Salary Survey Webinar, New PD Library, And Reportable Conduct Scheme Update

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Wednesday, 1 June, 2022
Employee Relations

Upcoming webinar - Salary and Workforce Survey key results!

WALGA conducts an annual Salary and Workforce Survey which provides Local Governments access to an online portal and PDF report providing comprehensive data and insights for Local Governments in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
WALGA is hosting an upcoming webinar on the Salary and Workforce Survey which will cover the key results of the 2021/22 survey including employee turnover, parental leave, workforce priorities, salary trends and key features of the portal.
The presenter, Julian Keys from SalaryOne, will also launch the new Position Description Library which is being trialled for WA Local Governments.
Webinar details
Date: Friday, 24 June
Time: 10:00am – 10:45am

To register, please click here.  
Further information about the WALGA Salary and Workforce Survey can be viewed here. If you don’t currently have access to the online survey portal but are interested in purchasing access, please email WALGA Employee Relations or call 1300 366 956.

Position description library launch for WA subscribers
We are pleased to announce the launch of stage 1 of a Position Description (PD) Library for WALGA Employee Relations subscribers in WA. The purpose of the PD Library is to provide a library of documents that Local Governments can use to research, compare, and write PDs.
During stage 1 (June to August 2022) WALGA Employee Relations subscribers are invited to upload PDs on the WALGA Salary and Workforce Portal. Log-in to the portal here and navigate to Resources and Position Descriptions. Read how the PD Library is going to work, consent to the terms of use, view a list of 60 priority positions and upload a minimum number of relevant PDs to join the library.
Stage 2 will be launched when there are a viable number of PDs in the library. You will then be able to search the PD Library, download PDs and make requests from other library users.
Local Governments already informally share PDs and other People and Culture information. The PD Library will provide a platform to encourage information sharing across the sector.
If you have any questions, please contact WALGA Employee Relations, or log a customer ticket on the WALGA Salary and Workforce Portal (on the support menu).
NT Local Governments
The PD Library is a new project launched by WALGA and Salary One for WA Local Governments. When the PD Library successfully reaches Stage 2, we hope to expand the library to NT Local Governments that participate in the Salary and Workforce Survey.
Reportable conduct scheme in WA

Last year WALGA prepared a submission for the Ombudsman Western Australia (WA Ombudsman) regarding the proposed reportable conduct scheme for WA and the Parliamentary Commissioner Amendment (Reportable Conduct) Bill 2020.
The Parliamentary Commissioner Amendment (Reportable Conduct) Bill 2021 (PCA Bill) was re-introduced into State Parliament this year and is currently being considered by the Legislative Council.
The PCA Bill contains provisions to establish a Reportable Conduct Scheme for Western Australia that will require relevant organisations (including Local Governments) to investigate and report employee misconduct involving children. More information about the scheme can be viewed here.
Once the Bill is passed by Parliament and has been proclaimed, the WA Ombudsman will work with WALGA to distribute information and materials to Local Governments regarding their obligations under the new legislation. We will continue to update the sector as the legislation progresses.

If you have any questions about this alert, please email WALGA Employee Relations or call 1300 366 956.

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