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Important notices, training sessions, and short articles.

Keep your records intact while working from home

Adaptable technologies have given us the flexibility to easily move between working on campus and working from home. This pattern is likely to be the new model of work into the future. To maintain workflows while working remotely, the University provides secure access to online systems and work tools. Self-help guides can assist us to […]

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Beating the cheating services – new law to help preserve academic integrity in Higher Ed

Academic integrity is a core part of university life and reflects fundamental values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage. All members of the university community must uphold these values in teaching, learning and research. This includes refraining from using academic cheating services which have the effect of undermining honesty and fairness in academic outcomes. […]

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Everything you need to know to be a good Public Officer

If you are reading this, you probably have an obligation under the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 to report certain types of activities or conduct to the Office for Public Integrity. This is because the University is a Public Authority and that means anyone that contributes to its operations is a Public Officer*.

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Where should you draw the line? New guidance on the appropriate use of corporate credit cards

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 […]

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Responding to COVID-19 – Maintain your distance AND your records

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 […]

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Hosting a Zoom Meeting? Pause before you record

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 […]

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What does it mean to be a Public Officer?

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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Managing COVID-19 risks in new and existing contracts

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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Are you ICAC aware? Attend a short info session

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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Why you shouldn’t abbreviate ‘2020’ on official documents

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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