Section B - Definitions

Updated: 6 December 2016
Definitions
ACT Government Service Covers those persons employed under the Public Sector Management Act 1994 (ACT) and the Legal Aid Act 1977 (ACT).
AEC Means the Australian Electoral Commission.
Agreement Means this Enterprise Agreement made under s.172 of the FWA.
APS Means the Australian Public Service.
Authorised TOIL Credits Means the amount of TOIL:
  1. agreed by the Electoral Commissioner; and
  2. recorded by the EL Employee and the Electoral Commissioner,
prior to any additional hours being worked by the EL Employee.
Casual Employee Is an employee engaged by the AEC under paragraph 22(2)(c) of the PSA to perform duties on an irregular or intermittent basis.
Classification Means an approved classification under the Public Service Classification Rules 2000.
Dependant Includes:
  1. a person who stands in a genuine domestic or household relationship with the Employee, regardless of the person's sex, and who is wholly or substantially dependent upon the Employee; and
  2. a child, Foster Child or adopted child of the Employee or a person who stands in a genuine domestic or household relationship with the Employee, and who is less than 21 years of age, and wholly or substantially dependent upon the Employee.
Electoral Commissioner Means the Chief Executive Officer of the AEC referred to in section 18 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Cth), or his/her delegate as the context permits.
Emergency Duty Means where an Employee is directed to return to duty to meet an emergency outside the bandwidth, without prior notice.
Employee Is an employee engaged by the AEC under section 22 of the PSA.
Employee Representative Is a person or organisation authorised to represent the interests of individuals or groups of Employees.
EL Employee Means an Employee performing duties at an executive level Classification.
Evidence Means evidence to support a claim of an entitlement under this Agreement that would satisfy a reasonable person. This may include a Medical Certificate, a receipt for Receipted Costs, or a statutory declaration, as the context requires.
Flextime Credit Means the accumulated amount of time worked by an APS 1–6 Employee in excess of the standard days in the settlement period, including any carry over. For the avoidance of doubt, this does not include any additional hours paid as overtime.
Flextime Debit Means the difference between the sum of the standard days in a settlement period and the aggregate amount of time worked by an APS 1–6 Employee where the total time worked is less than the sum of the standard days in the Settlement Period after any necessary adjustment has been made for any absence on approved leave and includes any carry over.
Foster Child Means a child for whom the Employee has assumed primary responsibility for the long term care of the child who is, or will be, under 16 years of age and the child is not (otherwise than because of the fostering) a child of the Employee or the Employee's Spouse/De facto Partner.
FWA Means the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).
Hourly Rate Means the fortnightly salary (as described in clause 11.1) divided by 75 (standard fortnightly hours).
Immediate Family or Household As defined in the FWA, includes a person who may belong to one of the following categories:
  1. a Spouse/De facto Partner, child, parent, grandparent, grandchild or sibling of the Employee; or
  2. a child, parent, grandparent, grandchild or sibling of a Spouse/De facto Partner of the Employee.
An Employee's Immediate Family or Household may also include:
  1. a member of an Employee's household other than described above; or
  2. traditional kinship where there is a relationship or obligation, under the customs and traditions of the community or group to which the Employee belongs.
Medical Certificate Has the same meaning as under the FWA.
National Election Means an election conducted under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Cth) involving electors from each division and which is not a by-election for the House of Representatives.
PSA Means the Public Service Act 1999 (Cth).
Receipted Costs Means costs incurred by an Employee as a result of undertaking AEC business, where those costs are supported by Evidence.
Salary The Employee's rate of pay (in accordance with the pay rates at Attachment 1) will be Salary for all purposes, including superannuation (subject to relevant superannuation scheme rules), overtime, severance and termination payments. Participation in salary sacrifice arrangements or purchased leave options will not affect salary for these purposes.
Settlement Period Means the period over which calculations are made to determine the Flextime Credit or Flextime Debit of an Employee. The Settlement Period is four calendar weeks (equating to150 ordinary hours for full-time Employees) commencing on payday Thursday and ceasing on the Wednesday before payday four weeks later.
Spouse/De facto Partner Has the same meaning as given under the FWA.
TOIL Means time off in lieu.
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