Transitional DAA Dispute Resolved
Wednesday 4th April, 2012
On 16 March 2012, the AFPA sent out a bulletin outlining three potential disputes as a result of the AFP Enterprise Agreement, being Section 19(11)(c) - Operations Working Pattern; Productivity Bonus; and Transitional DAA. These potential disputes were raised with the AFP using the internal dispute mechanism outlined in the new AFP EA.
Today the AFPA received a response from the AFP, thanking the AFPA for bringing the DAA issue to their attention. The AFP also has provided a copy of the new Commissioner’s Determination signed and dated by Assistant Commissioner Leanne Close, on 28 March 2012. This Determination positively addresses the Transitional DAA dispute. The Determination states in part:
"The determination may be cited as Australian Federal Police Enterprise Agreement 2012-2016 Determination No. 3 of 2012.
The determination determines the locations and classes of employees who are eligible to receive a Deployment Assistance Allowance.
Members Assigned to one of the geographical locations identified in Schedule One below, and not in receipt of any other location based allowance, are deemed to be eligible for the Deployment Assistance Allowance under section 38 of the Australian Federal Police Enterprise Agreement 2012-2916.
This Determination commences on the date the Australian Federal Police Enterprise Agreement 2012-2016 comes into effect and will be reviewed on an annual basis, or more frequently as required."
To view Schedule One and read through the letter signed by Assistant Commissioner Close, please click here.
The AFPA would like it noted our appreciation to AFP Assistant Commissioner Leanne Close, for resolving this dispute in a timely manner on behalf of our affected members.
Australian Federal Police Association