Leave and work/life balance
This web resource was developed to inform staff of their options and the assistance available at Federation to assist them to balance their work and family/personal responsibilities. It includes information on current entitlements under awards, workplace agreements and policies.
To understand the best possible use of these awards, workplace agreements and policies, staff, managers and teams need to work together to develop the best arrangements for their particular situation. This resource provides staff and managers with information and tools to assist in negotiations, and to provide pointers for where to go for further assistance.
Below you will find information on a range of topics relevant to work/family/personal life balance, and links to existing entitlements, policies and resources.
Leave entitlements and policies
- Annual leave
- Compassionate/bereavement leave
- Leave for cultural or religious purposes
- Leave without pay
- Long-service leave
- Miscellaneous and other leave
- Parental leave:
- Personal and carer's leave
Other relevant entitlements, policies and facilities
- Conversion to part-time
- 'Purchase' of additional leave (46/52, 48/52 or 50/52-week year)
- Flexible working hours (TOIL, annualised hours, etc)
- Planning for retirement
- Equal opportunity and valuing diversity policy
- Maternity leave toolkit (pdf, 1.8MB)
- Flexible work arrangements toolkit (pdf, 1.9MB)
- Job split/share/support toolkit (pdf, 2.2MB)
People and Culture can provide confidential advice and assistance to staff for queries on your work/family/personal life balance at Federation.
Contacts for concerns in accessing entitlements and policies
People and Culture (+61 3 5327 9756 or firstname.lastname@example.org), can provide advice and assistance to staff and/or managers where there is need for interpretation of, or lack or agreement about, staff access to entitlements under awards, enterprise agreements, policies and resources.
Equity and Diversity (+61 3 5327 8104 or email@example.com) can provide confidential advice and assistance to staff who have concerns about fairly accessing work options to assist work/family/personal life balance relevant to equal opportunity policies and legislation.
For staff who are union members, your union representative can also provide assistance if you feel that you are being treated unfairly or unreasonably.