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Procedure: Prior service recognition

Purpose

To inform staff of the procedures involved in the recognition of prior service.

Procedure

  1. ANU may recognise previous continuous full-time or part-time service with another Australian university or university body or an approved authority as specified in the Long Service Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1976 for the purposes of long service leave and sick leave provided that any break in service between previous employment and commencement at this University does not exceed two months.
  2. Recognition for prior service for the purposes of sick leave will be under exceptional circumstances, and will require Director Human Resources approval.
  3. If an employee is eligible to be paid out long service leave with their previous employer (the eligibility period for most institutions is 10 years) this University will not accept the transfer of any long service leave balances. In this case the previous employer must pay out the long service leave on termination.
  4. For recognition of service with a previous qualifying employer by The Australian National University:
  • forward the Statement of Service form (HR33) to your previous employer. If you have more than one previous employer, you may require more than one form
  • when the completed form is returned from your previous employer, forward the form to Remuneration & Conditions Branch, Chancelry 10A. Do this only when all previous employers have returned the required information.
  1. For recognition of previous service at The Australian National University by The Australian National University:
  • email employment.services@anu.edu.au or write to Remuneration & Conditions Branch, Chancelry 10A, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200.
  • request that your previous service with The Australian National University be recognised for long service leave and sick leave (professional staff only) purposes (providing that a break of not more than 2 months as interrupted service periods).
  1. The Remuneration & Conditions Branch will:
  • validate the information on the form
  • assess your eligibility for recognition of prior service
  • advise you, in writing, of the outcome and of your new leave balances if prior service has been recognised.
  1. Should you require a statement of service with The Australian National University to take with you to a new employer:
  • email employment.services@anu.edu.au or write to Remuneration & Conditions Branch, Chancelry 10A, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200
  • request a statement of service for long service and sick leave purposes, providing your postal address
  • the statement will be mailed to your postal address for you to forward to your new employer.

Information

Printable version (PDF)
Title Prior service recognition
Document Type Procedure
Document Number ANUP_000545
Version 6
Purpose To inform staff of the procedures involved in the recognition of prior service.
Audience Staff
Category Administrative
Topic/ SubTopic Staff - Remuneration & Benefits
 
Effective Date 22 Apr 2009
Review Date 29 Dec 2017
 
Responsible Officer Director, Human Resources
Approved By: Chief Operating Officer
Contact Area Human Resources Division
Authority The Australian National University Enterprise Agreement 2013 - 2016
Long Service Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1976

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