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.


Reviewed and reaffirmed with minor amendments by COO 2 August 2019

RMO File No. 2015/11347
Policy custodian Chief Operating Officer
Responsible policy officer Director, Human Resources
Approved by Policy Custodian on 2 August 2019
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Superceded Policies Flexible Work Arrangements Guidelines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 2 August 2019
Review Date 1 August 2022
Contact for queries about the policy Human Resources Service Centre - ext. 31111

Printed copies of these documents may not be up to date. Please refer to the University Policy and Procedures website for the latest version.