[General Principles] It is acknowledged that the nature of academic work allows some flexibility as to the location where the work is carried out. Notwithstanding this, academic staff are expected to be available at their designated workplace for reasonable periods of time. The following principles apply where academic staff are away from their workplace:
1.1 [Nature of Work] Unless other arrangements have been approved, academic staff will be assumed to be engaged in teaching, research, administrative and professional activities.
1.2 [Availability] Academic
staff must make themselves available for student contact,
and for carrying out such other responsibilities with respect
to the four areas of academic activity specified in 1.1 as
agreed with the Dean of the School.
1.3 [Contact details] Staff
working away from their designated workplace are still considered
to be on duty and must be contactable, ie contact details
must be provided to the appropriate administrative office.
1.4 [Negotiation of planned leave] Academic staff, other than casual staff, must negotiate all planned leave with the supervisor a minimum of two weeks in advance. Arrangements whereby staff regularly work away from their designated workplace must be negotiated semester-by-semester with the supervisor.
1.5 [Authorisation and record keeping] Supervisors must ensure that all absences for annual recreation leave, long service leave and personal / carer's and compassionate leave are booked and approved on the Employee Self Service (ESS) and that any other absences are appropriately authorised and documented locally.
1.6 [Compliance with policies and procedures] Staff working away from their designated workplace are required to comply with University policies and procedures.