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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 03 Hansard (Thursday, 31 March 2011) . . Page.. 1252 ..


(2) No, but employees are encouraged to take excess leave as detailed in (1) above.

(3) (a) 226,011 hours

(b) $7,895,632

Note: given that substantial holiday leave is taken in January each year, these amounts would likely be considerably lower by the end of February 2011.

Public service—annual leave(Question No 1501)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 16 February 2011:

(1) What is the policy of the Shared Services Centre as to the quantum of annual leave that staff can accumulate before being encouraged to take leave.

(2) Do staff lose annual leave entitlements if they do not take leave; if so, what are the policy rules that apply in that circumstance.

(3) What was the quantum of annual leave liability as at 31 December 2010 in both (a) hours and (b) dollars.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Shared Services is a Division within the Department of Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) and, as such, adheres to TAMS’ Enterprise Agreement which states that employees and their managers must agree and implement leave management plans once their accumulated annual leave exceeds eight weeks.

(2) No, but employees are encouraged to take excess leave as detailed in (1) above.

(3) (a) 162,350 hours

(b) $6,891,837

Note: given that substantial holiday leave is taken in January each year, these amounts would likely be considerably lower by the end of February 2011.

Public service—annual leave(Question No 1505)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 16 February 2011:

(1) What is the policy of the ACT Public Cemeteries Authority as to the quantum of annual leave that staff can accumulate before being encouraged to take leave.

(2) Do staff lose annual leave entitlements if they do not take leave; if so, what are the policy rules that apply in that circumstance.


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