Memos & Circulars - by year

Archived DPC Circulars - 2010

C2010-42 New South Wales Government Expenses Policy

Keypoints Chief Executives and all senior officials are reminded of their responsibilities regarding the expenditure of State funds. The NSW Government Expenses Policy prohibits the expenditure of State funds on any event that will provide a predominantly ...

C2010-40 Employment Arrangements for the March 2011 General Election

Keypoints NSW General Election is to be held on 26 March 2011. NSW Electoral Commission will employ both election officials and returning officers. Returning officers are required for approximately eight weeks during the election period as front line ...

C2010-38 Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009- Publication Guides

Keypoints The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 commenced on 1 July 2010. All agencies are reminded that they must publish their Publication Guides by 1 January 2011. Draft Publication Guides must be submitted to the Information Commissioner ...

C2010-37 2010 Chief and Senior Executive Services SOORT Determination

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Keypoints The Statutory and Other Offices Remuneration Tribunal has made its annual Determination for Chief and Senior Executive Services (CES and SES). The Tribunal has determined a general increase to CES and ...

C2010-36 Nominations sought for the Public Service Medal

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Keypoints Nominations currently sought: Nominations for the Public Service Medal (“the Medal”) that have been endorsed by heads of Super Departments are sought for announcement on Queen’s Birthday 2011. ...

C2010-35 Department Liaison Officers (DLOs)

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Keypoints Department Liaison Officers (DLOs) are public sector employees assigned to Ministers’ offices from the departments/agencies within Ministers’ portfolios. External recruitment of DLOs by departments ...

C2010-34 Commonwealth Paid Parental Leave guidelines for the NSW public sector

Keypoints The Commonwealth Paid Parental Scheme will begin on 1 January 2011. Eligible NSW public sector employees can access the Scheme in addition to existing NSW public sector parental leave entitlements. NSW public sector agencies are not required to ...

C2010-33 National Walk to Work Day- Friday, 1 October 2010

Walk to Work Day originated in New South Wales and is now a national community awareness event that aims to: promote regular walking as a healthy activity- creating better physical, mental and social health; reduce the reliance on the private motor ...

C2010-31 Australian and Overseas Travelling Allowances- Chief Executive Officers, Senior Executive Service Officers, Senior Officers, Statutory Officers, and Part-time Members of Boards, Committees

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Keypoints Travelling Allowances within Australia have been adjusted following Taxation Determination 2010/19 by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) (see attached Table). The new rates are effective from 1 July ...

C2010-30 Commonwealth Paid Parental Leave

Keypoints The Commonwealth Paid Parental Scheme will begin on 1 January 2011 The Scheme will provide pay at the rate of the federal minimum wage for up to 18 weeks Eligible NSW public sector employees can access the Scheme in addition to NSW public sector ...

C2010-32 NSW Human Influenza Pandemic Plan

Keypoints The NSW Human Influenza Pandemic Plan has been updated. All agencies should review their Business Continuity Plans (particularly in relation to pandemic) in line with the revised arrangements. ...

C2010-29 Increase in the Parking Space Levy

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Keypoints The parking space levy has increased effective from 1 July 2010 Circular 2010-17 SES/Senior Officer Motor Vehicle Charges 2010-2011 advised of the increased levy rate as it applies to SES and Senior ...

C2010-27 Strategic Management Cycle

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Keypoints The Strategic Management Cycle informs Directors General and Chief Executives of their statutory and administrative requirements for planning, budgeting, service delivery and reporting that occur each ...

C2010-26 Support for the 2011 Census of Population and Housing

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Keypoints The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will conduct a national Census on 9 August 2011 and expects to recruit approximately 10,000 temporary field staff within NSW. The NSW Government supports the ...

C2010-28 Review of Meal, Travelling and Other Allowances

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Keypoints Various expense and work related allowances in the Crown Employees (Public Service Conditions of Employment) Award are varied annually. The varied rates and amounts should be applied from 1 July 2010 or ...

C2010-24 Senior Executive Service- Notional Salary

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Keypoints The calculation of notional salary for the Senior Executive Service (SES) has been updated and details are provided below. The notional salary determines payments for accrued leave to SES officers on ...

C2010-23 Payment of copyright fees to the Copyright Agency Limited

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Keypoints Agencies will shortly receive invoices from the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) for payment of outstanding fees for their use of copyright material. Agencies are obligated to pay the fee as compensation ...

C2010-22 Contesting elections

Keypoints Public sector employees are not permitted to engage in party political activities whilst on duty. Attachment containing frequently asked questions addresses the legislative and policy issues arising for employees contesting elections, including ...

