Memos & Circulars - by year

Archived DPC Circulars - 1995

P1995-61 Engagement of Companies

I refer to PEO Circular No. 1995-53 concerning an audit of public agencies to identify instances of companies being engaged to perform the duties of senior executives. ...

P1995-55 Extended Hours of Service

I refer to the recent 3% + 3% Framework Document and in particular to the Government initiative of extended hours of service. Extended hours is designed to improve services to the public. This initiative relies on the introduction of flexible hours of ...

P1995-59 Re-Employment of Former Executive Officers who have Received Compensation for Removal from Office

To increase confidence in the integrity of decisions on the re-employment of former executive officers who have received compensation for removal from office, the following guidelines are issued to public agencies pursuant to section 49D of the Public ...

P1995-58 Removal of Executive Officers

This Circular explains current arrangements and new arrangements to apply in the removal of executive officers. The new arrangements are intended to ensure that decisions to remove executive officers from office are soundly based, consultative ...

P1995-54 Administrative Location of the Office of the Council on the Cost of Government (OCOG)

The Council on the Cost of Government was established by the  Public Sector Management Amendment Act 1995  with a view to achieving a cost effective and world class public sector. ...

C1995-24 Freedom of Information Management and Training

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular The responsibilities of agencies for the management of Freedom of Information legislation were outlined in Circular No. 1993-02 of 2nd February, 1993. It is important that Chief Executives continue to focus on ...

P1995-53 Senior Executive Policy

A recently completed review of management practices of agencies within the portfolio of the Minister for Urban Affairs and Planning, and Minister for Housing identified situations where individuals had been contracted as companies to perform the duties of ...

P1995-45 Union Picnic Day

Union Picnic Day, 1992 in various trades and wages awards is the first Monday in December ie 4 December 1995. ...

P1995-46 Commonly Asked Questions and Answers Under the Framework

As you are aware on 17 August 1995, the NSW Government, the Public Service Association and the NSW Public Service Professional Officers',Association entered into a consent award which provided for increases in rates of pay for NSW public sector ...

P1995-47 Acknowledgment of Responses Received from Organisations Relating to the Framework

The Public Employment Office (PEO) over the past eight weeks has sent a number of circulars to organisations requesting them to supply information on issues relating to rite implementation of the Framework documents. ...

P1995-50 Private Use of Official Motor Vehicles by Public Employees

Premier's Memorandum No. 1988-71, deals with the interim arrangements prior to the introduction of the Senior Executive Service (SES) of providing motor vehicles, at either no personal cost to Department Heads or at a minimal cost to other senior ...

P1995-51 Protocols and Communication Processes

The Parliamentary Labor Party and the Labor Council of NSW and Public Sector unions have agreed on formal consultative arrangements in the public sector. ...

P1995-52 Survey on Management Development Activities

The Government is committed to giving the best existing and emerging public sector executives the opportunity to equip themselves as leaders of a world class New South Wales public sector. ...

P1995-57 Responsibilities of Agencies Under the Framework Documents- Flexible Work Arrangements

I refer to the recent 3% + 3% Framework Documents which aim to introduce a number of wide ranging reforms to working practices and processes in the public sector. The Framework Documents cover the agreed and arrangements to promote the implementation of ...

P1995-60 Administrative Location of the Government Actuary's Office

The Government Actuary Office has been transferred from The Treasury to the Public Employment Office. ...

P1995-44 Requirement to Unattach where Position is Deleted

Restructuring in departments often involves the deletion of outdated positions and the creation of some more appropriate positions. Where old positions have been deleted it is necessary to ensure that the officers holding these positions are declared ...

P1995-56 Senior Executive Service- Motor Vehicle Leasing Costs

Effective from 1 October 1994, and as published in Circular 94-22 of 7 October 1994, the method of calculating the lease rates for SES vehicles changed from a percentage basis (then 13%) to a monthly lease rate under the new operating lease arrangement ...

P1995-33 Responsibilities of Agencies Under the Framework

On 17 August 1995, the NSW Government, the Public Service Association and the NSW Public Service Professional Officers' Association entered into a consent award which provided for increases in rates of pay for NSW public sector employees. Attached to ...

