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Policy: Workloads


To establish a framework for the management of staff workload.


This policy provides the guiding principles associated with workload regulations for employees of the University.


This policy applies to all staff at the University.

Policy statement

  1. The University will ensure that supervisors are aware of their responsibilities in managing workloads and staff are aware of the principles and procedures of the policy including:
  • that workloads are equitable, transparent, sustainable and without risks to health and safety of staff;
  • the importance of a balance between working life and family/social responsibilities;
  • that there are transparent mechanisms through which workloads can be monitored and through which staff members can address issues and pursue grievances; and
  • that a staff member’s inability to meet unreasonable workloads does not constitute unsatisfactory performance.


Printable version (PDF)
Title Workloads
Document Type Policy
Document Number ANUP_003607
Version 9
Purpose To establish a framework for the management of staff workload.
Audience Staff, Prospective Staff, Staff-Professional
Category Administrative
Topic/ SubTopic Staff - Performance Expectations
Effective Date 29 Aug 2016
Review Date 31 Dec 2017
Responsible Officer Director, Human Resources
Approved By: Vice-Chancellor
Contact Area Human Resources Division
Authority ANU Enterprise Agreement 2017 – 2021

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