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Monthly Archives: November 2016

University’s Fair Treatment Contact Officer (FTCO) Network launches today

An extension of the existing Bullying Contact Officer network, these officers have been trained to be a confidential contact point for advice about University processes available to staff who experience issues such as bullying, sexual harassment, or discrimination on grounds of sex, gender, disability, or race. The University is unequivocal in its commitment to ensuring […]

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HR Service Centre Early Closure Thursday 1 December 12:15

The HR Service Centre will be closing at 12:15pm on Thursday 1 December. The Centre will re-open Friday 2 December at 8:30am. Please email the HR Service Centre and we will attend to your requests on our return on Friday morning. For urgent enquiries please call us 8313 9285.

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Gas manifolds and regulators – maintenance requirements

Gas manifolds and regulators are required to be maintained Background The University’s gas supplier (BOC) conducted an audit of gas cylinders in August 2016 and during this audit they found that it was not clear if gas manifolds or regulators have been maintained. Over the years there has been no safety/hazard reports for regulators or […]

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Hazard Alert – Chemical Lab Explosion: Hawaii

The University of Hawaii had a lab explosion in 16th March this year that resulted in a postdoctoral researcher losing one of her arms. It is a timely reminder of the risks that researchers can face and the importance of hazard management processes. The incident at the University of Hawaii involved a compressed gas mixture […]

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Wellbeing Health Tip – Men’s Health

Men’s Health Month Men – is it time you visited your GP? Learn the health checks you need. Prostate Cancer Testicular Cancer Bowel Cancer Skin Cancer Lung Cancer Find out more about Men’s Health. Please see a list of all HSW Health Tips on the HSW Wellbeing webpage

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Leave Loading Payments 2016

For eligible staff, in accordance with the Enterprise Agreement 4.1.6, Leave Loading payments will be made on pay day 9 December 2016. The calculation of annual leave loading is based on 17½% of four (4) weeks of your salary that will be capped at the Higher Education Officer Level 9 step 1 except where shift […]

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Revised HSW Contacts as at 7 November 2016

Please see the HSW Contacts page to identify who you contact for HSW advice and services.    

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Challenging Conversations Workshop – 10 November 2016

All managers, in managing the performance of their staff, will at some point come across the need to engage in conversations which can be challenging, and will need to be equipped with the skills to manage them effectively. This workshop looks at how and why performance and behavioural issues can arise and the benefits of […]

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HR Handbook – Revised PDR Procedure and Templates

Minor amendments have been made to the PDR procedure and templates to simplify the PDR record and clarify the information required. The amendments include: Removal of Appendix A “PDR – Preparation template for Staff” as this is a supporting resource only  (i.e. optional not mandatory); Change of title from “PDR Review meeting record” to “PDR […]

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PDR for Staff Workshop – 9 November 2016

Planning, Development and Review (PDR) provides a mechanism for setting performance objectives and for planning the development required to achieve them. PDR is also about enhancing communication between staff members and managers and providing an opportunity for ongoing feedback on all levels of performance. This workshop will give participants an understanding of the PDR process […]

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