Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support services are gearing up for public holiday arrangements and industrial action during April.
The Department of Human Services will concentrate its efforts on supporting those in need of immediate assistance, including communities affected by ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie, during this afternoon’s industrial action by the CPSU.
University graduates with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) qualifications looking to make their mark in the IT industry, are encouraged to apply for Department of Human Services 2017 ICT recruitment round.
The Department of Human Services is reminding the public that some employees will take part in industrial action on Friday 24 March.
Members of the public who plan to access Centrelink, Medicare or Child Support services this Friday 17 March are encouraged to use online and self-service options while planned industrial action by the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) is underway.
Yesterday evening, news.com.au once more ran a misleading story about the department’s debt recovery processes, attempting to again wrongly link it to the online compliance system. Had the department been afforded an opportunity to investigate the cases featured in the story prior to publishing, we would have quickly corrected this erroneous assumption.
Claims made recently about the Department of Human Services’ use of external collection agents are inaccurate and require clarification.
As a result of further discussions held under the auspices of the Fair Work Commission (the Commission):
- the CPSU has agreed to withdraw its current notices of industrial action commencing in the week of 13 February 2017 at the Department of Human Services (the Department); and
- the Department has agreed to withdraw its application for an order to stop etc (unprotected) industrial action.
The Department of Human Services has announced changes to face-to-face services for Belmont residents.
Public discussion continues to present false accounts of the Department of Humans Services’ online compliance review system.