Employment policy and advice contacts
Last updated: 12 Jan 2016
This page is: current
Employment policy advice is available to human resource practitioners and senior executives in the central office of APS agencies using the contacts listed below:
Individual APS employees
If you are seeking advice about an issue relating to your employment, you should contact your own agency's human resources area. The Commission is not able to provide advice to individual APS employees.
APSC Workplace Relations contacts
- Maternity leave, long service leave
Phone (02) 6202 3863 or (02) 6202 3981 or email email@example.com
- Award modernisation
(02) 6202 3924 or (02) 6202 3788 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Commonwealth Public Sector Workplace Bargaining
Contact your agency's relationship manager or email email@example.com
APSC Staffing Policy contacts
- Disability employment policy
- Diversity and Indigenous policy
- SES and Non-SES recruitment and selection, conditions of engagement, movement/promotion, excess staff (RRR) situations, separation (termination/retirement), workforce classification, work level standards, broadbanding and machinery of government changes
Other APSC contacts
- Remuneration Tribunal Secretariat: provides secretariat support to the Remuneration Tribunal who determine remuneration for key Commonwealth office holders, including Secretaries and Statutory Office Holders, see www.remtribunal.gov.au
- Public Service Act 1999 – changes made by the Public Service Amendment Act 2013(02) 6202 3737 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Executive Service
Senior Executives can contact the Senior Executive Adviser to discuss issues they may be facing.
Employment policy matters not covered by the Commission
For matters relating to APS employment that are not covered by the Commission, you should contact:
- Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
for Annual Reporting policies, guidance on caretaker conventions, and guidelines for official witnesses before Parliamentary Committees.
- Department of Finance and Deregulation
for policies on financial management and fiscal probity in the APS.
- Australian Human Rights Commission (www.hreoc.gov.au)
for matters relating to discrimination or breaches of human rights.
for the administration of matters relating to Commonwealth superannuation.
for administration of the Commonwealth occupational health and safety framework and the workers' compensation scheme.
- Fair Work Commission (www.fwa.gov.au)
for matters relating to the Fair Work Act 2009 such as unfair dismissal, industrial action, equal pay, transfer of business, right of entry and enterprise bargaining (initial point of contact is APSC Workplace Relations Group as listed above).
- Fair Work Ombudsman (http://www.fairwork.gov.au)
for information about workplace rights and obligations, including investigation of breaches of individuals' workplace rights.
- Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (www.oaic.gov.au)
for information policy, Freedom of Information and Privacy matters.
State, territory or local government matter
If your enquiry is about a State, Territory or local government matter, please contact the relevant organisation at that level of government. Links to these organisations can be found from the States and Territories page on the Australian Government website.