Workforce Management Policy


This policy sets out principles and procedures for University workforce management practices, recognising the importance of the University's staff in delivering its primary goals of teaching, research and research training.


Policy reviewed and re-affirmed, with minor amendments to delegations, for a further three years - approved by VC&P 7 March 2023, see D2023/52874.

  • Related Procedures, Forms

  • Administration, Approval and Review

    RMO File No. 2015/11347
    Policy custodian Chief Operating Officer
    Responsible policy officer Executive Director, Human Resources
    Approved by Vice-Chancellor and President on 7 March 2023
    Related Policies Recruitment Policy
    Remuneration and Employment Benefits Policy Behaviour and Conduct Policy

    Staff Development, Performance and Promotion Policy

    Health Safety and Wellbeing Policy

    The University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement

    Related legislation Age Discrimination Act 2004 (Cth)

    Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (Cth)

    Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth)

    Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA)

    Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)

    Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)

    Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth)

    Racial Vilification Act 1996 (SA)

    Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth)

    Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA)

    Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA)

    Superceded Policies Flexible Work Arrangements Guidelines

    Flexi-Time Guidelines

    Reduced Hours for the Care of Children Guidelines

    Notification of Absence Policy

    Long Term Sickness, Temporary Incapacity & Disablement Leave Guidelines

    Leave Report Guidelines

    Leaving the University Policy

    Severance Pay Procedure

    Special Studies Program Policy

    Unexplained Absence from Work Procedure

    Compressed Weeks Procedure

    Purchased Leave Procedure

    Workplace Modifications Procedure

    Incapacity to Perform Duties Procedure

    Effective from 8 March 2023
    Review Date 7 March 2026
    Contact for queries about the policy Human Resources Service Centre - ext. 31111

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