Memos & Circulars - by year

Archived DPC Circulars - 2007

C2007-51 Variation to Crown Employees (Public Service Training Wage) Award 2005

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular The Crown Employees (Public Service Training Wage) Award 2005 was varied by the NSW Industrial Relations Commission on 31 October 2007 to give effect to the State Wage Case 2007. A copy of the variation, ...

C2007-49 Nominations for the Public Service Medal

The Public Service Medal is a prestigious medal within the Australian Honours System designed to recognise Public Sector Officers who have made a contribution to the community through the outstanding performance of their duties. ...

C2007-48 Leading Well: The Role of Leadership in Improving the Prevention and Management of Psychological Injury

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular The Leading Well Psychological Injury Strategy   was developed jointly with the Public Sector OHS & IM branch of WorkCover NSW and is sponsored by the Department of Premier and Cabinet. The aim of Leading ...

C2007-47 2007 Annual Determination for Judges, Magistrates and Related Groups and Public Office Holders

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular The Statutory and Other Offices Remuneration Tribunal has made its 2007 determination for the above groups.  The Determination was published in the Government Gazette on 19 October 2007 and is available from www ...

C2007-46 Christmas Leave Arrangements 2007/8

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular The following leave arrangements are to apply over the Christmas and New Year period 2007/8: 1. Agencies are to maximise leave taken over the Christmas/New Year period Premiers Memorandum 2007-05, issued on 14 ...

C2007-43 Safe Work Australia Week

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Safe Work Australia Week will be held from 21 to 27 October 2007. It focuses on workplace safety and encourages workers to actively think about safety in the workplace to reduce injury and death. The NSW ...

C2007-42 Employer Representatives to the Government and Related Employees Appeals Tribunal (GREAT)

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular The new employer representatives for the Director of Public Employment ('DPE') to the Government and Related Employees Appeals Tribunal ('GREAT') are approved.  They are members of the ...

C2006-41 Public Sector Employees Contesting Elections

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular This circular confirms the arrangements where public sector employees intend to stand as candidates for election either at State or Federal level. Both the Commonwealth Constitution Act 1900 and the Constitution ...

C2007-41 Guidelines for Establishing Alumni Programs

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular The Retirement Intentions Survey (June 2006) highlighted that new strategies are needed as agencies manage the challenges posed by an ageing workforce. Developing strategies that focus on recruitment, retention ...

C2007-39 A Healthy Workforce: Policy on Improving the Health and Well Being of Public Sector Employees

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Encouraging healthy lifestyles is one important way to improve the health, happiness and productivity of employees and reduce the levels of sick leave and workplace injuries in the NSW public sector. A Healthy ...

C2007-38 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 1. Travelling Allowances (maximum amounts claimable) within Australia Travelling allowances have been adjusted following Taxation Determination 2007/21 by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) (see attached Table) ...

C2007-29 Senior Executive Service- Notional Salary

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular The calculation of notional salary for the Senior Executive Service (SES) has been updated. Notional salary determines payments for accrued leave to SES officers on separation, non-SES acting in SES positions and ...

C2007-40 Nomination of Employer Representatives to the Government and Related Employees Appeal Tribunal

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular The Government and Related Employees Appeal Tribunal Act 1980 ("GREAT Act") requires employers to nominate a list of between 2 and 40 persons to act as their representatives on the Government and ...

C2007-17 Reserve Forces Parades

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular The 2007 Reserve Forces Day Council (RFDC) Parades will take place in 4 cities in NSW on the weekend of 30 June, and 1 July, and in Canberra and Tamworth on 23 June 2007. The locations and dates for the parades ...

C2007-27 Privacy Guidelines on Disclosure of Information during Industrial Consultations

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular The purpose of this Circular is to revise the Guidelines on Disclosure of Information During Industrial Consultations. The previous guidelines were based on the requirements for disclosure of personal information ...

C2007-36 Increase in Parking Space Levy

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular New charges for the motor vehicle parking space levy apply from 1 July 2007. The levy was introduced in 1992 to discourage car use and decrease congestion and pollution in Sydney's prime business districts. ...

C2007-37 Review of Meal, Travelling and Related Allowances

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular The purpose of this Circular is to advise agencies that the meal, travelling and related allowances contained in Table 1 Allowances of Part B Monetary Rates to the Crown Employees (Public Service Conditions of ...

C2007-35 Voluntary Redundancy Payments- New Rules

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular New Commonwealth Government rules, effective 1 July 2007, have changed the treatment of payments made on termination of employment. One change is to stop Employment Termination Payments (ETPs), including a ...

C2007-32 Public Sector Employees Contesting Federal Elections

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular This circular confirms the requirements where NSW public sector employees intend to stand as candidates for election at the Federal level. Public sector employees are expected to be aware of and comply with ...

C2007-33 New Superannuation Arrangements for Eligible Employees Between the Ages of 70 and 75

From 1 July 2007, Commonwealth superannuation regulations allow superannuation funds to accept employer contributions made on behalf of eligible employees between the ages of 70 and 75.  Previously superannuation funds were prevented from accepting ...

C2007-34 Motor Vehicle Charges for 2007-08- Registration Fees

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Circular 2007-09 includes new charges for SES/Senior Officer (SO) motor vehicles which are effective from 1 April 2007. The Circular advises agencies that no registration fee is to be charged to an officer in the ...

C2007-30 Commonwealth Superannuation Changes Which May Affect Employees' Salary Sacrifice Decisions

The Commonwealth 'Simpler Super' measures introduce caps on the amount of 'employer' contributions to superannuation. ...

