2.1 Definitions

2.1 Definitions

In this Agreement, the following definitions will apply:

Act means Fair Work Act 2009 (as amended or replaced from time to time).

Allowance refers to a payment made, in addition to the Staff Member's Base Salary, for performing a specific role or payment made as reimbursement for expenses.

Base Salary means the payment made to a Staff Member pursuant to the contract of employment subject to taxation and including other lawful deductions.

Concessional Days are the three days paid leave granted to University Staff following Boxing Day and before New Years Day.

Consultation means that the relevant participants will exchange views and all relevant information on the matter being considered and that the views expressed will be taken into account before the University makes a final decision.

Continuous Service means service with the University, which the University recognises for continuity of employment. This includes paid service, periods of approved leave and breaks in service of up to three months.

CPSU means the Community and Public Sector Union.

Designated Equity Groups include women, Indigenous Australians, people with disabilities, GLBTI staff (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex), and staff from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Director, Equity and Diversity means the person appointed by the University as the Head of the Equity and Diversity Unit or where applicable the person acting in the position of Director, Equity and Diversity or a nominee at the equivalent or higher level.

Director, Human Resources means the person appointed by the University as the Head of Human Resources or where applicable the person acting in the position of Director, Human Resources or a nominee at the equivalent or higher level.

DVC or Deputy Vice-Chancellor means the appropriate Deputy Vice-Chancellor (or Chief Operating Officer) or where applicable the person acting in the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (or Chief Operating Officer) or a nominee at the equivalent or higher level.

Exempt Staff Member means a Professional Staff Member who is being paid a Base Salary (excluding loadings) in excess of the salary for Level 10, Step 10 as specified in Schedule 1.

Family Member includes child (including an adult child, adopted child, foster child or stepchild); spouse or partner (including same-sex partner, de facto partner or former spouse or partner); parent, parent-in-law, foster parent or person who stands in that place; grandparent or grandchild; sibling; traditional kinship relation; or a person who stands in a bona fide domestic or household relationship with the Staff Member in which there is inferred some dependency or support role for the Staff Member.

FWC refers to the Fair Work Commission.

Head means Head of Faculty or Office (unless there is a specific reference to Head of Department) or where applicable the person acting in the position of Head or a nominee at the equivalent or higher level.

Investigator means a person appointed under clause 4.17.

Long-Term Casual means a person who has been employed on a casual basis for at least three of the preceding five sessions.

Macquarie University Consultative Committee (MUCC) is the consultative committee established under clause 4.12.

Manager refers to the head of a functional or organisational unit as defined by the University's structures or where applicable the person acting in the position of Manager or a nominee at the equivalent or higher level.

Manager, Employee Relations means the person appointed by the University as the Head of Employee Relations or where applicable the person acting in that position or a nominee at the equivalent or higher level.

NTEU means the National Tertiary Education Industry Union.

Ordinary Time Earnings means Base Salary, any Allowances paid for 12 months or more, and payments in lieu of notice upon termination of employment.

Period of Purchased Leave refers to a period of leave taken in accordance with subclauses 4.1.9-4.1.13.

Professional Staff Member means a person who is employed by the University as a Professional Staff Member.

Purchased Leave Rate of Pay means the rate of pay a Staff Member receives when their Base Salary plus any salary loadings have been reduced to cover the cost of purchased leave. To calculate the Purchased Leave Rate of Pay, the Staff Member's Base Salary plus any salary loadings will be reduced by the number of days of purchased leave and then annualised at a pro-rata rate over a 12-month period.

Reasonable Adjustments means assisting people with disabilities to be able to do their work by making reasonable modifications to some features of their work and/or work environment. It may include, but is not limited to, improving access to buildings and rooms, modifying equipment, redesigning jobs or work areas, redesigning material, information systems or other technology platforms or implementing more flexible work practices.

Secondment is an arrangement made with the mutual consent of the Supervisor/Manager and Staff Member where a Staff Member is released under specific agreed arrangements to work in another area within the University or with another organisation for a specific period of time. Secondments will not normally be for longer than two years. Subject to the Managing Change clause in this Agreement, a Staff Member has the right to return to their substantive position at the conclusion of a period of secondment.

Staff or Staff Member means a Professional Staff Member who is:

(a) a member of staff of the University covered by this Agreement; and

(b) not an Exempt Staff Member.

Staff representative means an organisation or person, who is not a current practising solicitor or barrister in private practice, nominated by a Staff Member to represent them, if they so choose.

Supervisor means the person nominated by the University to whom the Staff Member is to report with respect to work performance, duties and performance outcomes or where applicable the person acting in the position of Supervisor or a nominee at the equivalent or higher level.

Union in this Agreement means and refers to the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) and/or the National Tertiary Education Industry Union (NTEU).

University means Macquarie University.

Vice-Chancellor means and refers to the Chief Executive Officer of the University, or where applicable, the person acting in the position of Vice-Chancellor or an appropriate nominee.

NB: Reference to the singular number will mean and refer to, and include, reference to the plural number.

Back to the top of this page