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University of Southern Queensland Enterprise Agreement 2018-2021

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Part 1 - Application and operation of the Agreement

1. Agreement title

2. Arrangement

3. Aim of the Agreement

4. Definitions

5. Commencement date and period of operation

6. Application of the Agreement

7. Awards and inconsistencies

7.2 Contracts for senior employees

7.3 Relationship to University policies, procedures or guidelines

8. Flexibility term

9. Posting of the Agreement

10. Review of the Agreement

Part 2 - Consultation

11. Consultative mechanisms

Part 3 - Job security

12. Job security

Part 4 - Employment relationship, employee development and related arrangements

13. Employment categories

13.2 Continuing employment

13.3 Contingent funded employment

        13.4 Fixed term employment

13.5 Casual employment

13.5.1 General conditions (Professional and Academic casual employment)

13.5.2 Casual employment (Professional employees)

13.5.3 Casual employment (Academic employees)

14. Modes of employment

14.1 Full-time employment

14.2 Fractional employment

14.3 Sessional employment (Residential Colleges, Printery)

14.4 Term employees (Professional employees)

14.5 Annualised hours employment (AHE)

14.6 48/52 weeks per year working arrangements

15. Absence from duty

16. Union role, access and facilities

17. Teacher specialisation and scholarship (Academic employees)

18. Apprentices and Trainees

19. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment

Part 5 - Performance management, recognition and reward

20. Performance management

21. Employee recognition and rewards

21.1 Increments

21.2 Accelerated incremental progression

21.3 Acting in higher classified positions and roles

21.4 Academic Level A responsibilities

21.5 Promotion (Academic employees)

21.6 Incentive allowance

21.7 Training and employee development

21.8 Study assistance

21.9 Academic Development and Other Studies Program

22. Probation

23. Employee supervision

24. Disciplinary action for unsatisfactory performance

25. Termination of probationary employment

Part 6 - Termination, change and redundancy

26. Functional flexibility

27. Internal transfers / secondments

28. Introduction of organisational change

29. Voluntary severance

30. Redundancy

31. Termination of employment

31.1 General

31.2 Notice of termination by the University

31.3 Time off during the notice period

31.4 Notice of resignation by an employee

32. Termination of employment on the grounds of ill health

33. Disciplinary action

34. Disciplinary action for misconduct or serious misconduct

35. Misconduct/Serious Misconduct Investigation and subsequent action by the Vice-Chancellor

Part 7 - Dispute resolution and grievance procedures

36. Procedures for dispute avoidance and settlement

37. Grievance procedures

Part 8 - Salaries, classifications and related matters

38. Salaries and classifications

38.1 Salary offer

38.2 Minimum salary rates and Position Classification Standards

38.3 Apprentices employed by the University

38.4 Trainees employed by the University

38.5 Salary packaging

38.6 Superannuation arrangements

39. Allowances

40. Classification of Professional employees and managerial positions

Part 9 - Work allocation, hours of work, rest pauses, meal breaks, overtime and shift work

41. Work allocation

42. Hours of work and overtime (Professional employees)

43. Hours of work (English Language Teaching employees)

44. Principles of Academic employee contactability and availability

45. Rest pauses and meal breaks (Professional employees)

45.1 Rest pauses

45.2 Meal breaks

46. Shift work (Professional employees)

Part 10 - Leave of absence

47. Annual leave

47.2 Annual leave (Academic employees)

47.3 End of year closure

48. Personal leave

49. Carer’s leave

50. Compassionate leave

51. Parental leave

51.4 Maternity leave

51.5 Primary caregiver’s leave

51.6 Partner leave

51.7 Adoption leave

51.8 General conditions relating to parental leave

51.9 Special provisions for exceptional circumstances

51.9.1 Maternity leave

52. Long service leave

53. Transfer of leave credit

54. Jury service and court attendance

55. Leave of absence to attend camps, classes or courses of instruction of the Reserve Forces

56. Trade union training leave

57. Special leave

58. Domestic and family violence leave

59. Effect of unpaid leave on other entitlements

Schedules

Schedule A - Academic employee salaries

Schedule B - Casual Academic and English Language Teaching employee salaries

Schedule C - Casual Academic employee salaries

Schedule D - Professional employee salaries

Schedule E - Casual Professional employee salaries

Schedule F - Allowances