Enterprise Agreements

Details about the Department of Human Services Agreement and Medical Officers Agreement.

Voting on the proposed Department of Human Services Agreement 2017-2020

The department invites staff to consider the proposed Agreement. The proposed Agreement covers all APS1 to EL2 staff but does not include the Senior Executive Service (SES) or Medical Officers.

Voting will:

  • start at 8 am AEST on 7 September 2017
  • end at 5 pm AEST on 13 September 2017

Staff will get instructions, including a voting password, so they can cast their vote online. Staff can vote by telephone in exceptional circumstances where it’s not possible to vote online.

Staff will be sent voting details from ORIMA Research Pty Ltd, the external company managing the vote.

Staff not at work at the start of the access period or during the entire vote period will get voting instructions sent to their:

  • postal address and
  • personal email address if recorded in ESSentials

Other staff will get voting instructions through their work email address.

Department of Human Services proposed Agreement 2017-2020 and supporting details

The following documents include the proposed Agreement in Word and PDF version, as well as two documents that explain the proposed agreement. If staff have questions about the proposals, or trouble accessing these documents, they should contact their supervisor or email the Enterprise Agreement Team.

Department of Human Services Enterprise Agreement 2011-2014

Staff voted in favour of the Department of Human Services Agreement 2011–2014 in December 2011. Following this, Fair Work Australia provided approval for the Agreement on Tuesday 20 December 2011.

The Department of Human Services Agreement 2011–2014 took effect on Tuesday 27 December 2011.

This Agreement covers all APS1 to EL2 staff within the Department of Human Services, with the exception of Medical Officers.

Department of Human Services Medical Officers Agreement 2013-2014

The Department of Human Services Enterprise Agreement 2011–2014 does not include Medical Officers within the department.

The Department of Human Services (Medical Officers) Agreement 2013–2014 will continue to cover Medical Officers until a new Agreement is approved.

Page last updated: 30 August 2017