Councils may find the resources below useful in the development and review of their own policies, guidelines and procedures.
Local Government NSW HR Advance
Local Government NSW (LGNSW) have entered into an arrangement with Australian Business Lawyers (ABLA) to provide councils with access to a subscription of LGNSW HR Advance.
LGNSW HR Advance is a comprehensive library of fully customisable HR documents including contracts, policies, forms, correspondence and checklists. All documents come with extensive notes on their use and application.
To purchase a subscription to LGNSW HR Advance, please contact the LGNSW's Industrial Relations Unit on (02) 9242 4142.
Local Government Industry Guidelines on Workplace Investigations
Alcohol and Other Drugs Procedure
The NSW Local Government Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy and Procedure have been drafted and consented to by the LGSA, USU, LGEA and depa.
The Alcohol and Other Drugs Procedure has a number of testing options available to councils including Reasonable Suspicion, Post Reportable Incident, Voluntary Self Testing and Random.
The Policy and Procedure can be found below:
- NSW Local Government Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy (PDF, 112KB).
- NSW Local Government Alcohol and Other Drugs Procedure (PDF, 1.88MB).
Guidelines for Providing Cars 2019
The purpose of these Guidelines (PDF, 143KB) is to assist councils in determining a formula for costing the private use component of cars.
Three costing models are provided:
- Table 1 - Senior Staff package deduction (PDF, 123KB), typical for senior staff; or
- Table 2 - Leaseback (PDF, 133KB); or
- Table 3 - Leaseback/salary sacrifice (PDF, 133KB).
The Local Government Workplace Reform Kit: Managing Workplace Change (the Reform Kit) was developed in 2015 by LGNSW to help amalgamating councils manage the reform process.
The Reform Kit provides an overview of the legislation concerning amalgamations and boundary changes.
The Reform Kit also discusses the different stages in the reform process and explores the critical areas councils should address in managing workplace risks.
The Reform Kit can be found below:
Local Government Workplace Reform Kit: Managing Workplace Change (PDF, 2MB)
Award Implementation Kit – Structure of the New Award (Book 4)
The Award Implementation Kit (the Implementation Kit) provides a comprehensive background to local government award restructuring and the Local Government (State) Award 1992.
Book 4 of the Implementation Kit also provides information on how positions were evaluated for transfer into the 1992 Award’s skills based structure.
2. The Wage Fixation Principles
3. Implementation of the Award
4. Statement of Intent
6. Skills Based Structure
7. Band 1: Operational
8. Band 2: Administrative/Technical/ Trades
9. Band 3: Professional/Specialist
10. Band 4: Executive
11. Rates of Pay under the New Award
12. Salary System
13. Disability Allowances
14. Use of Skills
15. Hours of Work
18. Training and Development
19. Performance Evaluation and Reward
20. Consultative Committees
21. Council Agreements
22. Leave Reserved
23. Award Coverage
24. Industry and Award Restructuring Committee