Support employees affected by workplace change

The Supporting employees affected by workplace change directive outlines a process which matches employees affected by workplace change to appropriate vacancies.

The Public Service Commission (PSC) works with agencies to identify suitable alternative roles for employees registered as affected by workplace change.

All non-frontline vacancies classified AO3–SO (or equivalent) are referred to the PSC weekly for collation and distribution to agencies for matching against their employees using the eJobs Employee Placement System.

Some frontline roles are also referred to support major workforce change. Agencies must consider affected employees before filling vacancies.

1. eJobs Employee Placement System

The eJobs Employee Placement System enables agencies to:

  • submit vacancies directly into the system
  • review sector-wide vacancies available for affected employees.

Find out how to use eJobs EPS.

2. Case management

Agency case managers will support and guide affected employees through the placement process.

Support for case managers beyond the directive has been developed to ensure the best outcomes for agencies and employees.

Find out how to case manage affected employees.

3. Vacancy types identified for referral through SEAWC

As of 2 October 2020, vacancies that have been identified for referral to eJobs are:

  • all non-frontline AO3–SO equivalent in any location, permanent or temporary 12 months or greater, as per requirements of directive 18/20

4. Support information

The Support guide for employees on leave provides information for managers about implementing the directive for employees on various types of leave.

Download the Support guide for employees on leave.

The Workforce change strategy implementation support guide assists agencies on how to develop an appropriate workforce change strategy when workplace change is being considered that is likely to result in the displacement of employees.

Download the Workforce change strategy implementation support guide.

5. Agency assessment

Clause 15.2 of the directive requires agencies to undertake an annual self-assessment of their actions under the directive, with a particular focus on the effectiveness of case management with the agency.

The completed assessment must be provided to the PSC. The timing and form for the assessments will be communicated with agencies.