This policy has been developed to support the provision at ACU of payment of a meal allowance to those Professional Staff who are required to work overtime.
2. Policy Statement
The University recognises that from time to time Professional Staff may be required to work overtime at times that may necessitate the payment of a meal allowance. The payment of the meal allowance shall be in accordance with the provisions of this policy.
3. Policy Purpose
This policy informs Professional Staff members of the conditions applicable to the payment of a meal allowance when overtime is worked.
4. Application of Policy
A meal allowance shall be payable to a Professional Staff member, at the rate prescribed by this policy where:
the staff member works at least one and a half hours authorised overtime before or after her/his ordinary hours for the day/shift; and,
such overtime is continuous with the staff member's normal hours for the day/shift except for any intervening meal break taken in accordance with the policy in relation to Meal Breaks and Rest Pauses.
The meal allowance rate of $28.20 payable under this policy is reviewed annually by the University, in line with changes in the CPI, but shall not exceed that provided for by the relevant Australian Taxation Office Determination.
A meal allowance is payable in circumstances where the overtime is approved by the delegated University officer and the conditions in Section (4) above are met.
Staff members who are eligible to claim a meal allowance should lodge their claim in accordance with their Organisational Unit’s petty cash claim procedures. The operating hours and location of cashiers on each campus are available by contacting the Finance Directorate on extension 2945.
6. Policy Review
The University may make changes to this policy and procedures from time to time to improve the effectiveness of its operation. In this regard, any staff member who wishes to make any comments about this Policy may forward their suggestions to the Director, Human Resources.
7. Further Assistance
Any staff member who requires assistance in understanding this Policy should first consult their nominated supervisor who is responsible for the implementation and operation of these arrangements in their work area. Should further advice be required staff should contact the Human Resources Advisory Service, HR@acu.edu.au or extension 4222.