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Monthly Archives: April 2015

HSW Handbook Approval: Confined Spaces

Please note that a revised version of the HSW Handbook Information Sheet “Confined Spaces” has been posted on the HSW Website. Key changes for noting: The questions in the chapter have been referenced and aligned to the WHS Legislation SA (2012) and Code of Practice for Confined Spaces. The definition of a Confined Space includes […]

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Lenovo ‘Thinkpad’ Lithium-ion batteries – Hazard Alert

Lenovo (Australia & New Zealand) Pty Ltd—Lithium-ion batteries sold for Lenovo ‘Thinkpad’ branded notebooks Lenovo have issued a Product Recall for Lithium-ion batteries sold Nationally Lenovo have provided Technology Services with tools to identify any of the models that are on the UoA network.  Technology Services have used this tool and at this stage it […]

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HSW Handbook Approval: Prevention of Falls

Please note that a revised version of the HSW Handbook Information Sheet “Prevention of Falls” has been posted on the HSW Website. For noting, the changes from the previous version are: Alignment with the new WHS Regulations (specifically part 4); Clarification around height specifications vs fall from height – Q1; Specific requirements to be addressed […]

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Family-Friendly Employer – The University has embarked on a plan to improve gender equity in its workforce.

The University has embarked on a plan to improve gender equity in its workforce. The key to this is being aware of the many family-friendly initiatives we offer women and men at the University. Find out more.

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Finding the right balance … the Dornwell Framework

The Dornwell Framework – to help improve gender equity and therefore also improve the performance, ranking and competitiveness of the University of Adelaide. The University of Adelaide has a long and distinguished track record as a pioneer in gender equity since its earliest days. It is also firmly committed to a family friendly culture. “We […]

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Challenging Conversations Workshop – 6 May 2015

This workshop looks at how and why performance and behavioural issues can arise and the benefits of addressing them early. You will be provided with practical tools which will increase your confidence in preparing for these conversations and the opportunity to practice your skills in having challenging conversations. The content in this workshop may assist […]

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PeopleSoft – HR system and patching of the Campus Solutions and Finance systems in 2015

As part of the roadmap activities for the core business systems, the Human Resources system will be upgraded from version 9.0 to 9.2 in 2015. At the same time as this upgrade occurs, the Campus Solutions and Finance systems will undergo annual patching exercises. These activities are critical to ensure the ongoing security and stability […]

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Academic Promotions – Call for Applications to Level E

Academic staff (including Titleholders) wanting to apply for promotion to Level E are now invited to submit their applications. Online applications (including references) must be submitted by 5.00pm Monday 29 June 2015. To apply and for further information, visit the Academic Promotions website.

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PDR for Staff Workshops

This forum will give participants an understanding of the PDR process from a staff member’s perspective as well as an overview of the staff member’s role in PDR. Participants will come away with useful techniques to identify and set your performance objectives and identify their own development needs. The forum will explore practical ways to […]

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PDR for Supervisors (Part One: Objective Setting) Workshop

PDR for Supervisors (Part One: Objective Setting) Planning, Development and Review (PDR) discussions are important because they help all staff members to be clear about the University’s and their own objectives. They help clarify your contribution, how you are performing, and what development you might undertake for your current role and for your career. With […]

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