Memos & Circulars - by year

Archived DPC Circulars - 1996

C1996-25 Australian and Overseas Travelling Allowances- Including Chief Executive Officers, Senior Executive Officers Statutory Appointees and Part-Time Members of Boards, Committees

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Premier's Department Circular 1995-22 and Public Employment Office Circular No. 1995-35 provide for the payment of travelling expenses being based on actual expenses for travel within Australia. This ...

P1996-55 Mobility

Public sector mobility arrangements have been improved by amendments to the  Public Sector Management Act 1988. The amendments are set out in the  Public Sector Management Amendment (Mobility) Act 1996  which was assented to on 3 December 1996. ...

P1996-54 Senior Officers

The purpose of this Circular is to advise you of the new classification of Senior Officer. ...

P1996-52 Briefing on Progress Under the Framework to the Crown Employees (Public Sector Salaries 1995) Award

In August 1995 you will be aware that the Public Employment Office, the Public Service Association and the Professional Officers' Association entered into a consent award. ...

C1996-19 Newcastle Bicentenary 1997

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular In 1797 Lieutenant John Shortland sighted what is now known as the Hunter River, thus laying the foundation for the development of the Hunter Region of New South Wales. To appropriately mark this historic event ...

P1996-51 Personal/Carer's Leave (Family And Community Service Leave)

On 30 August 1996 the Full Bench of the Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) of New South Wales handed down the judgment in the State Personal/Carer's Leave Case (referred to previously as the  State Family Leave Case). ...

C1996-17 Premier's Department: Restructure- Public Employment Office

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular As a result of the Premier's decision to restructure the Premier's Department to absorb divisions formerly constituting the Public Employment Office (PEO), the Governor-in Council has approved the ...

P1996-49 October List of Displaced Employees

Thank you for assisting with the redeployment of displaced employees affected by organisation restructures and other administrative priorities. ...

P1996-50 Report on Framework Documents

This Circular advises Chief Executives on progress under the Framework to the Crown Employees (Public Sector Salaries August 1995) Award. ...

P1996-23a Engagement and Use of Consultants

Circular 1996-23 of 20 March 1996 advised Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) that consultants could no longer be used for preparation of annual reports including "...editing, layout etc. of the report." ...

P1996-47 Meal and Travelling Allowances

The purpose of this Circular is to advise Chief Executives of a 10% increase in meal and travelling allowances applying to employees of Departments effective from 1 September 1996. ...

P1996-46 1996 Federal Budget- Superannuation Announcements Interim Advice

Chief Executive Officers A number of new measures applying to superannuation were announced in the Federal Treasures delivery of the Budget at 7.30 pm on 20 August 1996. ...

C1996-12 Senior Executive Service- Changes to Motor Vehicle Policy-Wholesale Sales Tax and Leasing

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular As you will be aware, the Commonwealth Government has removed the exemption from wholesale sales tax in respect of general purpose road vehicles purchased by governments or government controlled entities where ...

P1996-41 Briefing on NSW Industrial Relations Act 1996- Impact on The Public Sector

The New South Wales  Industrial Relations Act 1996  is expected to commence operation in early September this year. The Act introduces a new industrial relations framework which promotes workplace reform, while at the same time, maintaining appropriate ...

P1996-36 Crown Employees (Public Sector- Salaries August 1995) Award Adjustment of Salaries, Wages and Allowances

Public Employment Office (PEO) Circular No. 1995-17 gave details of the "Crown Employees (Public Sector- Salaries August 1995) Award" ("the Award") and authorised Chief Executive Officers to pay the increases in salaries, wages and ...

C1996-10 Freedom of Information Act- Processing of Applications

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular The Ombudsman recently submitted to the Premier's Department pursuant to section 26(3) of the Ombudsman Act, a copy of the findings of an investigation in respect of a particular Government department. The ...

P1996-34 Managing Displaced Employees

This Circular focuses on new arrangements from 1 July 1996 with public organisations having greater responsibility for services to their voluntary redundancy clients. The Workforce Management Centre will focus on assisting those employees seeking ...

P1996-40 Services for Displaced Employees

PEO Circular No. 1996-34:  Managing Displaced Employees  introduced a number of important changes to arrangements for voluntary redundancy clients, which took effect from 1 July 1996. On 1 July, the Workforce Management Centre ceased providing services to ...

C1996-11 Cessation of Payment for 'Right of Return': Chief and Senior Executive Service (SES)

Effective on and from 1 July 1996 there will be no cost imposed for right of return in relation to any SES officer who still has that right. ...

P1996-15 Voluntary Redundancies

I refer to Premier's Memorandum No. 1996-05 on Managing Displaced Employees. ...

P1996-16 Overseas Travel Summary Sheets

Circular 1996-09 of 8 February 1996 advised Ministers and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) that all official overseas travel for CEOs and other public officers would require the Commissioner's approval. ...

