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Permanent Movement within a Broadband

226. Permanent movement between classification levels within a Broadband applies to ongoing employees only.

227. Movement to a higher APS classification level within a Broadband is not automatic and can only occur when:

  1. there is work available at the higher level; and
  2. the employee’s performance is assessed as "Satisfactory" or better for both key deliverables and observable work behaviours; and
  3. the employee demonstrates an ability to undertake the higher level work and if appropriate has the necessary qualification, skills and/or experience; or
  4. an employee is successful in an open merit selection process consistent with the Public Service Act.

Temporary Performance Loading (TPL)

228. Temporary Performance Loading applies to work performed at a higher classification level.

229. For further information, refer to the Safe Work Australia Working Arrangements Policy.

230. A manager may split the temporary performance duties between employees for developmental purposes.

231. An employee is entitled to TPL if they perform work at a higher classification for 15 continuous working days.

232. If the TPL opportunity is for the minimum period that would attract TPL and a decision is made to share the opportunity between employees, each employee will be paid TPL for the period they perform at the higher classification level.

233. Where TPL is payable this would normally be at the base pay point of the higher classification.

234. A branch manager may approve payment of TPL at a pay point above the base pay point. In considering such an approval, the branch manager will take into account the employee’s previous periods of temporary performance, the employee’s performance, skills and relevant experience.

Salary Advancement and TPL

235. Where an employee has been in receipt of TPL from 1 April or earlier and remains on TPL at that classification level or higher until 15 August in that year, salary advancement will occur at the employee’s temporary performance and substantive levels effective from 15 August, subject to dual performance ratings of “Satisfactory” or better. Where there is a break of three weeks or less in TPL between 30 June and 15 August the employee is still eligible for salary advancement at both levels.

236. An employee who is promoted between 1 April and 30 June in any year, who was in receipt of TPL immediately before the promotion, so that the employee has served three continuous months or more at their current substantive level by 15 August that year, is eligible for salary advancement at the higher level effective from 15 August, subject to dual performance ratings of “Satisfactory” or better.

TPL While on Leave

237. Where an employee is absent on paid leave, or observes a Public Holiday and has been directed to perform duties at a higher classification, payment of TPL will continue during the absence as if the employee was still at work, to the extent of the continued operation of the direction. Where the period of leave is at half pay, the rate of TPL will be adjusted to reflect the pro-rata rate of pay.

Employee Initiated Separation from the APS

238. An employee will, where practicable, give a minimum of two weeks’ notice of their intention to resign or retire from the APS, except where a lesser period is agreed with the Chief Executive Officer.

239. Where an employee submits a resignation which takes effect on a Public Holiday, the resignation will be deemed effective from close of business on the working day immediately prior to the Public Holiday. All resignations will be deemed to take effect at close of business of the resignation date. 

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