More certainty for public sector workers

Peter Gutwein,Premier

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is committed to reviewing the circumstances of fixed term employees to provide them with more certainty.

A review assessment period commenced in February and will continue until February 2021.

Under the assessment process agreed, the employee is required to meet the following criteria to be considered for change of employment status:

  • The employee has been fixed term for a continuous period of 24 months or more – or eight continuous school terms for school-based employees of the Department of Education, performing the same or similar duties;
  • There have been three or more consecutive fixed-term periods of employment during this time; and
  • There is clearly an ongoing requirement for those duties or similar duties.

    Those who have been made permanent under this process include:

  • Teacher assistants, education facility attendants, library service officers and customer service officers in the Department of Education;
  • Allied health professionals across a range of Departments;
  • Health service officers in the Department of Health; and
  • Workers in DPIPWE.

As at 12 October 2020, there have been 256 fixed term employees across Government who have had their employment status changed to permanent.

The Tasmanian Government is committed to ensuring the State’s public sector has the workforce it needs for the future, as we continue to rebuild a stronger Tasmania.

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