|Title:||WA Health Employee Grievance Resolution Policy|
|Document ID:||Operational Directive OD 0452/13|
|Date of issue:||Thursday, 5 September 2013|
|Description:||The WA Health Employee Grievance Resolution Policy has been amended to reflect the minimum requirements under Regulation 10, Public Sector Management (Breaches of Public Sector Standards) Regulations 2005|
|Legal requirements:||Public Sector Management Act 1994
|Applicable to:||WA Health|
|Framework:||Employment Policy Framework|
|Period of effect:||from 26 August 2013 to 5 June 2016|
|Review date:||5 June 2016|
|Authorised by:||Professor Bryant Stokes, A/Director General, Department of Health WA, 26-Aug-2013|
|Print version:||View print version|
WA Health Employee Grievance Resolution Policy
The WA Health Employee Grievance Resolution Policy has been amended to reflect minimum requirements identified under Regulation 10, Public Sector Management (Breaches of Public Sector Standards) Regulations 2005. The new Section 5 Breach Claims states:
“Once the final reviewable decision is made, the complainant and respondent are to be notified in writing that they may make a breach claim in relation to the reviewable decision, how the claim may be made and the prescribed period in which the claim must be lodged.
If a breach claim is lodged with a Health Service, reasonable attempts are to be made to resolve the claim with the claimant. If the claim is not resolved within 15 days after it is lodged, the relevant Health Service must send to the Public Sector Commissioner:
The Health Service must also provide written notice to the claimant that the claim has been sent to the Public Sector Commissioner”.
WA Health is committed to the equitable and timely resolution of employee grievances. A grievance should be resolved promptly in an atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation.
WA Health is committed to ensuring that grievance resolution processes, actions and decisions comply with the Grievance Resolution Standard.
The WA Health Employee Grievance Resolution Policy will be supported by local Health Service guidelines.
Professor Bryant Stokes
This circular last updated: Thursday, 5 September 2013 at 11:26am