The Emergency HR Response information sheet provides Victorian public sector employers with information about their HR response to emergencies, such as natural disasters, outbreaks of infectious disease or other unforeseen incidents.
In July 2009, the Public Administration Act 2004 was amended to include emergency provisions that empower the Premier to declare an emergency (Part 7A) for the purposes of mobilising the public sector workforce.
This information sheet contains:
- guidance for public sector employers to assist them to respond to all types of emergencies
(whether an emergency is declared under the Public Administration Act or not)
- information about changes to the Public Administration Act regarding employer powers in declared emergency
This information sheet should be read in conjunction with relevant employment agreements and awards.