PERSONNEL

POL-6

POLICY

Effective Date : 20-May-2015

The board delegates responsibility to the principal on all matters relating to the management of staff in the expectation that they will be managed in a sound, fair and respectful manner in accordance with the current terms of employment documents and identified good practice. Therefore, the principal must ensure:

  1. That all employment related legislative requirements are applied

  2. All employees their rights to personal dignity and safety and ensure that matters are resolved in an appropriate and fair manner

  3. A smoke free environment is provided

  4. Compliance with conditions defined in the State Sector Act 1988 in being a good employer

  5. That employment contracts are maintained and that all employees have written job descriptions and employment agreements

  6. That performance agreements are established for all staff and that reviews are undertaken annually. Note: The principal's performance is reviewed by the Board in accordance with the Governance Policy 5.7

  7. A suitable professional development programme, which takes into consideration the requirements of the strategic and annual plans, is provided as part of each employee’s performance agreement

  8. Board approval is sought for any requests for discretionary staff leave with pay

  9. Board approval is sought for any requests for discretionary staff leave without pay of longer than 4 days

  10. Board approval is sought for any requests for staff travelling overseas on school business

  11. The board is advised of any staff absences longer than 10 school days

  12. The requirements of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 are met

  13. The requirements of the Privacy Act 1993 are met

  14. Advice is sought as necessary from NZSTA advisors where employment issues arise

  15. That all individuals are able to work and learn in an environment free from harassment

  16. That procedures and personal conduct practices are in place to prevent staff from being vulnerable to allegation of indecency or child abuse

  17. That procedures are in place to enable employees to make disclosures under the Protected Disclosure Act 2000 to the Board Chairperson or an appropriate outside person

Review schedule: Triennially