P1995-30 Trade Union Activities and Employee Consultation

I refer to the recent 3% + 3% Framework Document which aims to introduce a number of wide ranging reforms to working practices and processes in the NSW public sector. ...

P1995-31 Staffing- Ministers' Offices

I refer to my earlier advice of 3 August 1995 regarding the nature of arrangements for the employment of staff in Ministers' Offices. That advice explained that Ministers' staff are part of the Public Employment Office and as Commissioner for ...

P1995-32 Information Forums

In 1994 the former Senior Executive Services (now Management Improvement) initiated regular meetings with agendas on existing and emerging people management policy issues. ...

P1995-39 Allowances Paid to Trainees/Cadets

Following the decision of the Industrial Relations Commission with respect to the Crown Employees (Public Sector- Salaries August 1995) Award, the Public Employment Office has reviewed the Allowances Paid to Trainees/Cadets to reflect the 3 percent ...

P1995-41Annual Review of Executive Remuneration

I refer to Circular No 95-23 issued on October 10 1995 regarding the annual determination of the Statutory and Other Offices Remuneration Tribunal (SOORT). SOORT in its annual review of executive remuneration determined a maximum three (3) per cent ...

P1995-42 Annual Review of Executive Remuneration Chief and Senior Executive Office Holders

ERRATA The Statutory and Other Offices Remuneration Tribunal (SOORT) determines by way of correction the Report and Determination under Section 24C of the SOOR Act 1975 for Chief and Senior Executive Officers dated 31 August 1995 in the following way: ...

P1995-36 Superannuation Implications for Officers Commencing Salary Maintenance

Superannuation Implications for officers commencing salary maintenance (Circular to all Chief Executive Officers) ...

P1995-37 Use of Eligibility Lists Under the Public Sector Management Amendment Act 1995

Recent amendments to the  Public Sector Management Act 1988  regularise the long-standing practice of establishing eligibility lists during a selection process (see new section 26A). ...

P1995-34 Guidelines Under the Public Sector Management Amendment Act 1995

Recent amendments to the  Public Sector Management Act 1988  require Department Heads, when classifying and grading non-SES positions pursuant to section 8 (3) of the Act, to do so in accordance with such guidelines as may be issued from time to time by ...

P1995-35 Domestic Travel Allowances For Statutory Officers, Senior Officers and Part-Time Members of Government Boards

Premier's Department Circular No. 1995-22 provides for the payment of travel allowances to Chief Executives and members of the Senior Executive Service being based on actual expenses, in relation to travel within Australia. ...

P1995-28 Briefings on Amendments to the Public Sector Management Act'

I refer to the  Public Sector Management Amendment Bill 1995  which completed its passage through the Parliament on 20 September 1995 and commenced  on 13 October 1995. ...

P1995-29 Rates of Pay- Part-Time Library Staff

Following the decision of the Industrial Relations Commission with respect to the Crown Employees (Public Sector- Salaries August 1995) Award, the Industrial Authority has reviewed the rates of pay for Part-time Library Staff to reflect the 3 percent ...

P1995-40 Rates of Pay- Part-Time Supervisors of Exams

Following the decision of the Industrial Relations Commission with respect to the  Crown Employees (Public Sector- Salaries August 1995) Award, the Public Employment Office has reviewed the rates of pay for Part-time Supervisors of Exams to reflect the 3 ...

P1995-27 Re-Appointment of Former Senior Executive Officers to the Public Sector

Section 42S (8) of the  Public Sector Management Act 1988, provides that if a former CES/SES officer is re-appointed to the public sector or a State owned corporation or a subsidiary of such owned corporation then that person must reimburse a ...

P1995-38 Annual Determination of Remuneration For Judges, Magistrates and Related Group and the Public Office Holders Group

The Statutory and Other Offices Remuneration Tribunal has made its Determinations in relation to the above mentioned groups. The Determinations have been published in the Government Gazette of 27 October 1995. Generally, increases of 4% have been granted ...

