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Archived DPC Circulars - 2008

C2008-50 Crown Employees (Public Service Training Wage) Award 2008

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular The Crown Employees (Public Service Training Wage) Award 2005 was reviewed by the NSW Industrial Relations Commission on 16 December 2008. As part of that process, the rates in the Award were varied to give ...

C2008-49 Accessing Leave Entitlements and Flexible Work Hours Arrangements to Observe Religious Duties

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular The Government is committed to accommodating the needs of a culturally diverse public sector workforce. Chief Executives are asked to distribute the attached list- Days of Religious Significance for Multicultural ...

C2008-48 Rostered Days Off For 2009-2010 Crown Employees (Skilled Trades) Award and General Construction (State) Award

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular The rostered days off under the above awards for the year 2009 are: The rostered days off under the above awards for the year 2010 are: Tuesday 27 January 2009Monday 23 February 2009Monday 23 March 2009Tuesday 14 ...

C2008-47 Voluntary Redundancy Payments

This Circular provides advice in response to new Commonwealth Government rules changing the treatment of payments made on termination of employment. ...

C2008-46 Changes to Crown Employees (Public Service Conditions of Employment) Reviewed Award 2006 and Clerical Officer Pay Scales

The  Crown Employees (Public Service Conditions of Employment) Reviewed Award 2006  was varied on 13 November 2008. The changes arise from agreement in the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government and the Public Service Association (PSA) to ...

C2008-42 CEO Attendance at Community Cabinet Visits

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Community Cabinet functions are regularly held across New South Wales. Individuals and community groups are invited to come to these functions to meet Ministers and Depmtment heads. This provides the opportunity ...

C2008-43 Minibudget

Today the NSW Treasurer Eric Roozendaal delivered the November Mini Budget detailing the Government's response to the global financial crisis and plans to preserve the State's Triple A Credit Rating. ...

C2008-45 Nominations for the Public Service Medal

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular 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 ...

C2008-44 White Ribbon Day 25th November

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular White Ribbon Day occurs on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Everyone, particularly men, is urged to wear a White Ribbon on that day to symbolize support for the ...

C2008-40 The Roads And Traffic Authority (RTA) as a Contractor to Agencies

The Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) acts as a contractor and adviser to NSW public sector agencies for road related projects. ...

C2008-41 Reduction of Senior Executive Positions

The Premier recently announced that there will be a 20% reduction in senior executive numbers.  This circular provides advice on the process for achieving the reductions. ...

C2008-18 National Aboriginal & Islander Day Observance Committee

Agencies are advised that NAIDOC Week (National Aboriginal & Islander Day Observance Committee) will be celebrated from 6 to 13 July 2008. This year’s NAIDOC theme is “Advance Australia Fair”. ...

C2008-39 Seven Bridges Walk- Sunday 26 October 2008

The Seven Bridges Walk, an initiative of the Pedestrian Council of Australia, will be held on Sunday 26 October 2008. The New South Wales Government encourages public sector employees to participate in this event. ...

C2008-37 Australian and Overseas Travelling Allowances- Chief Executive Officers, Senior Executive Officers, Senior Officers, Statutory Officers, and Part-time Members of Boards, Committees

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular 1. Travelling Allowances within Australia Travelling allowances have been adjusted following Taxation Determination 2008/18 by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) (see attached Table).  The new rates are ...

C2008-36 Crown Employees (Public Sector Salaries- 2008) Award- Settlement of Claim with the Public Service Association

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular 1. INTRODUCTION The purpose of this Circular is to advise Department and Agency Heads of arrangements related to the settlement of the Crown Employees (Public Sector Salaries –2008) Award. The settlement provides ...

C2008-38 National Ride to Work Day- Wednesday, 15 October

Wednesday, 15 October 2008 is National Ride to Work Day. National Ride to Work Day is the perfect opportunity to combine cycling with a daily commute. Last year thousands of new cyclists participated in the event, and many of them are now enjoying the ...

C2008-32 Making the Public Sector Work Better for Women

Making the public sector work better for women is the sector-wide women’s employment and development strategy to improve women’s recruitment, development and retention over the next five years. ...

C2008-33 Spokeswomens Program Changes

The Spokeswomen’s Program will now become one among a suite of initiatives available to agencies as part of the five-year women’s employment and development strategy Making the public sector work better for women which aims to improve women’s recruitment, ...

C2008-35 Risk-Based Compliance and Competition Test Assessment

Two tools,  Risk-Based Compliance  and  Assessment Against the Competition Test,  have been prepared to supplement the  Guide to Better Regulation. ...

C2008-34 Prequalification Scheme: Performance and Management Services

The Department of Premier and Cabinet, in conjunction with the Department of Commerce, has established the Prequalification Scheme: Performance and Management Services – a list of prequalified service providers to assist NSW Government agencies and ...

C2008-29 Amendments to Public Sector Employment and Management Act and Regulation

The Public Sector Employment and Management Act 2002 and Public Sector Employment and Management Regulation 1996 have been amended to provide Departments and other public sector agencies with greater recruitment flexibility. These amendments are part of ...

C2008-27 Increase in Parking Space Levy

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular New charges for the motor vehicle parking space levy apply from 1 July 2008.  The levy was introduced in 1992 to discourage car use and decrease congestion and pollution in Sydney's prime business districts. ...

C2008-26 Jeans for Genes Day- Friday, 1 August 2008

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Jeans for Genes Day is the main annual fundraising event for the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI). The CMRI, based at Westmead, is an independent organisation committed to unlocking the mysteries of ...

