Roles within the Transport Cluster & NSW Government

Under the NSW Government Sector Placement Strategy, you may have the opportunity to the placed in suitable roles in the NSW Government Sector.


Under this strategy, suitable opportunities within the Transport Cluster will be canvassed first for possible placements for affected State Transit employees. Closer to the transition date, roles across the Government Sector will also be considered with the assistance of the Public Service Commission. The details of this process are still subject to finalisation and approval.


How will I be considered for placement?

Where a comparable opportunity is identified, you will be assessed for the role and found either suitable or not suitable for the role.


What happens when I am assessed as suitable for a role?

If you are assessed as being suitable for a role:

  • you will be transferred to the new Government Sector employer under the mobility provisions of the Government Sector Employment Act;
  • the timing of placement will be subject to discussion to ensure operational requirements are met;
  • you will be employed on the new agency’s terms and conditions;
  • your salary will not be reduced, unless you have agreed to accept a lower level role;
  • your leave entitlements and service will be recognised; and
  • you will not retain your Employee Opal Card if you are placed in a Government Sector agency outside of the Transport Cluster (excluding Gold Pass holders).

If you are assessed as being suitable for a comparable role, you will be transferred into the role, subject to any available review provisions.


What happens if I don’t want to be transferred to a new role?

If you consider that the transfer would be unreasonable or are not satisfied with the transfer, you may request that it be reviewed. This is done by applying to Transport for NSW in writing within 10 business days of being notified of the transfer. You will be notified in writing of the outcome of any review.


What happens if I am not placed in a role?

Where an employee has not been placed in any process and their position at State Transit is no longer required, they will be declared excess and managed under the Managing Excess Employees Procedure.

Under the NSW Government Sector Placement Strategy, you may have the opportunity to the placed in suitable roles in the NSW Government Sector.


Under this strategy, suitable opportunities within the Transport Cluster will be canvassed first for possible placements for affected State Transit employees. Closer to the transition date, roles across the Government Sector will also be considered with the assistance of the Public Service Commission. The details of this process are still subject to finalisation and approval.


How will I be considered for placement?

Where a comparable opportunity is identified, you will be assessed for the role and found either suitable or not suitable for the role.


What happens when I am assessed as suitable for a role?

If you are assessed as being suitable for a role:

  • you will be transferred to the new Government Sector employer under the mobility provisions of the Government Sector Employment Act;
  • the timing of placement will be subject to discussion to ensure operational requirements are met;
  • you will be employed on the new agency’s terms and conditions;
  • your salary will not be reduced, unless you have agreed to accept a lower level role;
  • your leave entitlements and service will be recognised; and
  • you will not retain your Employee Opal Card if you are placed in a Government Sector agency outside of the Transport Cluster (excluding Gold Pass holders).

If you are assessed as being suitable for a comparable role, you will be transferred into the role, subject to any available review provisions.


What happens if I don’t want to be transferred to a new role?

If you consider that the transfer would be unreasonable or are not satisfied with the transfer, you may request that it be reviewed. This is done by applying to Transport for NSW in writing within 10 business days of being notified of the transfer. You will be notified in writing of the outcome of any review.


What happens if I am not placed in a role?

Where an employee has not been placed in any process and their position at State Transit is no longer required, they will be declared excess and managed under the Managing Excess Employees Procedure.

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