Should a significant transport related event such as a petrol shortage or a transport strike occur, the expectation is that employees will report for duty at their usual place of work. Where a principal or manager is satisfied that an employee has no practical alternative to attend for duty as a result of a transport related event another work arrangement, such as working from home or at an alternate Department location, may be agreed between the principal or manager and employee. This should only occur where it can be reasonably accommodated and does not incur additional costs on either the workplace or the employee.

Where alternate work arrangements are not viable, leave with pay (such as annual or long service leave where credits are available) or leave without pay may be granted.

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Overview of Department policy for situations when a public transport strike or petrol shortage occurs and employees have no practical alternatives to attend the workplace for duty

Reviewed 28 April 2021

Policy last updated

15 June 2020


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  • All Department staff


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