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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 25 November 2021) . . Page.. 3774 ..


(3) Further to part (2), if the review or audit did result in a written report or reports, on what date or dates were each of those reports received by the Government.

(4) Has the Government undertaken, or caused to be undertaken, a reconciliation of the time recorded as worked by staff in Canberra Health Services and antecedent directorates or agencies with attendance data from the Kronos system.

(5) If the Government has undertaken, or caused to be undertaken, the reconciliation referred to in part (4), (a) who undertook the reconciliation, (b) was a report of the reconciliation created, (c) on what date was any report created and (d) to whom was any report provided.

(6) Over what period, as far as the Government is aware, have staff in Canberra Health Services and antecedent directorates or agencies been underpaid.

(7) What is the total amount, as far as the Government is aware, by which staff in Canberra Health Services and antecedent directorates or agencies have been underpaid.

(8) Has the Government raised, recorded, or recognised a financial provision, contingency or similar in relation to the underpayment of staff in Canberra Health Services and antecedent directorates or agencies.

(9) If the Government has raised, recorded, or recognised a financial provision, contingency or similar in relation to the underpayment of staff in Canberra Health Services or antecedent directorates or agencies, where in the Canberra Health Services 2019-20 financial statements does that provision or contingency appear and, if the amount is quantifiable, what amount has been raised, recognised or recognised.

(10) Has the Government sought or received any legal/actuarial/accounting or similar advice about the underpayment of staff in Canberra Health Services and antecedent directorates or agencies, (a) from whom has any such advice been sought, (b) on what dates has any such advice been provided and (c) to whom has any such advice been provided.

Ms Stephen-Smith: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) to (10)

This response is in addition to the Government Response on this matter provided by the Minister for Health on 23 April 2021.

In 2020, several pay issues were raised by some Junior Medical Officers (JMO) in relation to application of entitlements at Canberra Health Services (CHS). CHS took these issues seriously and worked with the Government Solicitors Office and Shared Services function to examine all issues raised. Investigation of this matter by Shared Services Payroll and CHS, in consultation with the JMOs, identified the issue related to public holiday pay and accrued days off (ADOs).

Public Holiday Pay (resolved)

It was identified that there was an issue with the interpretation of some clauses in the Enterprise Agreement in relation to payment after 10 hours and payment on a Public


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