Keeping you in the OD Loop Issue #44

Hi everyone,

While Cary has been busy sunning herself on a well-deserved break at luxury resorts in Singapore and Malaysia, I have been given the honour of putting together this week’s
OD Loop.

I’ve been told that you lot prefer this to be succinct and in bullet format. Well, we’ll see how we go, there’s a lot to get through and I rarely get to the point quickly, so please pay attention.

Safety moment
At the Leadership Team meeting this week we talked about the curse of the smartphone and the real safety dangers that arise when people crawl into

Hi everyone,

While Cary has been busy sunning herself on a well-deserved break at luxury resorts in Singapore and Malaysia, I have been given the honour of putting together this week’s
OD Loop.

I’ve been told that you lot prefer this to be succinct and in bullet format. Well, we’ll see how we go, there’s a lot to get through and I rarely get to the point quickly, so please pay attention.

Safety moment
At the Leadership Team meeting this week we talked about the curse of the smartphone and the real safety dangers that arise when people crawl into their device and fail to focus on the real world. This video neatly illustrates the point.

Notes from the boss

  • We are developing a high priority PaCS delivery plan for 2017-18. The OD LT has been working with HR and IR to develop a list of priority projects that we will deliver over this new FY. Elizabeth Mildwater will make the final call on what’s in and what’s not over the next few weeks.
  • OD featured prominently on the agenda of last week’s People and Culture Executive committee meeting with a presentation on the D&I strategy for 2017-18 and a good discussion around the development of a new People Strategy.
  • Argy bargy on the Budget continues – it’s close, watch this space.
  • Jane Ridley, our new Executive Director Strategy and Transformation, is here. One of Jane’s first tasks is to set about transforming our reforming recruitment process – revolution not evolution.

Building upgrades at Petersham
You’d have to have been hiding under a rock if you haven’t noticed workmen banging about at the training centre. Lockers have been installed; the trainers are now officially free-ranging!

Solving our car park dramas
Thank you to everyone who completed the car park survey, awesome ideas, we are now in solution mode. More info to follow.

Well done!
Great news, Steph Polihronas has accepted an offer of the position of Lead Consultant Culture and Engagement within OD.

Steph’s most recent experience was with Johnson & Johnson
(14 years) in various HR and OD roles. Steph is kept pretty busy with three boys Alexander (11), Nicholas (9) and Zach (7) … and of course hubby, Con. Well done Steph and well deserved! Leadership & Corporate also warmly welcomed back Zandra Hattersley OD Associate Change, who returned from parental leave this week.

Hellos…

  • Andrew Johnson – D&D Customer Service Trainer – started 10 July
  • Mandy Makhlouf – D&D Instructional Designer - started 17 July
  • Sophie Tsibidis – D&D Program Manager – started 17 July
  • Mary Hetherington (Mitch 2.0) Project Managing D&D Projects - started 18 July


A special hello…

Massive congrats to our very own Danae Catterall who last Saturday night welcomed
Evelyn Lindsay Murray (3.4kg and 50.5cm) into the world. Mum & bub doing well.

Goodbyes…

  • Bradley Stuttle
  • Mitch Wild
  • Metin Izci, ERP Trainer
  • Stratos Halacas, ERP Trainer
  • Nathan Hundley, ERP Trainer

Fancy a trip to Brizvegas?

By completing the Future Transport survey and entering the special staff competition, you have the chance to win one of four passes to the Australian Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Summit in Brisbane, in September (27 & 28)!

It’s all about encouraging you to have your say in the creation of our new Future Transport Strategy – think the transport services, infrastructure and technology we’ll need over the next 20-40 years! So what are you waiting for?

Visit the competition page on the Shape the Future collaboration site and get involved!

Setting the standard!
Well done to Fiona Love and her team for launching the new Engineering Capability Framework for the Transport cluster.

The framework outlines three capabilities that define the additional knowledge, skills and abilities required for roles within the engineering profession. It’s all about providing a consistent approach to setting capability standards. The team worked with many groups across the cluster and the end result is something to be really proud of and will be used for many years to come - not only across Transport but the entire NSW Public Sector. Great stuff, guys!


Staying Connected hub launched

Our new Staying Connected hub launched recently to extend the support we provide to people before, during and after returning from parental leave.

One of the great things is that people don’t need network access to visit the hub, which can be problematic when you’re on leave.

We’ve already had almost 400 hits to the new website, including over 80 to the managers’ section – BOOM! Well done to the D&I team and Internal Comms for a fantastic joint effort in launching this cool site.

EOI for Engineering & Operations CoE Lead Consultant role
Helen Fullarton is taking a secondment to lead a Fatigue Management Project in Sydney Trains . This has opened an opportunity, initially for 12 months, for an interested & experienced OD professional to take the reigns.

Key priorities for the role over the next 12 months include:

  • Leading the implementation of the Engineering Occupational Specific Capability Sets across the Cluster
  • Providing technical and engineering advice across the cluster in relation to capability and competency programs
  • Leading the development and strategic executive of a Systems Engineering educational pathway
  • Supporting the Director, Engineering and Operations in strategically operationalising the Rail Technology Campus (cross industry initiative)
  • Working with stakeholders across the Cluster to build capability related to future transport
  • Championing digital literacy and technology capability whilst continuing through an innovative lens to support the capability and competence of the transport industry in delivering safe, customer focused and efficient services today.

To apply please send an email to fiona.love@transport.nsw.gov.au by COB Friday 28th July outlining your interest and attach your resume.

FINALLY… I f you’ve made it this far down then you MUST read this

Please get your details updated on the address book – Mary K is fielding calls from lots of people across the business who are trying to find your phone number! Request the update through MyIT and get your phone number listed before Mary implodes, here’s the link:
http://intranet.transport.nsw.gov.au/phonelist-updates

That’s all for now, have a great week!

Gavin

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