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Annual Report 1986/1987 Public Service Commissioner for the Northern Territory



Annual Report 1986/1987 Public Service Commissioner for the Northern Territory

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Tabled Papers for 5th Assembly 1987 - 1990; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT






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47 REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES Alice Springs 1986/87 saw an expansion in the role of the Public Service Commissioner's representative in Alice Springs and a relocation to Belvedere House in April. With the combining of some Departments in the early half of 1987 the PSC Representative assumed the responsibility for the Employment and Training Office, the functions of this office being mainly related to apprentice training and the Australian Traineeship Scheme. The changes also brought the Property Section of the Department of Transport and Works within the Office of the Public Service Commissioner and the Alice Springs Representative assumed the local "agent" role on behalf of the Property Division. Throughout the year, the representative provided a consultancy role to Departments and employees and where required acted as a mediator in disputes between Departments and employees. The representative also chaired a number of promotion appeals, and handled several redeployment/redundancy cases. The representative participated in the following committees during the 1987 year: NT Tourism Industry Training Committee Alice Springs Regional Co-ordination Committee Management Group PSC (Darwin) Assistance was given to the Aboriginal Development Division who provided training courses in Alice Springs. A career display was held at Sadadeen High School during June 1987 as part of a careers night for potential school leavers. Tennant Creek In January 1987 a branch of the Public Service Commissioner's Office opened in Tennant Creek. The office was staffed on a part-time basis five mornings per week with additional hours being negotiated by the parties concerned. The role of the Office is to provide, on request, a counselling, guidance and conciliatory service aimed at settling employee grievances. Information is also be provided on behalf of the Northern Territory Superannuation Office and Work Health Authority. Following the re-arrangement of administrative functions on 19 March 1987 the role of the Office in Tennant Creek was expanded in line with the increased functions of the Public Service Commissioner's Office.