Circular 2014/1 - Australian Government Public Sector Workplace Bargaining Policy

Last updated: 28 Mar 2014

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28 March 2014

HEADS OF CORPORATE MANAGEMENT - ALL APS AGENCIES AND NON-APS AGENCIES

Arrangements for bargaining in the Commonwealth public sector

The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service, Senator the Hon. Eric Abetz, (the Minister) has announced the commencement of the Australian Government Public Sector Workplace Bargaining Policy (2014) (the Policy).

Effective 28 March 2014, the Policy wholly supersedes the Australian Public Service Bargaining Framework (2011) and the Australian Government Employment Bargaining Framework (2009).

The Policy applies to all Australian Public Service (APS) agencies and non-APS agencies, including Government Business Enterprises. The Australian Defence Force is not covered by the Policy.

The Australian Government Public Sector Workplace Bargaining Policy is available at: www.apsc.gov.au/wr-bargaining-2014

For further information agencies can contact their APSC contact, as provided in previous communications, email workplacerelations@apsc.gov.au, or check the APSC's website at http://www.apsc.gov.au/aps-employment-policy-and-advice/workplace-relations.


Helen Bull
Group Manager, Workplace Relations
Australian Public Service Commission