COVID-19 Coronavirus information for public sector employers

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Government sector employers

This page provides information for Western Australian (WA) public sector employers to help manage workforce issues as a consequence of COVID-19.

Providing a safe workplace

Public sector employers remain responsible for providing a safe working environment in the workplace.

Employers should take a pragmatic approach that promotes the health and safety of employees. Employers and Employees should continue to monitor health advice issued by both the WA Government and Australian Government.

Further information:

Maintaining service delivery

The COVID-19 work environment may result in public sector employers experiencing additional workforce pressures, such as increased absences from work or changes to service delivery.

In response to COVID-19, public sector employers may need to implement changed service delivery arrangements. This could include performing work remotely, working from home, or other arrangements.  

Workforce arrangements

The Executive Director Government Sector Labour Relations has issued Circular 04/2023 – Leave arrangements for COVID-19, setting out measures to support employers responding to COVID-19 workforce issues.

Current circular:

Further information

Public sector employers can contact their Labour Relations Adviser for further advice on COVID-19 workforce arrangements. 

Public sector employees can contact the human resources team within their agency for assistance with COVID-19 related matters.

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