Reform Consultation Meeting Update 13 February, 2014
At the previous meeting WA Police said that it was premature for managers to be advising employees that specific positions are redundant, they gave Union representatives an undertaking that measures would be but in place to make sure managers pass on correct information on the process.
At this meeting we informed WA Police that the problems are still going on and in some areas managers are moving to implement Reform outcomes. Specific examples have been provided to WA Police on how the change management process is going wrong.
- WA Police committed to implement a number of remedies to rectify the current miscommunication around change management, these include;
- Portfolio Heads will communicate to their managers and employees that no change will occur unless implementation plans are approved, and as the implementation planning process is still underway, no such approval has yet been given.
- The SDRM Project Director will provide a regular update to all employees regarding SDRM explaining what stage it is at.
- Updated 'all users' bulletin message to be resent to all employees individually reiterating that no one has yet been redeployed and no positions have yet been changed as a result of the SDRM process and none will be changed or abolished until implementation plans have been approved.
A list of the Portfolio Heads will be provided to the CPSU/CSA. WA Police also agreed to a Union Delegate taking part in the SDRM Workforce Committee, this will allow for the Union to have a more direct input into the change management process.
Another meeting with WA Police is scheduled for the 26th February 2014, at this meeting your Union representatives will follow up on the commitments WA Police have made. WA Police will also provide detail of the process of change management will be used once the final decisions have been made on the new structure.
If you have been told that your position is redundant or your area is moving ahead and implementing Reform please contact Simon Hill via email: [email protected]
We will update you further after the next meeting.