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  • ATTACHMENT E

    DEFINITIONS

    Definitions

    Approved student

    an employee who has had an application for part-time study approved by their manager

    APS

    Australian Public Service

    APS employee

    as defined in the Public Service Act 1999

    areas of Service Delivery

    an area or function within the Service Delivery Group that was rostered at the commencement of this Agreement and a similar area or function that forms part of the Service Delivery Group during the life of the Agreement

    ATO

    Australian Taxation Office

    Classifications

    APS classifications as defined by the Public Service Classification Rules 2000

    Close relative

    (for the purposes of subclause 38.11) the partner a child or a parent of the employee; or any other person approved by the delegate as a close relative of the employee

    Commissioner

    Commissioner of Taxation or a person who is delegated or authorised to act on his or her behalf

    Current partner

    an employee’s current spouse or de facto spouse

    De facto spouse (of an employee)

    a person who, although not legally married to the employee, lives with the employee in a relationship as a couple on a genuine domestic basis (whether the employee and the person are of the same sex or different sexes)

    Delegate

    someone to whom a power or authority has been delegated

    Director

    the person to whom an employee’s manager reports, or an EL2 to whom an employee reports, or an SES to whom an EL2 reports. For the purposes of this definition, an EL2 includes an employee temporarily assigned duties at the EL2 classification level

    Disruption

    (for the purposes of clause 87) the detrimental environmental effects on the working conditions of office based employees caused by a variety of factors including one or generally more of the following: dust, noise, fumes, heat, vibrations, cold, wet, dirt, loss of amenities and general inconvenience, which may arise from building activities

    EL2 employee

    an employee employed at the substantive EL2 classification

    Eligible salary

    for the purposes of Sabbatical Leave in clause 58 means salary, excluding allowances (except higher duties allowance) before adjustments for salary packaging or purchased leave

    Eligible service

    for the purposes of Salary Advancement in subclause 12.2 is established by reference to subclauses 12.3, 12.4, 12.8 and 54.8.

    Emergency wardens

    floor wardens and wardens of the Emergency Control Organisation

    Employee representative

    a person (whether an ATO employee or not) elected or chosen by an employee, or elected or chosen by employees in a workplace, to represent the individual and/or collective views of those employees in relation to the matter under this Agreement. This includes a “representative” appointed or chosen by an employee(s)

    Employment

    the current period of engagement with the APS

    Field work

    the performance of duties, outside ATO sites, that primarily involves interaction with taxpayers (including Excise clients) or their representatives about their taxation matters.

    This includes third party visits in relation to those taxpayers and also Excise field operations and may include workshops, educational visits or seminars which are conducted to directly improve taxpayer(s) compliance. It does not include attendance or presentations at conferences.

    FWC

    Fair Work Commission

    Household

    the residence in which the employee normally resides

    Immediate family

    includes:

    a) a partner, child, parent, grandparent, grandchild or sibling of the employee

    b) a child, parent, grandparent, grandchild or sibling of a partner of the employee

    Manager

    the person to whom an employee reports

    NES

    National Employment Standards, as defined in the Fair Work Act 2009

    Ordinary hours, duty or work

    hours, duty or work that are or is not overtime; such as regular hours, flextime, flexible hours and rostered shiftwork hours

    Parliamentary Service

    employment under the Parliamentary Services Act 1999

    Partner

    an employee’s current or former spouse or de facto spouse (whether the employee and the person are of the same sex or different sexes)

    Personal leave year

    the period commencing on each annual anniversary date and ending on the day before the next annual anniversary date

    Personal leave anniversary

    the anniversary of an employee’s engagement, unless a different anniversary has been set due to leave or absences that do not count as service, prior service or a move from another agency. An employee’s monthly accrual dates are based on their personal leave anniversary

    Promotion

    the same meaning as under the Public Service Act 1999

    Registered health practitioner

    a health practitioner registered, or licenced, as a health practitioner (or as a health practitioner of a particular type) under a law of a State or Territory that provides for the registration of licensing of health practitioners (or health practitioners of that type)

    SES

    is an employee whose ongoing or temporary duties are at Senior Executive Service Band 1, 2 or 3

    Settlement period

    a four week period commencing on a Thursday and finishing on a Wednesday. Each settlement period will comprise two fortnightly pay periods

    Standard expected

    performance that attains and subsequently maintains a standard of efficiency that an employee may reasonably be expected to attain and subsequently maintain in the performance of those duties

    Subscription Service

    a service that the ATO subscribes to in order to set certain rates and allowances.

    SWOTVAC

    study without teaching vacation

      Last modified: 07 Aug 2017QC 53036