Important news on the NDIS and the transfer of services

On 19 November 2015, Michael Coutts-Trotter, Secretary NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS), emailed FACS employees about client consultations and the transfer conditions for employees working in disability services.

You can read the full email here.

Read about the transfer of CST Services

Throughout December and January (2015-16) there will be a series of approximately 80 forums across NSW. These are aimed at clients and their families and will update them on the transfer of disability services to the non-government sector. These forums will also seek their views on how to choose new providers in the transfer process.

The email also announced the core conditions that will apply to staff who transfer to the non-government sector as a part of the move to the NDIS. People who transfer to a non-government operator (NGO) will receive:

  • A transfer payment of up to eight weeks for ongoing (permanent) staff, based on completed years of service.
  • An employment guarantee period of two years from the date of transfer for ongoing employees, and a maximum of six months for temporary and casual employees.
  • Maintenance of existing superannuation arrangements, including membership of defined benefit superannuation schemes.
  • Recognition of prior service, transfer of sick leave, and the option to cash out some, or transfer all, accrued annual and extended or long service leave.

The details around who will transfer, when and to whom are presently being worked out. It is likely that staff who work directly with people with disability or support those that do (e.g. those in group homes, respite services and community support teams) will transfer.

More information about these activities and the transfer process will be provided as soon as possible.

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