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pdf HR PRO 042 Employee Screening

Children and vulnerable adults have a right to be safe and we commit to ensure and protect these rights in all Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (the Conference) activities and ministries.

pdf HR PRO 043 Publications

Guidance on the printing of hard copy publications. 

pdf Code of Conduct Popular

Guided by the principles of Catholic Social Teachings, this Code of Conduct describes the standards of conduct and behaviour expected of Australian Catholic Bishops Conference workers, volunteers,contractors and those who work in partnership with the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.  

The Code of Conduct provides a shared, plain English understanding and expectation of the way we behave as individuals, towards each other, those we serve, our partners, donors and associates.

pdf Whistleblowers Popular

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) is committed to upholding ethical work practices in accordance with Catholic Social Teaching and applicable legislation.  ACBC workers (staff, volunteers, contractors and partners) who are aware of wrongdoing should be able to disclose this.  The ACBC acknowledges that it can be difficult for potential whistleblowers to come forward and  upholds that those who disclose legitimate concerns should be able to do so without fear of retaliatory action or retribution. ACBC workers who make disclosures in good faith will be protected from any adverse employment consequences.

pdf Family and Domestic Violence Leave Popular

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) is committed to ensuring that its workers and their families are supported should they experience family and domestic violence.  Violence in family and domestic relationships has no place in our society.  The ACBC will take seriously any disclosure of family and domestic violence and will provide appropriate support to its workers and their families.

pdf Travel Arrangement Guidelines Popular

The purpose of this procedure is to provide guidelines on travel for the purposes of working for the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC). These guidelines are designed to provide the maximum convenience, flexibility and safety for ACBC travellers, to help ensure the financial integrity of all travel payments and maintenance of accurate records, and to ensure the consistent and fair treatment of all ACBC travellers and workers who are directly or indirectly involved in the travel process.

pdf Engagement of Clergy and Religious Popular

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) aims to attract and retain the most suitably qualified workers. For this reason, the ACBC may engage the services of a member of the clergy or religious institute to fulfill a role within an ACBC Agency. This procedure applies to the engagement of members of the clergy and religious institutes in all ACBC agencies.

pdf Delegation of Authority Popular

As a ministry of the Roman Catholic Church, the administration of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference agencies occurs within both civil law and canon law jurisdictions. Accordingly, our governance processes must incorporate aspects of the Code of Canon Law. There are important concepts within Canon Law that underpin the delegated authority identified in this document. The purpose of this procedure is to implement this philosophy by providing guidelines to make valid decisions in respect to both Civil and Canon Law.

pdf Compassionate Leave Popular

The ACBC recognises that from time to time there will be situations where workers at ACBC agencies will have to deal with a death or a life-threatening illness of a family or household member. The entitlement to compassionate leave allows ACBC workers to take time off to care for themselves and their families and members of their household during these times.

pdf Personal and Carer's Leave Popular

The ACBC recognises that from time to time there will be situations where workers at ACBC agencies will have to deal with personal illness, caring responsibilities and family emergencies. The entitlement to personal/carer’s leave allows ACBC workers to take time off to take care of themselves and their families during these times.

pdf Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Popular

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) recognises the personal dignity and rights of children and vulnerable adults towards whom it has a special responsibility and duty of care and respect. All ACBC workers including contractors and volunteers undertake to create a safe environment for children and vulnerable adults and to prevent their neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse or sexual exploitation.

The ACBC will not tolerate any form of child abuse or sexual exploitation including the possession or access to child pornography, as well as, any other form of activity that diminishes the dignity of a child or vulnerable adult.

The ACBC takes its duty of care seriously and commits to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults from various types of harm, abuse and exploitation in the delivery of services within Australia and overseas. For this reason, the ACBC has developed the following guidelines which aim to protect the rights of children and vulnerable adults, as well as ACBC workers and representatives, through outlining systems and mechanisms for raising awareness, preventing, reporting and responding to issues related to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

pdf Position Descriptions Popular

The purpose of this procedure is to specify the minimum information that should be in ACBC position descriptions and to explain the process of job classification.

document HR005 Job Analysis Questionnaire (27 KB)

pdf Job Analysis Popular

The purpose of this procedure is to identify and determine the nature, accountabilities and the skill set required to fulfil roles at ACBC Agencies.

document HR005 Job Analysis Questionnaire (27 KB)

pdf Flexible Work Arrangements Popular

This procedure outlines the general process to be followed when a worker requests to enter into a flexible work arrangement.

Associated documents:

document HR031 Request for Flexible Work Arrangements (29 KB)

document HR032 Flexible Work Arrangements Work Plan (368 KB)

document HR033 Communication Plan (347 KB)

pdf Equal Employment Opportunity Popular

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) appreciates the value inherent in a diverse workforce. Diversity may result from a range of factors: origin, age, gender, race, cultural heritage, lifestyle, education, disability, appearance, language and other factors. The ACBC values the differences between people and the contribution these differences make to the work carried out by our Agencies. The ACBC will actively manage diversity, finding ways of utilising the differences that exist, in order to improve the work we do. This requires that we actively and flexibly seek to accommodate the unique needs of our workers. Above all, the ACBC is committed to ensuring that all workers are treated with respect and dignity.

pdf Sexual Harassment Popular

Sexual harassment is unlawful and unacceptable. The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) does not tolerate any form of sexual harassment and is committed to promoting a workplace culture that accepts diversity and prevents demeaning attitudes towards any worker. Above all, the ACBC is committed to ensuring that all workers are treated with respect and dignity. This procedure gives guidance on how complaints of sexual harassment should be managed by ACBC Agencies.

pdf Long Service Leave Popular

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) encourages workers to take long service leave accumulated after a number of years of continuous service. This ACBC procedure outlines the entitlement and arrangements for taking long service leave.

pdf Termination of Employment Relationship Popular

This procedure outlines the general process to be followed when an employee voluntarily decides to leave employment or when a decision has been made by the employer to terminate employment.

Associated documents:

document HR026 Acknowledgment of Resignation Letter (24 KB)

document HR040 Termination Checklist (82 KB)

document HR027 Exit Interview (93 KB)

Please contact the Office for Employment Relations if you are considering an employer initiated termination of employment.

pdf Formation Development Leave and Retreat Leave Popular

Formation development fosters the integration of a worker’s personal spiritual growth within their role and contribution to the mission of each Conference Agency and that of the Church. Activities undertaken during formation development leave are considered to be mandatory.

Retreat Leave is leave that is taken by a worker to foster personal spiritual growth and assist a worker to reflect upon their role and contribution to the mission of the Church. Activities undertaken during retreat leave are considered to be optional.

This is an outline of the matters to be considered and process to be followed when dealing with requests for formation development or retreat leave.

pdf Advertising guidelines Popular

Advertising guidelines for job advertisements