Office for the Public Sector

People

Public Sector Employee Mobility

The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and Commonwealth Aged Care reforms (the Reforms) affects some public sector employees. To best support those employees, the South Australian Government endorsed a centrally managed employee mobility strategy to actively prioritise Department for Communities and Social Inclusion’s (DCSI) ongoing employees for vacancies across the public sector.

The Guidelines support the retention of skilled and experienced public sector employees and helps to minimise service disruption and risks associated with the loss of employees in service areas impacted by the Reforms.

Employees

Materially affected DCSI employees will receive written notification their position will be impacted by the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and Commonwealth Aged Care reforms (the Reforms).

Employees will be centrally case-managed by the Office for the Public Sector’s Workforce Transition Unit’s consultants who will partner with employees to identify suitable public sector vacancies.  Consultants will also provide advice and assistance in career support services, including resume preparation, job applications, career development plans and interview techniques.

Employees will be given priority access to vacancies (following consideration of work-injured and employees declared excess to requirements) consistent with the Commissioner’s Guideline (recommend hyperlinking the guideline as this is in a separate section).

A Practitioner’s Guide is available here

Agencies

In accordance with the Direction of the Premier – Public Sector Employee Mobility Strategy, and the Commissioner’s Guideline public sector agencies will be required to prioritise affected DCSI ongoing staff for vacancies (following consideration of work-injured employees and those declared as excess to requirements) and hold (and back-fill where necessary) positions for ongoing DCSI employees needed to be retained to support the implementation of the reforms.

The Commissioner for Public Sector Employment, Erma Ranieri, is responsible for monitoring and overseeing the extent to which Chief Executives, agency heads and delegates are complying with the Premier’s Direction.

Where there is disagreement as to the suitability of an employee employed in DCSI, for a transfer to a role/duties/position in another agency, the Commissioner will review the potential transfer and remit the matter to the relevant agency for further consideration with a recommendation as to the suitability of the employee. The Chief Executive, agency head or delegate in the potential receiving agency is to consider the recommendations of the Commissioner in determining the suitability of the employee.

A Practitioner’s Guide is available here

Workforce Mobility Pathway

Contact

For more information, please contact the Workforce Transition Unit on [email protected]

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