Resolving Workplace Issues

Under the Respect, Equity and Diversity (RED) Framework (2010), the Respect  at Work Policy and the Preventing  Work Bullying Guidelines were developed to provide ACT Public Service (ACTPS) employees with information relating to treating others with respect in the workplace and preventing unacceptable behaviour such as bullying, harassment and discrimination.  To ensure this guidance remains current and best practice, these documents have been reviewed and updated in 2015.

In their place, the Resolving Workplace Issues resources continue the message of embedding positive work cultures across the ACTPS. These resources focus on the identification and management of inappropriate behaviour at the local level through to more serious allegations of misconduct that are managed under ACTPS  Enterprise Agreements.

The resources have been designed according to target audience and the user’s need – this removes the need to read all of the resources. For example:

  • If you an employee trying to understand whether an issue you are experiencing is bullying, harassment or discrimination and what to do about it, you would refer to the Resources for Employees and Work Bullying Harassment and Discrimination documents.
  • If you are a manager attempting to respond to an allegation of bullying, you would first refer to the Resources for Managers and  Supervisors document, and may then also need to look at Work Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination or Misconduct and Investigations.
  • If you are not sure what you need or are just after general information, refer first to the Overview, which should help guide you to the most appropriate additional resources.

Resources

For advice regarding Resolving Workplace Issues please contact Nigel Smith of the Professional Standards Unit, CMETEDD at Nigel.Smith@act.gov.au

This text will need to remain until such time asthe new Resolving workplace issues documents are finalised.

Resolving Workplace Issues - Overview (This document is currently being revised and will be available shortly)

Resolving Workplace Issues - Work Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination (This document is currently being revised and will be available shortly)

Resolving Workplace Issues - Resources for Employees  (This document is currently being revised and will be available shortly)

Resolving Workplace Issues - Resources for Managers and Supervisors(This document is currently being revised and will be available shortly)

Resolving Workplace Issues - Misconduct and Investigations  (This document is currently being revised and will be available shortly)

Resolving Workplace Issues - Tips for Encouraging a Culture of Respect and Courteous Work Behaviour (Doc 14KB) (PDF 100KB)

Resolving Workplace Issues - Additional (PDF 126KB)

Resolving Workplace Issues - Glossary (PDF 113KB)