Communication and consultation
Recognising that regular and open communication with employees is an important feature of a positive workplace culture, we continue to use the employee intranet to boost communication and consultation across the agency. In 2018–19 there was a three per cent increase in usage of content including news, discussions, interactive calendar and noticeboard. The employee intranet provides employees with easy access to the tools and information they need to do their jobs.
Employee Consultative Forum
The ECF was established in March 2016, following the start of the previous enterprise agreement. The ECF ensures the agency meets its requirements under the current enterprise agreement, the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth).
The ECF is committed to communicating and consulting directly with employees, and meets at least four times per year to discuss issues surrounding the implementation of the enterprise agreement, planned changes to employment-related policies and procedures, consultation, and discussion of WHS issues.
In 2018–19 the ECF provided feedback on a range of policies to support the enterprise agreement, APS census results and agency restructure.