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Posted 21 May '17

APA (NSW) Member Update – SOT Recruitment

APA (NSW) Member Update

SOT Recruitment

Monday 22 May 2017

Dear Member,

APA (NSW) recently lodged a dispute in the Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) after NSWA made a significant change to the SOT recruitment criteria. In particular, NSWA put in place a requirement that ALL applicants applying for SOT positions would only be offered positions if their Deputy Director of Operations (DDO) agrees to release them.

APA (NSW) holds the following concerns with respect to this requirement:

We put forward our concerns and our strong view that all applicants, including DOMS, should be able to apply for SOT positions without restriction. After hearing the parties, Commissioner Murphy made the following recommendations which is to apply to the current recruitment process for SOT:
  1. Only DOMs and higher will be required to get approval from DDO prior to being offered a SOT position. All other applicants no longer have to get approval.
  2. NSWA is to meet with unions to discuss the review mechanism that will be in place for DOMs and higher should they believe approval has been withheld unreasonably.
We encourage members to contact the APA (NSW) office with any concerns you may have regarding the requirement or the SOT recruitment process in general.

APA (NSW) Executive 

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