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Northern Territory Government gazette : no. S20



Northern Territory Government gazette : no. S20


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Page 2 The Northern Territory Government Gazette No. S20, 23 April 2014 15 Use of the vehicle will be in accordance with NT Fleet driver handbook guidelines and related NT Fleet policies 16 The Commissioner will pay a contribution amount for personal use of the motor vehicle at a rate determined from time to time by the Commissioner for Public Employment. Superannuation - Accumulation Scheme 17 The NTA will make superannuation contributions from the Commissioner's Total Remuneration Package to an Accumulation Scheme of an amount sufficient to meet the minimum employer contribution requirements under the Superannuation Guarantee Administration Act 1992 (Cth) as amended from time to time. 18 The Commissioner will advise the NTA in writing within fourteen (14) days of the commencement of his appointment of the Accumulation Scheme in which contributions under paragraph 17 are to be made. Where he does not provide this advice to the NTA, the NTA will make the contributions to the Northern Territory Government default Accumulation Scheme. 19 The Commissioner may elect to discontinue membership of an Accumulation Scheme at any time by notice in writing to the NTA and advise the NTA of the new Accumulation Scheme to which the NTA will make superannuation scheme contributions in accordance with paragraph 17. Salary Sacrifice for Superannuation 20 The Commissioner may also request in writing for the NTA to make additional contributions from his Total Remuneration Package to an Accumulation Scheme by way of a salary sacrifice arrangement in accordance with Northern Territory Government policy, the rules relevant to the respective schemes and any legislative requirements of the Australian Taxation Office. d. OThER CONdITIONS Personal/Carer's Leave 21 The Commissioner progressively accrues three (3) weeks of personal/carer's leave per Employment year, and this leave accumulates from year to year. 22 The Commissioner may access personal/carer's leave without providing medical/documentary evidence, up to a maximum of five (5) days per Employment year, provided no more than three (3) of those days are consecutive. 23 Paid personal/carer's leave can be taken by the Commissioner for a personal illness or injury, or where the Commissioner is required to provide care or support for a member of his immediate family or household because of personal illness, injury or an unexpected emergency affecting the member. 24 The Commissioner must make all reasonable effort to advise the NTA as soon as reasonably practicable on any day of absence from his employment. 25 Where the Commissioner's paid personal/carer's leave has been exhausted, he may take up to two (2) days unpaid leave to care for an immediate family or household member. 26 The Commissioner may elect to access personal leave at half the Total Remuneration Package rate where the absence is at least one (1) day. Compassionate Leave 27 The Commissioner is entitled to take up to three (3) days of paid compassionate leave in the event of a death or a serious illness posing a threat to the life of the Commissioner's immediate family or household member. 28 The NTA may require the Commissioner to produce documentary evidence of the need for compassionate leave. Recreation Leave 29 The Commissioner progressively accrues five (5) weeks paid recreation leave per Employment year. 30 The NTA may, on application in writing by the Commissioner, grant leave for recreation purposes, subject to the Commission's operational requirements. 31 The Commissioner must take a minimum of three (3) weeks recreation leave within each Employment year unless otherwise approved by the NTA. 32 The Commissioner will not carry forward in excess of six (6) weeks recreation leave within each Employment year unless otherwise approved by the NTA. 33 The NTA may direct the Commissioner to take a period of paid recreation leave where he has accrued in excess of ten (10) weeks recreation leave, or where the Commission's enterprise is shut down for a period, e.g. between Christmas and New year. 34 The NTA may agree to the Commissioner cashing out an amount of recreation leave provided he retains at least four (4) weeks accrued leave. 35 If the Commissioner elects to take recreation leave in cash, such payment will be in addition to and will not form part of, the Total Remuneration Package. 36 Subject to the rules of the Australian Taxation Office as varied from time to time, and with the agreement of the NTA, the Commissioner may salary sacrifice a future recreation leave accrual as a lump sum payment for superannuation purposes provided he retains at least four (4) weeks accrued leave. 37 The NTA will pay to the Commissioner any unused period of accrued recreation leave on completion or cessation of the appointment. 38 Payments under paragraphs 34 to 37 will be at the rate of the Commissioner's Total Remuneration Package. Recreation Leave at half Pay 39 Subject to the approval of the NTA, the Commissioner may utilise one or more weeks of his recreation leave at half the Total Remuneration Package rate, in order to double the period of leave. half-pay recreation leave cannot be used where the Commissioner has entered into a purchased leave arrangement under paragraph 41. 40 Where the Commissioner utilises an amount of recreation leave at half pay, all leave entitlements will accrue as if the Commissioner had utilised the leave at the full Total Remuneration Package rate; however, the second half of the period of the leave will not count as service and service based entitlements will be adjusted accordingly. Purchase of Additional Leave 41 Subject to the approval of the NTA, the Commissioner who has completed 12 months continuous service may purchase between one (1) and six (6) weeks additional

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