|Title:||Prevention of Bullying in the Workplace|
|Document ID:||Operational Circular OP 1786/04|
|Date of issue:||Thursday, 6 May 2004|
|Status:||NO LONGER APPLICABLE|
|Description:||This Operational Circular includes the "Prevention of Bullying in the Workplace Policy" applicable to all Department of Health employees, and the "Prevention of Bullying in the Workplace Guidelines" an optional resource for Department of Health employees.|
|Applicable to:||All Department of Health employees|
|Period of effect:||from 7 April 2004|
|Authorised by:||Mr Rob Lindsay, Acting Director, Workforce Directorate, 28-Apr-2004|
|Print version:||View print version|
|To be read in conjunction with:||
Prevention of Bullying in the Workplace
The Department of Health Prevention of Bullying in the Workplace Policy and Guidelines were developed in consultation with key stakeholders across Health, in accordance with the 'Department of Health's Human Resource Policy Development Framework' (the Framework). The policy was endorsed by the State Health Management Team on 7 April 2004. The Guidelines have been developed as an optional resource.
The policy provides employees and managers with information on how to prevent, manage or resolve incidents of bullying behaviour, to ensure a safe working environment for all employees.
Workplace bullying constitutes a breach of the Public Sector Code of Ethics, Codes of Conduct and relevant legislation and will not be tolerated in the Department of Health. Instances of bullying will be taken seriously and may result in termination.
This policy applies to all persons employed within the Department of Health, which incorporates the following entities:
This is a system wide policy and supersedes all polices related to workplace bullying in the Department of Health.
The Workplace Policy and Standards Branch and local Human Resource Services are responsible for the implementation of this policy. The Human Resource Management Committee has identified the minimum implementation requirements for this policy as Steps 1 - 6 as contained in the Framework. They are as follows:
Action Undertaken by Workplace Policy and Standards Branch
Action Undertaken by Local HR Services
IF YOU HAVE A QUERY
Employees who have any questions are to contact their supervisor or manager. Managers or supervisors with queries should contact their Human Resources Department.
To maintain continuous improvement in the development of human resource policies, please refer any feedback regarding this policy to the Policy Officer, Workplace Policy and Standards Branch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr Rob Lindsay
This circular last updated: Thursday, 6 May 2004 at 12:00am