression past this point.

Immediate family member is a relation by: Immediate Family

     blood;

     marriage (in law);

     de facto partner (including same sex partner);

     adoption;

     fostering or traditional kinship; or

     a parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling of the

    Employee‘s spouse or de facto partner.

     Immediate family member also includes a former de facto partner and a former spouse.

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A Manager is an Employee‘s Director (EL 2) or Assistant Secretary Manager

    (in the case of EL 2 Employees) or equivalent, unless otherwise

    determined by the Secretary.

The highest salary available within the salary structure of the Maximum

    APS 6 - EL 2 classifications. Guidepoint

Progression to the maximum guidepoint is not automatic, and is

    subject to approval by the Secretary.

A certificate or report provided by a Registered Health Practitioner, Medical Evidence

    or if it is not reasonably practicable for the Employee to give the employer a medical certificate a statutory declaration made by the

    Employee attesting to the medical condition suffered by the

    Employee and the time the Employee was/is likely to be incapacitated for work.

The base and commencement salary point for each classification Minimum

    salary structure. Guidepoint

An APS Employee who is not ongoing, and is employed for a Non-ongoing

    specified term or for the duration of a specified task, as determined Employee

    by section 22(2b) of the PS Act.

A COMCAR Driver engaged at the commencement of this Ongoing Driver

    Agreement on an ongoing basis under the PS Act.

For full time Employees, other than Ongoing Drivers, 7 hours and Ordinary hours

    30 minutes per day (37.5 hours per week) or, for part-time

    Employees, the hours specified in their part-time work agreement.

The movement through the pay points within the salary range for a Pay Point

    classification. Advancement

The Public Service Act 1999. PS Act

The Public Service Regulations 1999. PS Regulations

Public Sector Superannuation accumulation plan. PSSap

Means a health practitioner registered, or licensed, as a health Registered Health

    practitioner (or as a health practitioner of a particular type) under a Practitioner

    law of a State or Territory that provides for the registration or

    licensing of health practitioners (or health practitioners of that type).

An Employee‘s base rate of pay, excluding employer-paid Salary

    superannuation (which is subject to relevant superannuation scheme

    rules).

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Ordinary hours (of 7 hours and 30 minutes per day for full time Standard Hours

    Employees) to be worked from 8.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to

    5.00pm, or the agreed pattern of hours of part-time Employees without exception.

The person performing the functions of Agency Head of Finance. the Secretary

Time Off In Lieu. TOIL

The Salary zone between the Highest Pay Point and the Maximum Zone of Discretion

    Guidepoint in the relevant APS 6 - EL 2 classification salary range.

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Scope of the Agreement

    1. Agreement title

    This Agreement, made under section 172 of the FW Act shall be known as the Finance

    Enterprise Agreement 2011 2014.

2. Parties to the Agreement

    The parties to this Agreement are the:

     Secretary of Finance;

     Employees of Finance;

     Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA);

     Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU); and

     Transport Workers Union (TWU).

3. Coverage

    This Agreement applies to all Employees, other than members of the Senior Executive Service and those who are party to an Australian Workplace Agreement (AWA).

4. Duration of this Agreement

    This Agreement will come into effect (commence) seven days after approval by FWA, and will nominally expire on 30 June 2014.

5. No extra claims

    From the commencement of this Agreement, a party to the Agreement or an Employee whose employment is subject to the Agreement shall not pursue further claims for terms and conditions of employment that would have effect during the period of operation of this Agreement, except where consistent with the terms of this Agreement.

6. Individual flexibility arrangements

    The Secretary and an Employee may agree to make an individual flexibility arrangement to vary the effect of terms of the Agreement if:

     the arrangement deals with one or more of the following matters:

     arrangements about when work is performed;

     overtime rates;

     penalty rates;

     allowances;

     remuneration; and/or

     leave;

     the arrangement meets the genuine needs of Finance and the Employee in relation to one

    or more of the matters listed above; and

     the arrangement is genuinely agreed to by Finance and the Employee.

    The Secretary must ensure that the terms of the individual flexibility arrangement: are about permitted matters under section 172 of the FW Act;

     are not unlawful terms under section 194 of the FW Act; and

     result in the Employee being better off overall than the Employee would be if no

    arrangement was made.

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