P1995-20 Crown Employees Public Sector- Salaries August 1995) Award Ministers' Private Offices

I refer to the  Crown Employees (Public Sector- Salaries August 1995) Award  and its application to staff of Ministers' Private Offices. ...

P1995-22 Crown Employees (Public Sector- Salaries August 1995) Award Crown Training Wages Awards

A number of enquiries have been received on the application of the Crown Employees (Public Sector Salaries- August 1995) Award to training wage awards. ...

P1995-23 Commonwealth Funded Jobs

The Labor Council has raised concerns about the implications for staff of funding from Commonwealth Own Purpose Outlays (COPO) or Specific Purpose Payments (SPP). ...

P1995-26 SES Motor Vehicle Charges

New rates for SES motor vehicle charges, effective from 1 October 1995, are as follows:-   ...

P1995-25 Administrative Arrangements for Unattached Chief Executive Officers

It has been decided that, effective immediately, the administration of remuneration packages for Chief Executive Officers who have been declared unattached in terms of section 42Q of the Public Sector Management Act 1988, is to become the responsibility ...

P1995-24 Corporate Incentives- Acceptance of Benefits by Public Employees

The Chair of the Queensland Public Sector Management Commission (PSMC) recently drew my attention to various schemes of incentives being offered by QANTAS to senior public officials in Queensland. Incentives identified were free air travel, all-expenses ...

P1995-21 Use of Recruitment and Publicity/Public Relations Consultants

I refer to the Government's pre-election policy commitments regarding the use of consultants by public agencies. ...

C1995-20

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular As you are aware, the NSW Government is committed to achieving world class levels of performance in public sector service provision. It is essential that NSW Government administration be highly effective in ...

C1995-21 Chief and Senior Executive Service (SES) Option to Cash Out Accrued Leave

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular I write to clarify the policy on SES officers cashing out accrued recreational and extended leave upon electing right of return. The policy is that SES officers exercising right of return to a position within the ...

C1995-19 Participation and Attendance at External Seminars

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular The Government wishes to ensure that chief executive officers; senior executive officers; general management and specialist advisers are using resources to the greatest advantage in the public sector and, in ...

C1995-18 Travel to New Zealand and Papua New Guinea By Officers of Public Sector Agencies

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular This Memorandum clarifies Memorandum No. 1989-02 dealing with overseas travel by public sector employees. Travel to New Zealand and Papua New Guinea is regarded by the Commonwealth Government as domestic travel. ...

C1995-17 Captioning of Government Videos

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular The provision of captioning (subtitling) on all Government advertising and public information videos is to be implemented by all NSW public sector agencies. Memorandum to Ministers issued by then Premier Greiner ...

C1995-15 Air Travel

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Premier's Department Circular 1994-27 announced changes in public sector guidelines concerning Airline Frequent Flyer Schemes. These schemes are effectively loyalty rebates and need to be measured along with ...

P1995-16 Paid Trade Union Leave

I refer to the Memorandum issued on 14 July 1995 by the acting Minister for Industrial Relations confirming availability of special leave with pay for union activities. ...

P1995-13 Chief and Senior Executive Service (SES) Reductions

Since the change of Government, the number of CES/SES positions has been decreasing. As a consequence, Officers have either elected right of return, resigned, been redeployed or have been placed on the unattached list. While agencies are still progressing ...

P1995-12 Printing

I refer to Premier's Department Memorandum No. 95/11 which stated that no NSW government business is to be allocated to Merrit Maddon Printing Pty Ltd of 36 O'Dea Avenue, Waterloo. ...

P1995-11 Advertising Public Sector Positions

I refer to PEO Circular No. 95-10 on the proposed new arrangements for advertising public sector positions and wish to advise that consultations are continuing. ...

C1995-14 The Senior Executive Service- Reductions in Size

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular In order to meet the Government's budgetary commitments and deliver its policies, the size of the Chief and Senior Executive Service (CES/SES) is to be reduced by at least one third. The savings have to be ...

