Enterprise Agreement 2017–2020: Appendix A

Definitions and acronyms

In this Agreement, unless otherwise specified, the following definitions apply:

Agreement – means the National Archives of Austrlaia Enterprise Agreement 2017–2020

Adopted Child – for the purposes of Adoption Leave means a child who is under 16 on the expected day of placement who has not lived with the employee for a continuous period of six months or more and is not a child (otherwise than because of the adoption) of the employee or the employee’s spouse or de facto partner.

APS – means the Australian Public Service.

APS Employee – means an employee engaged under section 22(2) of the Public Service Act 1999.

Archives – means the National Archives of Australia.

Casual Employee – means an APS employee employed in the Archives under the Public Service Act 1999 for duties that are irregular or intermittent.

Long Term Casual Employee – means an APS employee employed as a Casual Employee and the employee has been employed on a regular and systematic basis for a sequence of periods of employment during a period of at least 12 months and has a reasonable expectation of continuing employment on a regular and systematic basis.

Christmas shutdown period – means the days between Christmas Day and New Year's Day which would otherwise be working days.

Continuous Service – means a period of service not broken by periods of unpaid leave that does not count for service.

Deemed resignation – means an earlier period of service that was with the APS and ceased because the employee was deemed to have resigned from the APS due to marriage under the repealed section 49 of the Public Service Act 1922.

Delegate – means the person empowered by the instrument of delegation used by the Director-General to delegate human resource related powers and functions.

Different locality – for the purposes of Subclause 272(iii), means another town or city, the location of which is such that the employee would reasonably be required to move house in order to maintain employment.

Director-General – means the Head of the National Archives of Australia appointed under Section 67 Public Service Act 1999.

Emergency Management Body – means a body, or part of a body, that has a role or function under a plan that is for coping with emergencies and/or disasters; and is prepared by the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory; or a fire-fighting, civil defence or rescue body, or part of such a body; or any other body, or part of a body, a substantial purpose of which involves securing the safety of persons or animals in an emergency or natural disaster; or protecting the property in an emergency or natural disaster; or otherwise responding to an emergency or natural disaster; or a body, or part of a body, prescribed by the Fair Work Regulations.

Employee – unless otherwise stated, means an APS employee employed in the Archives under the Public Service Act 1999, who is covered by this Agreement.

Executive level employee – means employees employed at the Executive Level 1, Executive Level 2 and Public Affairs 3 classifications.

Foster Child – for the purposes of Foster Leave means a child who is under 16 on the expected day of placement who has not lived with the employee for a continuous period of six months or more and is not a child (otherwise than because of the fostering arrangement) of the employee or the employee’s spouse or de facto partner.

Immediate family – for the purposes of accessing Personal/Carer's Leave for caring purposes, unpaid Care's, bereavement or compassionate leave a family or household member is:

  • a spouse, a former spouse, a de facto partner, a former de facto partner, a child, parent, grandparent, grandchild or sibling of the employee; or
  • a child, parent, grandparent, grandchild or sibling of a spouse or de facto partner of the employee or former spouse or defacto partner of the employee; or
  • a relation through an adopted, fostered or step child of the employee; or
  • traditional kinship to the employee; or
  • a person who is in a genuine domestic relationship with the employee.

Individual Flexibility Agreement – means an individual written agreement between an employer and an employee made in accordance with the Fair Work Act 2009.

Medical evidence – means a certificate from a health practitioner registered, or licensed, as a health practitioner (or as a health practitioner of a particular type) under a law of a State or Territory that provides for the registration or licensing of health practitioners (or health practitioner of that type).

NES (National Employment Standards) – means the minimum standards applying to employment as defined in Part 2-2 of the Fair Work Act 2009, or otherwise set by the Fair Work Commission.

Non-ongoing Employee – means a non-ongoing APS employee employed in the Archives under the Public Service Act 1999.

Ordinary Hours of Work – means the number of hours of work over a four week settlement period for a full time equivalent employee with a Standard Working Week and Standard Working Day. From commencement of the Agreement it will be 148 hours and 20 minutes.

Partner – means a person who is a member of a couple in a relationship, irrespective as to the sexual preference which defines that relationship.

Redeployment – means the reassignment of duties with the Agency or movement to another APS Agency.

Standard Working Day – means the hours of work for a full time equivalent employee per day (Monday to Friday) of 7 hours and 25 minutes (8:30am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm –4:55pm).

Standard Working Week – means the hours of work for a full time equivalent employee per week (Monday to Friday) of 37 hours and 05 minutes.

Time off in Lieu (TOIL) – is a flexible work arrangement agreed between an employee and their manager to recognise where additional hours have been worked. In this Agreement, TOIL is calculated in accordance with the provisions of Executive Level Employees TOIL (clause 32-34), Overtime (clause 43), Christmas Shutdown (clause 73), Domestic Travelling Time (Clause 176) and Excess Travelling Time (clause 209).

War caused condition – means an injury or disease that has been determined, under the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 or the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004, to be war-caused or defence-caused.

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