Revised policies and procedures

Published: Monday 18th July 2016

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 to ensure compliance with legislation.

The following revised HR policies and associated documents relating to a range of employment provisions were considered by the ACUSCC at the meeting held on 23 June 2016. Following consultation, the Vice-Chancellor has approved the following updated documents effective from 11 July 2016:

Parental Leave Policy

This policy revision removes the return to work requirement for staff members with 104 weeks or more service who utilise the full leave entitlement in Clause 7.1.3 (iii). Related parental leave forms have also been updated to reflect the changes to policy.

Recreation Leave (including Annual Leave) Policy

This policy revision incorporates: changes to Public Holidays; the provisions of the ACU Staff Enterprise Agreement 2013 – 2017; and arrangements for annual leaving loading previously in the Annual Leave Loading Policy.

Research Awards for Women Academic Staff Policy and Procedure

This policy and procedure revision updates nomenclature and references. The associated application form has also been updated.

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, with effect from 11 July 2016:

  • Parental Leave Policy (dated 9 December 2015)
  • Recreational Leave Policy (dated 6 August 2012)
  • Annual Leave Loading Policy (dated 3 December 2007)
  • Research Awards for Women Academic Staff Policy (dated 4 October 2011)
  • Research Awards for Women Academic Staff Procedure (dated 2011)

Please contact the HR Advisory Service on extension 4222 or if you need assistance accessing the website.