This KYR applies to the CSA Collective Agreement 2008 - 2011.
Under the 2008 Collective Agreement, employees now have two ways to
within the CSO 1 to CSO 4 levels (see S.52):
‘salary progression based on the employee achieving an annual
performance rating of 2 or 3 in accordance with Clause 213’ (i.e.
Performance Assessment Guidelines); or
‘an employee choosing to accelerate advancement through the use of
agreed internal assessment process in accordance with Clause 54’ (a log
These processes are not subject to a ‘Work Availability Test’. That
that you do not have to wait until a (for e.g.) CSO 4 job to open up.
Have an issue with Advancement?
Speak to your workplace CPSU Delegate about this. Your CPSU delegates
there to assist CPSU members with any workplace issues. Not a CPSU
You should speak to your CPSU delegates in your workplace. They can give
independent advice and will speak you about joining the CPSU.
Disagree with a decision related to advancement or a performance
All employees within the Public Service have a right to review a
made about their employment. It’s called a ‘Section 33 Review’ (in
Section 33 of the Public Service Act 1999). Speak to your delegate or
the Member Service Centre on 1300 137 636 for further assistance.
It pays to belong
CSA staff who are not yet members need to join now. CPSU works to
improve members’ rights and entitlements as well as ensuring you have
support when you need it. To join the CPSU, see your workplace delegate
application form today, or join securely