P1996-17 Ministerial Expenditure

The Auditor-General in his 1995 Report on Special Expenses Allowances and Other Expenses of New South Wales Parliamentary Members raised the issue of the need for improved accountability in processing payments met on behalf of Ministers. ...

P1996-18 Payment of Public Employees Sitting On Government Boards, Committees, etc.

I refer to PEO Circular No. 1996-10 also regarding payment of public employees sitting on Government boards, committees, etc.  ...

P1996-19 Employment of Former Senior Executive Service Officers Who do not have Right of Return

It has been brought to my attention that some Agencies may be experiencing confusion in relation to the application of the "right of return" provisions of the Senior Executive Service (SES). ...

P1996-20 Proposed Senior Executive Service Reforms

As you would be aware from the recent article in  The Sydney Morning Herald, the  Government is considering proposals to reform the Senior Executive Service (SES). ...

P1996-21 Administrative Arrangements Following Evaluation of Chief Executive Positions

I refer to PEO Circular 1996-02, advising that all Chief Executive Officer positions are to be evaluated by the Public Employment Office. Position descriptions with supporting documentation, were to be submitted to the Public Employment Office, by the 29 ...

P1996-22 Proposed Senior Executive Service Reforms

My office is presently addressing the question of Senior Officer progression for officers A&C Grade 12 or equivalent. In formulating any proposal detailed consultation with Chief Executive Officer's will occur. ...

P1996-23 Engagement and Use of Consultants

I refer to the Government's pre-election policy commitments regarding the use of consultants by public agencies, and to PEO Circulars No. 1995-21 and No. 1996-8. ...

P1996-24 March List of Displaced Employees

The March list of displaced employees who are available to fill your vacant positions is enclosed. ...

P1996-25 Flexleave on Easter Thursday- 4 April 1996

At the discretion of the Department Head, staff may be granted an additional half-day flex on Easter Thursday, 4 April 1996, as additional leave to the existing provisions of the Flexible Working Hours Agreement. ...

P1996-26 Deletion of SES Positions and Removal And Unattachment of Occupants

It has come to my notice that some Agencies may not be following the procedures required in relation to the deletion of a senior executive officer position and the requirement to take immediate action to remove and unattach the current occupant, ...

P1996-30 April List of Displaced Employees

Please find enclosed copy of the April list of displaced employees. ...

P1996-31 Recruitment Moratorium

I wish to advise that the moratorium on recruitment for positions at and above public service Grade 12 (A&C), or equivalent, excluding SES positions, has been lifted from the date of this Memorandum. ...

P1996-32 Official Overseas Travel

On 8 February 1996 Memorandum 1996-06 advised the removal of the delegation to Ministers for the approval of official overseas travel. Ministers were to submit such travel proposals to the Commissioner for Public Employment for approval. ...

P1996-33 State Government Employees Credit Union Travelling Fellowships

The State Government Employees (SGE) Credit Union of NSW is sponsoring the 1996 Travelling Fellowships in Public Sector Management. The SGE Credit Union is working in partnership with the Public Employment Office (PEO). ...

P1996-37 Crown Employees (Training Wage) Award 1996

The purpose of this circular is to advise that the  Crown Employees (Training Wage) Award 1996  was made by Commissioner McKenna of the NSW Industrial Relations Commission on 6 June 1996. The award is effective from 23 May 1996, being the date of ...

P1996-42 Appointments to Government Boards, Committees, etc

PEO Circular No. 1996-11 refers to the arrangements for appointments to Government boards and committees. Amendments have been made to the attached standard report which is submitted to the PEO as part of the formal documentation for proposed appointments ...

P1996-43 Crown Employees (Wages Staff) Rates of Pay Award

The purpose of this circular is to advise that as a result of agreement between the parties an interim adjustment to Award related allowances of 10% is to be made pending the outcome of framework agreement negotiations. ...

P1996-44 July List of Displace Officers

Thank you for assisting with the redeployment of employees affected by organisation restructures and other administrative priorities. ...

P1996-48 Official Overseas Travel- Reporting Requirements

Circular 1996-32 of 10 May 1996 advised  inter alia  that Ministers could once again approve overseas travel considered essential for officers within their own administrations. The Circular also indicated that the PEO would be providing advice on ...

P1996-53 November List of Displaced Employees

Thank you for assisting with the redeployment of public sector employees who have been affected by organisation restructures and other administrative priorities. ...

P1996-45 August List of Displaced Officers

Thank you for assisting with the redeployment of employees affected by organisation restructures and other administrative priorities. ...

P1996-39 Crown Employees (Wages Staff) Rates of Pay Award

The purpose of this circular is to advise that on 4 June 1996 the New South Wales Industrial Relations Commission (Schmidt J) made a new award, the Crown Employees (Wages Staff) Rates of Pay Award. ...

C1996-07 Freedom of Information Act: Consultation Procedures Concerning the Commonwealth or Other States

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Premier's Department Circular No 1996-6 outlined new procedures to be followed in undertaking FOI consultation with the Commonwealth and other States. Following the issue of that circular, a number of ...

