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					                                                                                                                Human Resources Branch

                                                                            University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement 2010—2013

                                                                                                              Information Sheet

                                        Voluntary Flexible Work Arrangements
    Clause 4.14 of the University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement 2010—2013, outlines the terms and conditions for
    Voluntary Flexible Work Arrangements at the University. This information sheet provides a summary of key as-
    pects of this clause.

What are Voluntary Flexible Work Arrangements?                                                                 Compressed Weeks
                                                                                                      Compressed weeks allow you to work a lesser number
A voluntary flexible work arrangement means a mutually
                                                                                                      of days per fortnight while working the same total num-
agreed variation to working hours or working arrange-
                                                                                                      ber of hours per fortnight. Compressed weeks are not
ments. The types of voluntary flexible work arrange-
                                                                                                      designed to increase or reduce the total hours worked,
ments are detailed below.
                                                                                                      so there are no impacts on leave entitlements or super-
Who is eligible for Voluntary Flexible Work Arrange-                                                  annuation.
                                                                                                      What has changed?
All staff (other than casuals) may apply to participate in a
Voluntary Flexible Work Arrangement.
                                                                                                      The University of Adelaide Collective Agreement 2006—
                                                                                                      2008, did not provide staff with the ability to enter into a
What types of Voluntary Flexible Work Arrangements
                                                                                                      flexible work arrangement to purchase leave or enter
will be available?
                                                                                                      into a compressed weeks working arrangement. These
                                                                                                      are new conditions that staff may apply for under the
           Reduced Employment Fraction
                                                                                                      Enterprise Agreement.
You may request to reduce the time for which you are
employed, either as a reduction from full-time to part-
                                                                                                      Staff that wish to apply for Voluntary Flexible Work
time, or a reduction in the part-time fraction for which
                                                                                                      Arrangements are encouraged to obtain independent
you are employed.
                                                                                                      financial advice about the financial implications that
                                                                                                      may arise from undertaking a flexible work arrange-
           Purchased Leave Arrangements                                                              ment.
You may apply to enter into an arrangement to purchase
an additional four weeks leave (48/52), to be taken at a                                              What if I need more information?
mutually convenient time to you and the University.
                                                                                                      Please consult the University of Adelaide Enterprise Agree-
This arrangement may allow you additional leave within
                                                                                                      ment 2010—2013.
a twelve (12) month period, in return for a pro-rata re-
duction in your salary.                                                                               If you have any questions about the Voluntary Flexible
                                                                                                      Work Arrangements clause, please contact the HR Ser-
                                                                                                      vice Centre at: or 8313

    This fact sheet is intended for use as a guide only and should not be applied without reference to the University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement 2010—2013. You should consult the Human Re-
                                                                     sources Branch of the University for more detailed advice .