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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 25 November 2021) . . Page.. 3775 ..

Holiday. Interpretation was discussed with the relevant representatives and once agreed, Shared Services then developed an internal tool that will calculate JMO entitlements automatically. The tool provides more information on JMO payslips to make it easier for them to raise any issues in the future.

The automated system is in place and the relevant backpays have been made.

ADOs (pending finalisation)

It was identified that the accrual rate of ADOs for JMOs was incorrect; and should be 13 per year instead of the 12 currently configured in the payroll system, Chris21. Canberra Health Services has been progressing this in collaboration with the JMOs group to fix this outstanding issue concerning ADO accrual and continues working towards appropriate finalisation of the matter.

Other matters

CHS responds to any query raised by staff that their pay may be incorrect and notes no further issues being raised by JMOs concerning their pay outside of those issues referred to in this response and the Health Minister’s Government Response of 23 April 2021. It is CHS practice to review any queries made by an employee or group of employees and take appropriate action as necessary based on the specific situation. Where there is any indication of an issue with interpretation of entitlements as opposed to a mistake being made, CHS consults and works with Shared Services to take appropriate action.

There has been no government review, audit or reconciliation commenced, with exception of shared services payroll staff conducting case-by-case reviews should a specific query be raised by an employee. It is also noted that CHS does not utilise the Kronos system.

Whilst acknowledging that underpayments and overpayments may occur from time to time, there is no consolidated record for those amounts and no financial provisioning has been allocated by CHS. Further, no legal, actuarial, or accounting advice has been sought by CHS on this matter.

Children and young people—out of home care
(Question No 465)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Families and Community Services, upon notice, on 17 September 2021:

(1) In relation to the children and young people out of home care resolution, passed by the Assembly on 11 May 2021, and statements made during the debate, when is the intended completion date by which the next iteration of A Step Up for Our Kids will be complete.

(2) What impact has the public health emergency (including lockdowns) had on the design process of this new iteration.

(3) How many young people turning 18 years old before 31 December 2020 were on the report prepared through the Children and Family Secretaries Group.

(4) How many of these young people had identified gaps in supports.

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