C2007-20 Premier's Public Sector Awards 2007

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular The Premier's Public Sector Awards have been presented since 1997 to encourage and acknowledge outstanding initiatives which have produced proven benefits for New South Wales.  They formally recognise and ...

C2007-28 Crown Employees Wages Staff (Rates of Pay) Award 2007

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular On 22 June 2007 the NSW Industrial Relations Commission made the Crown Employees Wages Staff (Rates of Pay) Award 2007 (the Award) by consent. The Award increases rates of pay and related allowances by 4% for ...

C2007-25 Coordination of Disaster Recovery Work in the Hunter and Central Regions

Chief Executives should be aware the NSW Government has established Recovery Committees and one stop shops in the Hunter (Newcastle & Singleton) and Central Coast (Wyong) regions to assist people and business affected by the recent severe storms and ...

C2004-17 Guidelines for the Engagement and Use of Consultants

The purpose of this Circular is to issue revised Guidelines for the Engagement and Use of Consultants and the revised Consultancy Agreement  and guide notes. ...

C2007-23 Recovery Response to Storm Damage Hunter and Central Coast Regions

Chief Executives would be aware that severe storms and flooding hit the Hunter & Central Coast regions over the weekend.  ...

C2007-21 Main Findings from the Review of Recruitment Practices in the NSW Public Sector

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular As previously advised, in December 2006 the Government endorsed the recommendations of the Council on the Cost and Quality of Government (CCQG) Review of recruitment practices and recommended a range of ...

C2007-22 Assessment of Overseas Qualifications

Agencies are advised that the Overseas Skills Advisory Service operated by the NSW Department of Education and Training (DET) has been discontinued from 25 May 2007. Overseas qualifications assessment and recognition services are largely the ...

C2007-19 Salary Sacrifice of Compulsory Employee Contributions in the State Superannuation Scheme

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular The purpose of this Circular is to advise agencies of the current status of legislative amendments to allow members of the State Superannuation Scheme (SSS) to salary sacrifice all or part of the compulsory ...

C2007-15 Crown Employees (Research Scientists) Award 2007

On 10 May 2007 the NSW Industrial Relations Commission made the Crown Employees (Research Scientists) 2007 Award (the Award) with the consent of the Public Service Association. The Award supercedes the Crown Employees (Research Scientists) Award 2004. ...

C2007-16 Nominations for the Public Service Medal

The Public Service Medal is a prestigious medal within the Australian Honours System designed to recognise Public Sector Officers who have made a contribution to the community through the outstanding performance of their duties. ...

C2007-13 Amendments to the Standing Orders for the Legislative Assembly Affecting the Passage of Legislation

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular New Standing Orders were endorsed by the Legislative Assembly in 2006, and the new procedures will apply on and from the commencement of the 54th Parliament. The terminology relating to the passage of legislation ...

C2007-14 National Aboriginal & Islander Day Observance Committee

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular (NAIDOC Week 8-15 July 2007) Theme: '50 years: Looking Forward, Looking Blak' Agencies are advised that from the 8th to 15th July 2007 will mark the 50th Anniversary of NAIDOC Week (National Aboriginal ...

C2007-12 Revised Shared Corporate Services Strategy

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Shared corporate services initiatives have produced good results for the NSW Government. We have made progress to reduce expenditure, consolidated corporate applications and control corporate services staffing ...

C2007-11 Salary Packaging for Non-SES Employees

The current contract with McMillan Shakespeare Australia Ltd (MSA) for the provision of salary packaging administration services was due to expire on 31 December 2006. This contract was extended until 31 March 2007 to enable a comprehensive tender process ...

C2007-10 Walk Safely to School Day

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular On Friday 4 May 2007 the Pedestrian Council of Australia (PCA) is encouraging all primary school children to walk and commute safely to school.  Walk Safely to School Day is being promoted as a Community Event ...

C2007-09 SES/Senior Officer Motor Vehicle Charges 2007-2008

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular New charges for SES/Senior Officer (SO) motor vehicles, inclusive of GST where applicable, effective from 1 April 2007, are attached as Appendix 1. Also attached as Appendix 2 to this Circular is a revision of ...

C2007-08 Earth Hour- 31 March 2007

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Earth Hour is an initiative of  WWF-Australia  and  The Sydney Morning Herald  that calls on individuals, households and businesses in Sydney to turn off their lights for one hour on Saturday 31 March 2007 ...

C2007-07 NSW Seniors Week

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular I am writing to bring to your attention NSW Seniors Week- Sunday, 11 March to Sunday, 18 March. 250,000 seniors are expected to attend 700 events across NSW. On Monday, 12 March and Tuesday, 13 March, 30,000 ...

C2007-05 Coordination Of E-Recruitment-Related Initiatives

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular The Government has endorsed the recommendations of the Review of Recruitment Practices conducted by the Council on the Cost and Quality of Government. The review involves major changes to both policy and practice ...

C2007-06 Accessing Leave Entitlements And Flexible Work Hours Arrangements To Observe Religious Duties

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular The purpose of this circular is to highlight the Government's commitment to accommodate the culturally diverse nature of the public sector workforce. Chief Executives are asked to distribute the attached ...

C2007-03 NSW Government Website Style Directive

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular The NSW Government is committed to the principle that information about the Government and the services it offers can be easily found. To assist in implementing this principle, the Chief Executive Committee ...

C2007-01 Increases in Expense Related Allowances

The purpose of this Circular is to advise Department Heads of: increases in expense related allowances under the Crown Employees (Skilled Trades) Award; and corrections to rates of pay published in Circular 2005-36 Crown Employees Wages Staff (Rates of ...