C2008-28 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 of the Crown Employees (Public Service Conditions of ...

C2008-23 Special Leave for World Youth Day Co-ordination Authority Volunteers and Other Leave Arrangements for World Youth Day

CEOs are reminded of the important role to be played by public sector volunteers towards making World Youth Day a successful event for New South Wales and the Special Leave arrangements that have been put in place by Circular 2008-07 to support those ...

C2008-20 Voluntary Redundancy Payments

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Circular 2007-35 advised that the Department of Premier and Cabinet was seeking a tax ruling on whether voluntary redundancy payments made between 1 July 2007 and 30 June 2012 meet transitional criteria which ...

C2008-21 Premier's Public Sector Awards 2008

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular The Premier's Public Sector Awards are held annually to formally recognise and reward achievements of excellence by public sector agencies. These Awards provide an important opportunity to showcase progress ...

C2008-22 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. The medal is awarded by ...

C2008-17 2008 SES Guidelines

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular The SES Guidelines have been comprehensively updated and are available on the Department of Premier and Cabinet website www.dpc.nsw.gov.au (Publications > Senior Executive Service). The updated Guidelines ...

C2008-19 Measuring the Costs of Regulation

A costing tool,  Measuring the Costs of Regulation,  has been developed to supplement the NSW Government’s Guide to Better Regulation. The requirements of the Guide to Better Regulation commenced on 1 June 2008. ...

C2008-30 Classes of Air Travel Within Australia

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular The purpose of this Circular is to remind Chief Executive Officers of the current policy on air travel within Australia as detailed in Circular 2005-03 Official Travel within Australia and Overseas.  Economy ...

C2008-31 NSW Public Sector Workforce Strategy

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular The NSW Public Sector Workforce Strategy 2008-2012 sets the agenda to improve how the sector recruits, develops and retains staff and how it plans for its future workforce needs. To meet the commitments set out ...

C2008-16 World Youth Day Co-Ordination Authority "Volunteers" Web Page

The World Youth Day Co‑ordination Authority (WYDCA) has now set up a “Volunteers” web page on its website. Agencies are asked to direct interested employees to the “Volunteers” web page, which provides information about the volunteer program and provides ...

C2008-14 Ses/Senior Officer Motor Vehicle Charges 2008- 2009

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular New charges for SES/Senior Officer motor vehicles, inclusive of GST where applicable, effective from 1 April 2008, are attached as Appendix 1. Notes on SES/Senior Officer Motor Vehicle Packages 2008 2009 are ...

C2008-12 Survey Of Television And Radio Copying By The Government For Work Purposes

The  Copyright Act 1968  (the Act) grants all state and territory governments a statutory licence to reproduce copyright material without the permission of the copyright owner. However, governments are required to pay equitable remuneration to copyright ...

C2008-13 National Families Week 2008

National Families Week is Australia’s annual celebration of families. National Families Week 2008 will be held between 11-17 May. The theme is 'Work and Family- getting the balance right' which reflects the importance of encouraging Australians, ...

C2008-15 Leave Arrangements for events associated with World Youth Day

Events associated with World Youth Day will be held in Sydney from Tuesday 15 July to Sunday 20 July 2008. To reduce congestion in the CBD during this period, agencies are encouraged to allow staff to take leave, provided that essential services are ...

C2008-11 Reserve Forces Parades

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular The 2008 Reserve Forces Day Council (RFDC) Parades will take place in 5 cities in NSW on the weekend of 28/29 June, and in 3 cities on the weekend of 5/6 July. The locations and dates for the parades are as ...

C2008-25 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 ...

C2008-07 Special Leave For Staff To Volunteer With World Youth Day Co-Ordination Authority

This Circular outlines provisions for staff who volunteer to work for the World Youth Day Co-ordination Authority. ...

C2008-05 International Womens Day 2008

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Agencies are advised that International Women's Day is celebrated on 8 March each year. This year's theme is '100 years of active women in paid and unpaid work'. This theme recognises the ...

C2008-08 Walk Safely to School Day

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular On Friday 2 May 2008 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 ...

C2008-09 Community Language Allowance Scheme

Clause 52 of the  Crown Employees (Public Service Conditions of Employment) Reviewed Award 2006  (the Award) and section 7-3 Community Language Allowance Scheme (CLAS) of the Personnel Handbook (the Handbook) have been varied. ...

C2008-06 Staff Absent To Attend Stop Work At Parliament House On 26 February 2008

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular As you are possibly aware, the unions have called for 'stop work' action on Tuesday 26 February in protest to the Government's decision on reforming the electricity industry. The unions are ...

C2008-04 Accessing Leave Entitlements and Flexible Work Hours Arrangements- Australian Government Apology to the Stolen Generations

Chief Executives are asked to remind managers and supervisors to be sensitive in accommodating the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff requiring access to their leave entitlements and flexible work hours to participate in any events ...

C2008-03 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. This circular applies to all Public Service Departments. ...

C2008-02 Removal Of Common Selection Criteria

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular As of 30 January 2008 the requirement that all job applicants address Common Selection Criteria will be removed. This change was a recommendation endorsed by Cabinet, following the Council on the Cost and Quality ...

C2008-01 Leave For Staff Affected By Northern Nsw Floods- January 2008

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Employees who are or were unable to attend work as a result of the storms and subsequent flooding which affected parts of northern NSW during January 2008 require a more flexible approach to their absence. The ...