Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


University staff and Government's new project

AUS WEB SITE
Media release
20 May 2002
Attention Education Reporters


University staff want broad staffing issues included in Government’s new project

The Association of University Staff [AUS] has called for a range of staffing issues to be included in the Government’s recently announced Collaborating for Efficiency project, the focus of which is: to gain efficiencies through diagnosing and sharing best practice throughout the public tertiary education sector.

AUS National President, Dr Grant Duncan, stressed that he hoped that the project did not mean a continuation of the negative policies of the 1990s, which emphasised ‘efficiency’ requirements more relevant to profit-focused private business than to public education institutions.

Dr Duncan noted that the stated emphasis of the project was on developing collaborative strategies across the sector and that one of the focus areas for the project would be ‘staffing costs’.

‘The public education sector would benefit enormously, not least in terms of efficiency and effectiveness, from the development of collaborative strategies related to staffing issues,’ said Dr Duncan. ‘Moving towards more collaboration in industrial relations would be a good start - instead of each individual institution spending scarce resources, time and energy duplicating activity in this area’.

‘A good example of the potential for collaboration is the development of job evaluation schemes in the universities,’ continued Dr Duncan. ‘Currently, each institution, at great cost, employs consultants and devotes significant resources to developing its own job evaluation scheme. Given that each institution employs the same occupational groups, it seems logical to suggest that a common, national scheme would be more appropriate – and a better use of resources that are urgently needed elsewhere in the system.’

Dr Duncan said that AUS would be approaching the Government regarding union representation on the steering group now being established to oversee the work of the new project.


Contact:
Dr Grant Duncan: AUS National President, 021 680 475
Rob Crozier: AUS General Secretary, 04 915 6691


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news