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Circular 2020-20 | Integrity guide for new board directors

This circular applies to all Victorian public entities.

Circular 2020-19 | Updated guidance for pre-employment screening

This circular applies to all Victorian public sector bodies.

Circular 2020-18 | guidance for public sector employees standing in for local government elections

This circular applies to all Victorian public sector bodies.

Circular 2020-17 | maintaining integrity when working remotely

This circular applies to all Victorian public sector bodies.

Circular 2020-16 | how to hire when working remotely guidance

This Circular applies to all public entities.

Circular 2020-15 | Victorian public sector entity executive bonus removal

This Circular applies to all public entities.

Circular 2020-14 | Guidance for Victorian public sector employees – organisation of public ministerial events

This Circular applies to all Victorian public sector bodies.

Circular 2019-13 | Update to pre-employment screening in the Victorian Public Service policy

This Circular applies to all Victorian Public Service employees and executives.

Circular 2019-12 | Pre-employment screening in the Victorian Public Service

This Circular applies to all Victorian Public Service employees.

This Circular was superseded by Circular 2019-13 | Update to pre-employment screening in the Victorian Public Service policy issued 13 September 2019.

Circular 2019-11 | Engaging with Lobbyists: Guidance for Victorian public sector employees

This Circular applies to all Victorian public sector employees.

Circular 2019-10 | Guide for Offering Inclusive Employee Assistance Programs

This Circular applies to all Victorian Public Service employers.

Circular 2019-09 | Respectful Workplaces Framework and Prevention Of Sexual Harassment — Model Action Plan

This Circular applies to all Victorian public sector bodies.

Circular 2019-08 | Public Entity Executive Handbook

This Circular applies to the Victorian Public Sector about the new Public Entity Executive Handbook.

Circular 2019-07 | NAIDOC week leave provisions

This Circular applies to the Victorian Public Service. Victorian Public Service bodies are encouraged to review their leave policy and procedures to ensure consistency with the provisions of the Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement 2016.

Circular 2018-06 | Prevention of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

The Victorian Public Sector Commission has published a Model Policy and Guide for the Prevention of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.  The guide assists organisations in implementing the model policy.  It includes practical examples to assist Human Resource practitioners and Managers in identifying, calling out, reporting and responding to inappropriate behaviour.

This Circular details the requirements and scope of the Model Policy.

This Circular was superseded by Circular 2019-09 | Respectful Workplaces Framework and Prevention of Sexual Harassment — Model Action Plan issued 15 July 2019.

Circular 2018-05 | VPS executive pre-employment screening policy

VPSC with the agreement of the Victorian Secretaries Board, issues the VPS Executive Pre-employment Screening Policy and associated guidance materials.

The Policy addresses integrity risks associated with inadequate pre-screening of people seeking executive employment in the VPS and sets a minimum standard of pre-employment screening for VPS executives.

This circular details the requirements and scope of the Policy.

Circular 2018-04 | Executive Vehicle Cost to Package Calculator (revised)

VPSC reissued the Executive Vehicle Cost to Package Calculator in October 2018.

This Circular explains the updates to the Calculator and mandates its use by all Victorian Public Service employers.

Circular 2018-03 | Sexual harassment model policy and practice guide (superseded)

The Victorian Public Sector Commission has published a Sexual Harassment Model Policy. A Sexual Harassment Practice Guide to support its implementation will be released shortly.

This circular was superseded by Circular 2018-06 | Prevention of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace issued 23 November 2018.

Circular 2018-02 | Consensual personal relationships in the workplace [Conflict of Interest]

This circular explains the August 2018 updates to the model conflict of interest policy to include processes for the management of consensual personal relationships in the workplace.

Circular 2018-01 | Gifts, benefits and hospitality

The Circular explains the updates to the policy guide including changes to accepting, recording and reporting offers of gifts, benefits and hospitality. The changes come into effect on 1 July 2018.