C2010-21 Transfer of public sector appeals processes to the NSW Industrial Relations Commission

Keypoints The public sector appeals process for both promotional and disciplinary appeals is transferred from the Government and Related Employees Appeal Tribunal (GREAT) to the NSW Industrial Relations Commission (NSW IRC). The President of the NSW IRC ...

C2010-20 NSW Government Branding Style Guide and revised logo

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Keypoints On 19 April 2010, Cabinet approved a slightly revised NSW Government logo and accompanying Style Guide. The logo is to be adopted broadly across the public sector, in accordance with the Style Guide. ...

C2010-19 Premiers Public Sector Awards 2010

Nominations are invited from all public sector organisations for the 2010 Premier’s Public Sector Awards. ...

C2010-18 Staffing Freeze

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Keypoints The current staffing freeze remains in place. Responsibility for approving exemptions for metropolitan press advertising has been devolved to Directors General of the twelve departments and the ...

C2010-17 SES/Senior Officer Motor Vehicle Charges 2010- 2011

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Keypoints New charges: the SES/Senior Officer motor vehicle charges take effect from 1 April 2010. Parking space levy: the charges announced in the November 2008 Mini-Budget are still current. Running costs: the ...

C2010-14 Whole-of-Government cooperation in recovery operations to assist communities in the wake of an emergency.

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Keypoints The State Emergency Recovery Controller is appointed by the Minister for Emergency Services and is responsible for controlling the recovery from the emergency in accordance with section 20B of the State ...

C2010-15 National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Keypoints NAIDOC week will be celebrated this year from 4 to 11 July 2010 This year’s theme is ‘Unsung Heroes – Closing the Gap by Leading Their Way’ Agencies should support staff participation in NAIDOC week ...

C2010-13 Breastfeeding Policy

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Keypoints Since 1997, the Government’s policy on breastfeeding in the workplace has been contained within a broader policy document “Employer Sponsored Childcare Policy and Guidelines” (ref. Premier’s Memorandum ...

C2010-12 Nominations for the Public Service Medal

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Keypoints Nominations currently sought: Nominations for the Public Service Medal (“the Medal”) that have been endorsed by heads of Super Departments are sought for announcement on Australia Day 2011. Eligibility: ...

C2010-11 Reserve Forces Day Parades

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Keypoints 2010 Reserve Forces Day Parade in Sydney to be held on Sunday 4 July 2010. Parade to acknowledge service of Reservists over last 60 years. Parades also to be held in regional locations. Public sector ...

C2010-09 The Local Jobs First Plan

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Keypoints The Local Jobs First Plan aims to improve the opportunities for Australian and New Zealand small and medium sized enterprises to compete for NSW Government procurement contracts. All public sector ...

C2010-10 NSW Public Sector Workforce Profile

Keypoints The Workforce Profile collection is mandatory for all Public Sector agencies. Submitting agencies, departments and other bodies, must comply with the collection’s deadlines. The NSW Government agency amalgamation has changed exemptions under the ...

C2010-08 Walk Safely to School Day

Keypoints On Friday 7 May 2010, the Pedestrian Council of Australia (PCA) is encouraging all primary school children to walk and commute safely to school. Walk Safely to School Day  encourages parents and carers to walk to school with young children in ...

C2010-07 Implementation in NSW of Emergency Alert, the national telephone emergency warning system

Emergency Alert, the national telephone emergency warning system, is now available for use in NSW Emergency Alert may only be used by prescribed emergency management persons in NSW to alert people in locations in situations of emergency ...

C2010-05 Staffing Freeze

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Keypoints The current staffing freeze remains in place. Under limited circumstances, Directors General of the thirteen departments may grant an exemption to the freeze. Attachment: Job Assessment Criteria Form ...

C2010-02 Statute Law Revision Program

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Keypoints In line with Cabinets long standing approval for a program of regular statute law revision, Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bills will continue to be prepared for each sitting of Parliament ...

C2010-03 Accessing leave entitlements and flexible work hours arrangements to observe religious duties

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular Keypoints Staff of all Public Service departments have leave entitlements to observe religious duties. Chief Executives are asked to distribute the list of days of religious significance to staff. Attachments: ...

C2010-04 Making It Our Business: The NSW Aboriginal Employment Action Plan 2009-2012

Keypoints Making It Our Business: The NSW Public Sector Employment Action Plan 2009-2012 has been launched. The plan addresses issues relating to the recruitment, retention and career development of Aboriginal people.\ Agencies will report on their ...