Academic staff implementation committee
PART 12: ENGAGEMENT AT MACQUARIE
51. ACADEMIC STAFF IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE
51.1 The University and the NTEU will establish an Academic Staff Implementation Committee (ASIC) for the purpose of:
(a) discussion and facilitation of matters related to the implementation of this Agreement; and
(b) discussion and consultation on employment related matters, including:
(i) the development, establishment, variation or revocation of any employment related policy, procedure, guideline or code of the University whether or not referred to in this Agreement;
(ii) work implications of new academic initiatives;
(iii) ongoing review of the implementation of job families;
(iv) Work Health and Safety.
51.2 The Committee Members will:
(a) participate in meetings, providing information on matters under consideration;
(b) gather feedback from their respective constituents to inform discussions and actively consider the views and submissions of each Committee Member;
(c) provide leadership in the implementation of this Agreement with a particular focus on new commitments and initiatives;
(d) identify and monitor potential risks and advise on the prevention, mitigation and management of possible breaches and/or disputes;
(e) discuss barriers and enablers to good practice of the implementation of this Agreement.
51.3 Membership of the ASIC will comprise:
(a) up to five University Committee Members including, where appropriate, a senior academic leader of the University;
(b) up to five Union Committee Members, nominated by the NTEU.
51.4 The chairing of ASIC meetings will alternate annually between a Union Committee Member and a University Committee Member. A Union Committee Member will take the chair for the first year of this Agreement.
51.5 With the permission of the Chair, a Committee Member may invite a guest/s to participate in a meeting of the ASIC. Those who attend by invitation may be University staff members or Union officers.
51.6 ASIC will strive to adopt the interest-based approach in its deliberations, and members who have not already been trained in this approach will be required to undertake training.
51.7 Meetings of the ASIC will be convened 8 times per year. Members of the ASIC may agree to additional meetings as necessary. Members will be allowed reasonable paid time during working hours to prepare for meetings and will be released from ordinary duties to attend ASIC meetings. The University will provide an appropriate level of resources and administrative support for the Committee and its initiatives.
51.8 The agenda of each meeting will alternate between the implementation and broader consultation purposes as described in subclauses 51.1 (a) and 51.1 (b). Where appropriate, time may be allocated to the discussion of employment matters common to professional and academic staff.
51.9 During the life of this Agreement, the ASIC will explore mechanisms to allow staff to voice concerns and provide feedback on wider emerging issues.
51.10 Before the University offers fixed term employment contingent upon the prospective employee being enrolled as a student under subclause 10.11(b), the University will consult the ASIC about the arrangements to apply.