The Government has made a decision that from 1 July 2017 all new workers compensation claims (with a date of injury on or after 1 July 2017), made by South Australian public sector employees will be administered by ReturnToWorkSA.
Current claims and claims with an injury date prior to 1 July 2017 will continue to be managed by their agency’s injury management service providers.
This change will provide the opportunity for Government to streamline the way injury management is approached within the public sector and supports a more consistent and efficient workers compensation scheme for the whole of South Australia. The increased efficiencies will be created by having greater economies of scale across the State, which will enable access to the latest information technology and business analytics.
These considerations are consistent with the Government’s economic and strategic priorities for South Australia —the best place to do business and building a modern public sector.
Office of the Public Sector is managing the transition in conjunction with the Department of Treasury and Finance.
An Injury Management Transition Plan Working Group comprised of Public Sector executive employees has been established to drive, inform and undertake the transition. Office of the Public Sector and Department of Treasury and Finance will work alongside this group to ensure a successful model is developed, which will be sustainable and get the best results for current and future South Australian Public Sector workers injured at work.
There will be further and extensive consultation with agencies, including injury management personnel as well as unions regarding the changes and how they will be implemented.
Please register any questions you may have to [email protected]
You can view the Information Session on the Injury Management Transition below.