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Policy Directive

Department of Health, NSW
73 Miller Street North Sydney NSW 2060
Locked Mail Bag 961 North Sydney NSW 2059
Telephone (02) 9391 9000 Fax (02) 9391 9101

http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/policies/
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Flexible Work Locations Policy - NSW Department of Health
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Document NumberPD2005_318
Publication date27-Jan-2005
Functional Sub groupPersonnel/Workforce - Conditions of employment
SummaryConditions under which staff of the Department of Health can work from
home and Telecentre arrangements.
Author BranchCorporate Personnel Services
Branch contactVicki Leaver 9391 9487
Applies toNSW Dept of Health
Distributed toNSW Department of Health
Review date27-Jan-2010
File No.99/8483
Previous reference2003/52
Issue date16-Jul-2003
StatusActive
Director-General
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Compliancewith this policy directive is mandatory.
CIRCULAR
File No
99/8483
Circular No
2003/52
Issued
16 July 2003
Contact
Sally Edwards (02) 9391 9487
Steve McNab (02) 9391 9504
NSW Department of Health
Flexible Work Locations Policy

The work from home policy has recently been reviewed. A number of changes have been made to previous procedures, most importantly the inclusion of Telecentres. This Circular supersedes Circular 96/87.

This Policy applies to staff employed by the NSW Department of Health (including the Institute of Psychiatry, the Mental Health Review Tribunal and the Health Professionals\u2019 Registration Boards). This policy does not apply to staff employed in public health organisations e.g. Area Health Services and hospitals under the Health Services Act 1997, or in the NSW Ambulance Service.

POLICY STATEMENT
The Department recognises that flexible work arrangements promote employment equity and
enable staff to meet their work, personal and other responsibilities.

The Policy includes information for staff on working from home and Telecentre arrangements. It is important that staff and managers work together to investigate opportunities for adopting flexible work arrangements.

A model Flexible Work Locations Agreement is provided with this Policy and is to be used to ensure
that the Flexible Work Locations process is properly implemented.
Should you require further information concerning this policy please contact the Training and Equity
Officer, Corporate Personnel Services on 9391 9487.
Robyn Kruk
Director-General
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Telephone (02) 9391 9000 Facsimile (02) 9391 9101

In accordance with the provisions incorporated in the Accounts and Audit Determination, the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officers and their equivalents, within a public health organisation, shall be held responsible for ensuring the observance of Departmental policy (including circulars and procedure manuals) as issued by the Minister and the Director-General of the Department of Health.

This policy has been developed because the New South Wales Department of Health
recognises that flexible working arrangements promote employment equity and enable staff to
meet their work, personal and other responsibilities.

In developing this policy, the Department endorses the Flexible Work Practices Policy and
Guidelines issued by the Premier\u2019s Department in 1995 and demonstrates its commitment to
implementing flexible work practices based on equity considerations and organisational
requirements.

All staff employed by the Department (including staff employed by the Institute of Psychiatry, the
Mental Health Review Tribunal and the Health Professionals\u2019 Registration Boards) are entitled
to seek approval to use a telecentre or to work from home on a short or long-term basis.
Telecentre facilities are available in Gosford and Wollongong and would only be suitable for
staff living close to these areas.

This policy does not apply to staff employed in the Area Health Services or in the NSW
Ambulance Service.

Working from home or a telecentre are options for staff whose employment circumstances
prevent them from attending their usual place of work or in situations where the staff member
and manager agree that it would be more appropriate for the staff member to undertake certain
tasks away from the usual work environment.

Working from a telecentre or from home is not a solution for a long term need to provide care to
dependants.

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