Definitions

Definitions

2. DEFINITIONS

In this Agreement, the following definitions will apply:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Person means a person of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent who identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person and is accepted as such by their Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community.

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

Agreement means the Macquarie University Professional Staff Enterprise Agreement 2018.

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 Schedule 1 – Full time Annual Salaries subject to taxation and including other lawful deductions.

Concessional Days are the 3 days paid leave granted to University Staff following Boxing Day and before New Year’s Day.

Consultation means that the relevant participants will exchange views and 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.

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.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor or DVC means the appropriate Deputy Vice-Chancellor (or Vice President, University Services and Strategy) or where applicable, the person acting in the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor or a nominee at the equivalent or higher level.

Executive Dean means Head of Faculty or where applicable the person acting in the position of Executive Dean or a nominee at the equivalent or higher level.

Exempt Staff Member means a Professional Staff Member who is being paid a Base Salary in excess of the salary for Level 10, Step 6 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.

Full-time Employment means 70 ordinary hours per fortnight.

Investigator means a person appointed under clause 47.

Long-term Casual means a person who has been employed on a casual basis for at least 3 of the preceding 5 sessions.

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 the position of Manager, Employee Relations or a nominee at the equivalent or higher level.

NTEU means the National Tertiary Education Union.

Part-time Employment means employment for less than the normal weekly ordinary hours specified for a full-time Staff Member in the same classification and for which all Agreement entitlements are paid on a pro rata basis calculated by reference to the fraction worked.

Professional Staff Member means a person who is employed by the University as professional member of staff.

Professional Staff Implementation Committee or PSIC means the consultative committee established under clause 51 of this Agreement.

Reasonable Adjustments means assisting people with disabilities to be able to do their work by modifying some features of their work or work environment. It may include improving access to buildings and rooms, modifying equipment, redesigning jobs or work areas, or implementing more flexible work practices.

Representative means the CPSU or the NTEU, or 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.

Seasonal Employment means employment offered on a continuing or fixed-term basis to work one or more periods or seasons in each calendar year. During the periods of the calendar year that a Staff Member employed on Seasonal Employment is not required to perform work, they will deemed to be stood down without pay. Any such stand down period will not count as service for any purpose, although it will not break the continuity of service.

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 2 years. Subject to clause 44, Managing Change in the Workplace, 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.

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.

Types of Employment refers to the employment types prescribed in clause 9, 10, 11 and 12 of this Agreement. A Staff Member will be employed in one or other of the Types of Employment.

Union/s in this Agreement means and refers to the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) and the National Tertiary Education 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. Headings are for reference only and do not affect the meaning of this Agreement.

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