Griffith understands the importance of maintaining a good work/life balance to sustain good health. In support of this, we provide a range of leave options and discounted health plans to our staff. We also provide flexible working arrangements such as a flexible work year, reversible part-time hours and variable hours.
COVID-19 Leave Arrangements
Exceptional leave arrangements are now in place to support staff through the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note the advice for casual and sessional staff is separate to that for ongoing and fixed-term staff. Please ensure you seek the appropriate guidance.
Staff who currently have excessive leave balances as defined in the Professional and Support Staff Enterprise Agreement and the Academic Staff Enterprise Agreement are required to reduce their leave prior to 31 January 2021.
- Staff whose leave balance is currently greater than 40 days recreation leave will be directed to take this leave to reduce this balance to 20 days or less, unless there are compelling operational reasons not to.
- Staff whose leave balance is currently greater than 15 weeks long service leave will be directed to take up to 12 weeks of this leave. Under the respective agreement, a six-month notice period is usually required for such leave. Staff can negotiate with their supervisor a shorter notice period before the start of that leave.
- Both recreation and long service leave can be taken at full or half pay, or to top up a part time agreement.
Parental leave and partner leave are available to all Griffith staff on fixed-term and continuing appointments. Parental leave provides employees the opportunity to care for their child or children as the primary care giver during the first year of their parenting relationship. Partner leave is available to employees who are not the primary care giver of their child or children, usually in support of the time of the child’s/children’s birth or adoption.
Private health insurance
Griffith offers a choice of four health plans. These health funds offer eligible staff attractive rates for private medical insurance. For more information please contact them directly using the information below.