P1996-27 Public Sector Vacancies

To assist in achieving the Government's objectives in redeploying displaced employees to suitable vacancies in the public sector, all vacancies to be placed in the Public Service Notices and/or press are to be submitted for clearance by the Workforce ...

P1996-29 Appointment of Acting Director-General, Premier's Department

The Governor has approved the appointment of Mr Roger Wilkins to act in the position of Director-General, Premier's Department effective on and from 10 April, 1996. ...

P1996-08 Engagement and use of Consultants

The Government remains firmly committed to reducing the use of consultants. Consultants should only be engaged when the required professional expertise is not available internally or cannot be provided in a more cost effective manner than can be obtained ...

P1996-11 Appointments to Government Boards, Committees, etc.

Premier's Memorandum to all Minister's No. 1995-18 introduced new arrangements for appointments to Government boards and committees. These arrangements have been reviewed in accordance with the Government's commitment to the principles of ...

C1996-04 Provision of Information to Members of Parliament

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Mr Andrew Humpherson, MP, in his capacity of Chairman, Parliamentary Waste Watch Committee (a Party Committee) has written to individual occupants of public sector positions asking these people to identify ...

C1996-02 Freedom of Information Act: Amendments

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular The recent Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 2) 1995 included an amendment to the Freedom of Information Act. The amendment has been made to correct an anomaly of the Act whereby the Act provides ...

P1996-05 Evaluation Chief Executive Positions

I refer to PEO circular 96-2, which requested all public sector agencies to provide the Public Employment Office with current position descriptions for Chief Executives. ...

P1996-04 Abolition of Salary Maintenance Chief and Senior Executive Service (SES)

In line with the Government's reform of the SES, it has been decided that effective from the 1 July 1996, SES officers electing to take right of return to the public sector, or who are redeployed to a lower position within the SES, will not be ...

P1996-13 Industry Training Advice

The New South Wales public sector is a major segment of the public administration industry. The sector participates in the national vocational education and mining reform program by: Membership of the National Public Administration Industry Training ...

P1996-02 Evaluation of Chief Executive Positions

In line with the Government's commitment to review and improve public administration in NSW, the administrative structures of a number of departments and authorities have been reduced or amalgamated. Generally, this has led to a reduction in ...

C1996-01 Montenegro- Alteration to Sanctions

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Memo of Ministers 1992-19 issued on 29 July 1992 advised of the imposition of mandatory sanctions against Serbia and Montenegro in accordance with the United Nations Security Council Resolution 757. The Security ...

P1996-01 Protected Disclosures Act 1994

The Government is fully committed to protecting public employees who make disclosures concerning corrupt conduct, maladministration and serious and substantial waste of public money. ...

P1996-01 Protected Disclosures Act 1994

The  Protected Disclosures Act 1994  came into effect on 1 March 1995 for the purpose of protecting public employees making such disclosures. ...

C1996-16 Higher Duties Allowances for Chief and Senior Executive Service Officers (SES) Relieving in SES Positions

This Circular advises of the recent amendments to the Public Sector Management (General) Regulation 1996 concerning the process for calculating HDA for SES officers relieving in other SES positions. ...

P1996-06 Reporting Format For Surveys Under The Framework Document- Flexible Work Arrangements

I refer to the 3% + 3% Framework Document which covers the agreed arrangements to promote  the implementation of flexible work practices in the public sector. ...

P1996-07 Standing for Election to the Commonwealth Parliament

State Government employees who wish to exercise their right as citizens to nominate as candidates in the 2 March 1996 Federal election should be aware of the following requirements. ...

P1996-09 Official Travel

Current guidelines for official travel are set out in Premier's Memorandum No 89-2 (overseas travel), Premier's Memorandum No 90-41 (class of air travel) and Premier's Memorandum No 95-18. The guidelines apply to public employees (including ...

P1996-10 Payment of Public Employees Sitting on Government Boards, Committees, etc

Premier's Memorandum to all Ministers No. 95-30 set new rates of remuneration for persons appointed to NSW Government boards and committees. There has been some confusion as to the entitlement to remuneration of public employees appointed to boards ...

P1996-12 Developmental Opportunities- Secondments to Public Employment Office

The Public Employment Office invites Chief Executive Officers to nominate members of their staff for a developmental opportunity through a short term secondment to the PEO. The purpose of this program is to provide on-the job experiences by which staff of ...

P1996-14 February List of Displaced Employees

The February list of employees who are available to fill your vacant positions is enclosed. ...

P96-54 Guidelines On Senior Officers Classification- Attachment

Positions are to be created, classified and graded as Senior Officer Grade 1, Grade 2 or Grade 3. There is no broadbanding of the Senior Officer Grades, i.e. single grades only. ...

P96-54 Guidelines On Senior Officers Classification- Attachment

Positions are to be created, classified and graded as Senior Officer Grade 1, Grade 2 or Grade 3. There is no broadbanding of the Senior Officer Grades, i.e. single grades only. ...