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Academic and Professional Staff 2014 Contact


23.1 Salaries will be paid fortnightly, directly into any bank, building society, credit union account or, in exceptional circumstances, the staff member may apply to be paid by cheque.  On the written authority of a staff member, the University willmake deductions from a staff member’s salary for employee superannuation contributions and may make other deductions at the staff member’s request (except for court ordered deductions).

23.2 A Teaching Associate staff member will be paid within 22 days of submitting a completed valid claim for payment to the appropriate representative, as identified by the University to the Teaching Associate staff member.

23.3 Staff members will receive a statement of details of salary payment including gross salary, tax payable, any higher dutiesallowance, arrears and any deductions. The staff member will receive the statement via a secure web site or a printed advice slip. 

23.4 An underpayment to a staff member willbe corrected and full payment made to the staff member within two working days following notification by the staff member to the University of the underpayment except that by mutual agreement between the staff member and the University such payment may be made not later than the pay day for the next pay period.

The University will advise and consult with a staff member when an overpayment has been identified.  The University will inform the staff member of the amount of the overpayment and will write to the affected staff member about the options available for repayment.  The timeline for repayment shall be of reasonable length, having regard to the extent of the overpayment.  The staff member and the University will negotiate in good faith with the aim of reaching an agreed repayment arrangement, after which the University may deduct the overpayment from the staff member’s salary or termination payments in accordance with the agreed repayment arrangement.  If such an agreement cannot be reached then the procedures of the Dispute Resolution Procedure under clause 12 of this Agreement will be applied to achieve an outcome that allows the University to recover the overpayment, after which the University may deduct any overpayment from the staff member’s salary or termination payments accordingly.

Where a staff member resigns or retires, or their employment is terminated, the University will, to the extent permissible by law, set-off against and deduct from any amounts payable to the staff member by way of salary, allowance, annual leave, long service leave and any other benefits owing to the staff member by the University, any amount owed to the University by the staff member arising from the staff member's employment.

23.5 With four weeks’ notice, a staff member will be entitled to payment in advance for periods of paid parental, long service or Outside Studies Program leave in excess of 10 days up to a maximum of 12 weeks.