News Archives May 2018

Department for Health and Ageing | Consultation | Proposed Financial Accounting Directorate Restructure

The Public Service Association (PSA) has been formally advised of a proposed restructure of the Financial Accounting Directorate and attended the subsequent staff meeting on Friday 4 May 2018 as part of the commencement of the consultation process. more>

Community Corrections - Proposed Workplace Flexibility Agreement for Intensive Compliance Unit | 13th Programmed Day Off

The Public Service Association (PSA) has recently received formal correspondence from the Department for Correctional Services (DCS) regarding the proposal to implement a Workplace Flexibility Agreement (WFA) for processing the 13th (or 14th) Programmed Day Off (PDO) for employees within the Intensive Compliance Unit who are rostered over 7 days. more>

SA Health - Allied Health Assistants Review

As part of your new enterprise agreement, the Public Service Association (PSA) successfully negotiated for the creation of a new classification stream for employees in SA Health who work assisting Allied Health Professionals. more>

Renewal SA – Transition to Enterprise Agreement | Survey Reminder

As members are aware, all workers in Renewal SA are now covered by the recently negotiated South Australian Modern Public Sector Enterprise Agreement: Salaried 2017. This means that all of the conditions contained in the agreement now apply to everyone, even if they are on a URA contract. more>

Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) Mental Health (MH) Senior Management Restructure (Professional, Clinical and Operational) | Dispute

Following the release of the proposed NALHN MH Senior Management Restructure in November 2017, extensive feedback was received from members and a substantial response was provided to NALHN by the PSA on 1 December 2017. The PSA’s response document was forwarded to members in a PSA Information Update on 5 December 2017. more>

Safework SA Psychological Risk Complaint Process

SafeWork SA has invited the Public Service Association (PSA) to provide feedback about the Psychological Risk Complaint Process Operational Guideline. more>

PSA Psychologist Members Win the Reinstatement of Statewide Professional Development Days

PSA members met the Department for Education (DE) Psychology management in April to discuss a range of issues affecting DE Psychologists. more>

Department for Child Protection (DCP) - Proposed Multidisciplinary Approach to Recruitment to Child Protection (Broadening Acceptable Qualifications)

The Public Service Association (PSA) thanks members for providing feedback in relation to this issue. The PSA provided a response to Chief Executive of DCP, Cathy Taylor, on 11 May 2018 based on your feedback. more>

Domiciliary Care – Resolution of $15,000 Tax Treatment Issue

As members are aware from previous Information Updates, the Public Service Association (PSA) has been advocating strongly on behalf of members for the Department of Human Services... more>

Women's and Children Health Network (WCHN) – Member Feedback Sought – Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS) Proposed Workforce Organisational Structure

WCHN has invited the Public Service Association (PSA) to provide feedback about the CaFHS proposed Workforce Organisational Structure. more>

NALHN Mental Health Senior Management Restructure - PSA Advocacy Secures NALHN Confirmation of Status Quo

Further to the Public Service Association (PSA) Information Update regarding this dispute on 15 May 2018, no confirmation of status quo was received from SA Health/NALHN by 12:00pm on 15 May. more>

Feedback Sought: Conservation, Sustainability and Management Unit Restructure

The Public Service Association (PSA) has been informed of the proposed restructure in the Conservation, Sustainability and Management Unit in the Conservation, Natural Resource Management and Protected Area Policy, Parks and Regions Group in the Department for Environment and Water (DEW). more>

NALHN Mental Health OPMHS Model of Care and Staffing Profile – Member Feedback Sought

NALHN has released the OPMHS MoC which includes a reformed establishment staffing profile. more>

PSA Meets with PIRSA/SARDI Management

The Public Service Association (PSA) has met with PIRSA/SARDI senior management to further discuss the matter of individual contracts. more>

SA Pharmacy - OPS1 to OPS2 Progression | Consultation Open

SA Pharmacy has released a consultation paper – Proposed Implementation of Competency Based Progression from OPS1 to OPS2 – SA Pharmacy. more>

DPTI - Member Feedback Wanted - Relocation Of Norwood Transport Assessment And Policy Reform Office

The Public Service Association (PSA) has been advised of a proposal to move the Transport Assessment and Policy Reform Office currently located in the Traffic Management Centre in Norwood, to the DPTI building on Flinders Street in Adelaide. more>

AYTC - Meal Break Penalty Payments Claim Update

Members should be rightly outraged that management at AYTC has circulated an FAQ email to staff in relation to the issue of crib breaks that has resulted in further confusion and concern for employees. more>

AYTC | Staff Assignment Policy | Requirement to Consult Ignored!

The PSA has for a considerable time been communicating with the Department for Human Services (DHS) with regards to the consultation and development of a Staff Assignment Policy that is fair and equitable for all staff at the Adelaide Youth Training Centre (AYTC). more>

DHS | NDIS/Aged Care Materially Affected | $5000 Resignation Payment

The Public Service Association (PSA) is aware of a communication issued yesterday from the Deputy Chief Executive of the Department of Human Services (DHS), advising that, effective immediately, any ongoing DHS employee who is Materially Affected by the NDIS or Aged Care reforms will receive a $5,000 payment if they choose to resign from their employment with the public sector to take up other opportunities. more>

Adelaide Youth Training Centre | MSS Guards | Feedback Sought

The PSA has been in discussion with senior management at your workplace for some time seeking clarity from the Department for Human Services (DHS) about the use of MSS Guards for the purposes of hospital escort visits. This matter was raised by members as an issue of concern from a work health and safety perspective. more>

Members' Patience and Goodwill Exhausted - Time to Act!

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


Members who may need surgery beyond the date when entitlement to compensation for medical expenses ceases must notify their Department's Injury Management branch before the cut-off date. more>

SAMI ESMI Support Review | Consultation Open

SA Medical Imaging (SAMI) has released a consultation paper for the Proposed Workforce Model: ESMI Support Team. more>

DPTI - Adelaide Operations Control Centre Relocation

The Public Service Association (PSA) has received correspondence from the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) advising that the relocation of the Adelaide Operations Control Centre is moving ahead. more>

NALHN | Forensic Mental Health Services | James Nash House – Proposed Aldgate Minimising Restrictive Practice Service Delivery Model, And Model Of Care | Member Feedback Sought

NALHN has invited the Public Service Association (PSA) to provide feedback about the proposed Minimising Restrictive Practice Service Delivery Model and proposed Model of Care for Aldgate Ward, James Nash House. more>

Department For Education - Review Of Organisational Structure In ICT Division

The PSA has been notified of an intention to review the organisational structure of the ICT Division in the Department for Education (DE). more>

Assistants to the Members of the SA Parliament Enterprise Bargaining | Clause 27 Draft Negotiation Protocols

The Public Service Association (PSA) has been notified that the parties to the Assistants to the Members of the South Australian Parliament Enterprise Agreement 2016, Clause 27, are to establish a protocol for the negotiations of the next Enterprise Agreement (no earlier than 6 months and no later than 3 months prior to the expiry of the current Agreement). more>

Proposed Transitional Care Unit | Ward 2A Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre

The PSA has been advised of a proposed ‘Transitional Care Unit’. more>