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Type:
Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular
Identifier:
C2011-11
Status:
Archived

C2011-11 Flexible Working online toolkit

Description

Keypoints

  • Flexible work arrangements are important elements of strategies for attracting and retaining valuable skilled staff and to build diverse workforces
  • The new Flexible Working website provides the context for considering flexible work place arrangements and the business benefits from implementing such arrangements.

Detailed Outline

Flexible work options and practices are important considerations in the attraction and retention of valuable skills and are particularly important to building diverse workforces. Flexible working arrangements are not just for those with family and caring responsibilities. Most workers at some stage in their work life will place a premium on more flexible workplaces, including older workers, younger workers and those with a disability. The arrangements help employees balance the changing demands of work and personal life while contributing to improved performance and productivity.

The new Flexible Working website is a springboard for agencies wishing to develop flexible working solutions with their staff. It is designed to increase managers’ capacity to establish and manage flexible work solutions in their agencies and with their employees. It explains the context for considering flexible work place arrangements and the associated business benefits from implementing such arrangements.

All NSW public sector agencies are encouraged to:

  • use the resources available from the Flexible Working site
  • promote the Flexible Working site to all employees.

Brendan O’Reilly
Director General

Which agencies does this Circular apply to?
All public sector agencies including State Owned Corporations. This includes all agencies and employees in the Government Service (Public Service Departments, Non-Public Service Divisions and Special Employment Divisions), the Teaching Service, NSW Police and the NSW Health Service.

Who needs to know about this Circular?
Human Resources, Personnel, Employee Relations, all managers and employees.

Issued by: Performance & Development, Public Sector Workforce in the Department of Premier and Cabinet

Contact: Denise Pendleton t: 9228 3023 e: denise.pendleton@dpc.nsw.gov.au

Overview

Who needs to know and/or comply with this?

AR Details

Date Issued
Mar 24, 2011
Review Date
Dec 31, 2014
Replaces
Replaced By

Contacts

Contact
Contact_us@dpc.nsw.gov.au
Phone
(02) 9228 5555
Publishing Entity
Department of Premier and Cabinet
Issuing Entity
Department of Premier and Cabinet