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Corporate credit cards are a convenient and efficient way for University personnel to manage work‑related expenses, including for travel, entertainment or those other small value purchases that are needed to get the job done.

An efficient process intended for essential purchases

While it’s an easy and operationally effective way to manage business expenses, it’s not always easy to decide what sort of expenditure could or should be considered essential to your work. It’s not enough to be able to justify an expense in your own mind – it must be objectively clear that any charges made to a corporate credit account are necessary to achieve or progress a work outcome. (more…)

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During recent months, usual work patterns have been disrupted as we’ve adapted our work habits and come to terms with the reality of social distancing.

It has also been a period when significant changes have been made to the way the University delivers its teaching and research output.

In finding ways to stay apart while continuing to work together, the University is contributing to the world-wide response to COVID-19 and supporting the SA community’s efforts to deal with the uncertain challenges that are impacting the state.

This is an important moment in history. It will also be an important part of the University’s story. As we experience this in real time, we have a duty to record that story as it is unfolding. (more…)

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Zoom provides an easy and appealing platform to connect with others across different locations.

Using Zoom, we can still gather virtually to hold live team meetings, facilitate group decision-making, stage webinars or simply catch-up for an informal chat.

During an extended period of working from home, we’ve all come to grips with using this video conferencing platform and at making the most of its functionality.

One of the functions you may have noticed allows you to easily record a meeting. Before you do, however, pause –  there are some legal obligations you should be clear about first. (more…)

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New FAQs explain If you are a staff member, a titleholder, a volunteer or a contractor to the University, you have legal obligations under the SA Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act. Importantly, this means that you must report any behaviour or conduct you reasonably suspect involves corruption or serious or systemic misconduct or maladministration in […]

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A lot has changed in just a few weeks as COVID-19 has spread globally. Those responsible for managing contracts in these changing circumstances may feel uncertain about what this means for arrangements they are currently committed to, or considering entering into. There is potential that circumstances may arise due to COVID-19 which impact the ability […]

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South Australian Public Officers are invited to attend a general awareness session to better understand the mandatory reporting obligations that apply to the University and to Public Officers under the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act. The event will be hosted by Deputy Independent Commissioner Against Corruption, Michael Riches. Event details ICAC Awareness for Public Officers Thursday […]

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It might seem like a time saver to abbreviate 2020 to ‘20’ on your paperwork, but doing so could open you up to fraud. If you use the shortened ’20’ to denote the year, it’s possible for an unscrupulous person to fraudulently alter the date to any year this century by adding a couple of […]

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As the New Year rolls around, many third parties seek updated copies of the University’s insurance certificates. You may receive requests from study tour providers, placement host organisations, and others who provide services to the University. The certificates are issued yearly, with 2020 documentation available in the New Year. Regardless of the annual policy start […]

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The University manages risk in a variety of ways – one of them is to transfer risk to our insurers. The University has an extensive insurance program to provide cover for its people, its assets and activities. An important part of the contract between the Insurer and the Insured (us – the University) is disclosing […]

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The University is gearing up globally and extending its profile through connections with international partners, staff, students and alumni. South Australia benefits enormously from these connections and the University has wisely made international capability a pillar in its strategic plan, Future Making. In pursuing these benefits for the University and the State, our global engagement […]

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