P1995-17 Crown Employees (Public Sector- Salaries August 1995) Award Adjustment of Salaries, Wages and Allowances

This circular gives details of the "Crown Employees (Public Sector- Salaries August 1995) Award" ("the new Award") and authorises Chief Executive Officers to pay the increases in salaries, wages and allowances. ...

P1995-18 Recruitment Moratorium

I refer to earlier advice regarding the operation of the moratorium on recruitment by public agencies. ...

P1995-10 Advertising Public Sector Positions

To meet the Government's objective of ensuring access to information about vacancies across the whole of the public sector, a new publication called "Public Sector Notices" is to be introduced by the Public Employment Office (PEO), ...

P1995-04 Fitness Walks with Premier

Chief Executive Officers may be aware of recent press reports indicating that the Premier has issued a standing invitation to senior Government officials to join him on his regular fitness walks. ...

P1995-06 Credit Card Allocations

It would be appreciated if you could provide details from your Chief Executive Officers of all credit card allocations to Ministerial personal staffs under the previous Government (1988 to 1995), the number allocated and expenditure directed to each ...

P1995-08 Use of Mobile Phones

In recent years there has been a rapid increase in the use of mobile phones throughout Government agencies. Whilst it is recognised that mobile phones are a useful and in some cases necessary form of communication, Ministers are reminded of the need to ...

P1995-05 Pecuniary Interest Declaration- Ministerial Staff

Further to my advice of 10 May 1995, I supply a pro forma document to demonstrate the format that the Declaration of Pecuniary Interest should follow. ...

P1995-01 Ministerial Staff Numbers and Salaries

Further to earlier correspondence from the Transition to Government Committee on 7 April and 28 April, Ministers are reminded of the need for real restraint in fixing remuneration of Ministerial staff members, particularly Chiefs of Staff and other senior ...

P1995-02 Re-Entry into the Public Service

A number of Senior Executives were provided with considerable redundancy compensation payouts under the previous Government. In some cases total payouts exceeded twelve months salary. The previous policy relating to re-entry was far too generous and in ...

P1995-03 Pecuniary Interest Declaration- Ministerial Staff

To ensure the highest standard of probity within Government it is essential that Ministerial personal staff do not engage in any activity that may create a situation of conflict of interest either between themselves and their duties or Ministerial ...

C1995-11 Printing

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Following a recent conversation with the former Director General of the Premier's Department, the Premier wishes to confirm that arrangements be put in place concerning the business in which his wife has a ...

C1995-10 Senior Executive Service- Changes to Fringe Benefits Tax (Fbt)

The Commonwealth Government has announced changes in FBT effective from 1 April 1995 and this circular outlines the impact on the Senior Executive Service. ...

C1995-09 Costs Associated with Changes to Portfolio and Agency Names

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular A number of New South Wales government agencies and units within agencies are undergoing name changes as a result of portfolio and agency restructuring. You will be aware that the Government is committed to ...

C1996-05 Governor's and Ministerial Signatures in Government Gazette

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Circular No. 1996-3 contained details of the correct form of the short and long title of the new Governor for inclusion in Commissions, Proclamations, etc. There appears to continue to be some uncertainty in some ...

C1995-06 Freedom of Information Management and Training

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular The responsibilities of agencies for the management of Freedom of Information legislation were outlined in Circular No. 93-2 of 2nd February, 1993. It is important that Chief Executives continue to focus on the ...

C1995-02 Revised Freedom of Information (FOI Procedure Manual)

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Enclosed is the revised edition of the FOI Procedure Manual. The Manual aims to assist agencies and Ministerial staff in their interpretation of the FOI Act and to take them through the steps for handling FOI ...

C1995-01 Policy Directive on the Acquisition of Corporate Application Systems (Government Selected Application Systems: GSAS)

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular BACKGROUND: A core strategy within the service-wide IT Blueprint published in 1992 by OPM is to "Establish a list of preferred package vendors for corporate applications, and require agencies to select from ...

P1995-07 Secondment of Public Servants or Officers of Statutory Authorities to Ministers' Staffs

Secondment of Public Servants or Officers of Statutory Authorities to Ministers' Staffs ...