Accrual of Flexitime | Management to Correct Errors for Members

29 October 2019

PSA Worksite Representatives raised the issue of accrual of flexitime with PSA Organiser after members advised that the TimePro system would not record accrued flexitime over 20 hours. The PSA then wrote to the Public Trustee to seek rectification of this issue.

Accrual and access of Flexitime is detailed in our enterprise agreement, the South Australian Modern Public Service Enterprise Agreement: Salaried 2017 (SAMPSEAS).

25. FLEXITIME

25.1 Application of Flexitime

25.1.1 Flexitime is a flexible arrangement of working time, which allows employees to negotiate how, and when hours will be worked within agreed limits and conditions. Flexitime arrangements apply where agreed between an employee and their employer at the workplace.

25.1.2 Flexitime arrangements do not increase or reduce the total number of ordinary hours that must be worked by an employee.

25.2 Accrual and Taking Flexitime

25.2.1 An employee cannot lose, or forfeit, accrued flexitime.

25.2.2 An employee must take the entitlement of accrued flexitime at a time agreed with the employer.

25.2.3 Where an employee has accrued more than the allowable flexitime credit in an accounting period, the employer will provide an opportunity for the employee to reduce their flexitime credit to within the allowable amount during the following accounting period.

25.2.4 Employers and employees may agree to defer the opportunity to take accrued flexitime above the allowable amount to suit an identified specific workplace need.

25.2.5 In any event the accrued time must be taken within three accounting periods. After this time, the employer may direct the employee to take the accrued flexitime.

25.2.6 Where an employee has not been given the opportunity to reduce their flexitime credit in accordance with clause 25.2.3 above, the excess flexitime credit will be converted into payment. Such payment will be made at the ordinary rate of pay.

Public Trustee Response
Your employer has responded to the PSA and will adjust your flexitime credits to ensure you do not lose accrued time.

What to do
Discuss your situation with your Team Leader and ensure you are credited for time worked over and above the artificial limit imposed by TimePro. You can seek credit for hours lost up to 6 years ago. Talk to your workmates about their situations. Any PSA member can seek support from the PSA Members’ Rights Hotline (8205 3227) if your manager disputes the amount you believe you have worked or does not credit you correctly.