New and revised policies and procedures

New and revised policies and procedures

A number of ACU policies and procedures have recently been updated.

Staff are advised that a number of University policies and procedures have recently been updated by Human Resources.

Updated HR documents

The University continues to review and update HR and related policies and procedures following the approval of the Australian Catholic University Staff Enterprise Agreement 2013-2017 (the Agreement) that came into effect on 19 March 2014, and as necessary to ensure compliance with legislation.

The following revised HR policies and procedures relating to a range of employment provisions were considered by the ACU Staff Consultative Committee (ACUSCC) at the meeting held on 24 July 2014 (or a previous ACUSCC meeting).

Following consultation, the Acting Vice-Chancellor has approved the following updated documents, effective from 4 August 2014:

  • Children of Staff and Students on University Premises Procedure
    This replaces the Guidelines on the Implementation of the Children on University Premises Policy, and has been revised with a focus on the arrangements associated with the children of staff and students being in learning and work environments on University premises.  References to related documents have also been updated.  
  • Higher Duties Allowance for Academic Staff Policy
    This Policy has been updated to support the implementation of National School structures and provides guiding principles to enable the determination of school management roles and the associated allowances payable.
  • Management of Staff Unattached from Substantive Position Policy
    This Policy has been updated to incorporate the provisions of the Australian Catholic University Staff Enterprise Agreement 2013-2017 and to be consistent with the revised Parental Leave Policy.
  • Parental Leave Policy
  • This Policy has been updated to incorporate the provisions of the Australian Catholic University Staff Enterprise Agreement 2013-2017.
  • Redeployment, Redundancy and Voluntary Early Retirement Policy
    This Policy has been updated to incorporate the provisions of the Australian Catholic University Staff Enterprise Agreement 2013-2017.
  • Travel and Relocation Expenses Policy
    This Policy has been updated with an increase in the amount of monies for relocation expenses within Australia that the University may agree to pay.  
  • ACU Tobacco Free Policy  (approved on 20 June 2014)
    This replaces the OH&S Smoke Free Workplace Policy, and has been revised to support the University‚Äôs commitment and transition to a Tobacco Free work and learning environment for all staff, students, volunteers, contractors and visitors.  

The updated documents are available on the Policies & Procedures pages of the ACU website under HR and may be accessed via the links embedded above. You may need to refresh the individual policy page to ensure that the latest version of the policy is displayed.

Accordingly, the Vice-Chancellor has revoked the following previously implemented policies and guidelines, with effect from 4 August 2014.

  • Guidelines on the Implementation of the Children on University Premises Policy (dated 16 October 2008)
  • Interim Higher Duties Allowance for Academic Staff Policy (dated 1 January 2011)
  • Management of Staff Unattached from Substantive Position Policy (dated 6 March 2008)
  • Parental Leave Policy (dated 21 August 2013)
  • Redeployment, Redundancy and Voluntary Early Retirement Policy (dated 4 October 2011)
  • Travel and Relocation Expenses Policy (dated 13 August 2009)
  • Dispute Management Guidelines (dated June 2008)
  • OH&S Smoke Free Workplace Policy (dated 7 April 2008)


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