Roles within Transport for NSW via Evolving Transport

State Transit non-operational employees will be given the option to be included in the Evolving Transport organisational design and placement process. This option is for State Transit employees who want to maximise their opportunities for continued employment with Transport for NSW. The Evolving Transport reform program is likely to be completed by early 2021, prior to the commencement of transition of Region 8 (North) in May 2021.


Do I have to be a part of the Evolving Transport process?

No. State Transit’s non-operational employees will have a choice whether to opt-in or opt-out. You will only have one chance to opt-in or opt-out.


Which positions are in scope?

State Transit’s non-operational employees have been mapped to branches within Transport for NSW. These branches will go through organisational design in three stages: Groups A, B, C (see Evolving Transport Organisationa Design Schedule) . Not all parts of Transport for NSW are in scope to be redesigned as part of Evolving Transport. These include functions that sit within the Transport Shared Services and Learning and Development branches. Similar functions exist in State Transit that logically sit in these two branches. In these circumstances, staff in these areas may still be eligible to be matched to non-comparable roles in other branches that are in scope. As such, these people will still have an opportunity to opt-in.


How have positions been mapped to branches?

State Transit’s People and Culture team has worked closely with the Evolving Transport team to look at each non-operational position in our structure. The process involved looking at the accountability and function of each of our roles and aligning them to the branch in Transport for NSW where there is a similar function. This process did not involve looking an individual’s skills and capabilities.


What happens if I opt-in?

If you opt in, you will be included in the design for the relevant branch. You will be considered for placement into Transport for NSW roles through the Evolving Transport Placement process. When your branch goes through organisational design you will also have the opportunity to provide input into the design process. You will also be consulted formally on the proposed structure before it is determined.


What will happen if I opt-out?

If you opt-out, you will not be considered for roles as part of the Evolving Transport process or be involved in the consultation process. You will remain in State Transit and continue to pursue other opportunities through the Employee Placement Strategy. You would still be eligible to apply for roles in Transport for NSW that are advertised. As you have not yet rejected an offer of comparable employment, in this circumstance you will still have an entitlement to a redundancy in the event you are declared excess at a later date.


If I opt-in, how will I be considered for placement?

When your relevant branch has completed the design process, you will be equally considered for roles along with other impacted Transport employees in that process. No group of employees will have priority over another — all employees will be considered on an equal footing. If you are successful in this process, you will be offered the role. More information on the Evolving Transport placement approach can be found on the Transport for NSW's Stay Informed Website. A separate pay transition table for State Transit staff is available here.


What happens when I am offered a role?


If you accept the role:

  • you will move to your new position on the Award terms and conditions relevant to that position;
  • your salary will not be reduced, unless you have agreed to accept a lower graded role;
  • nyour leave entitlements and service will be recognised; and
  • you will retain your travel pass while you remain in an Award role within Transport for NSW.

If you are offered a comparable role and decline that role:

  • you will remain in State Transit and will be considered for other opportunities through the Employee Placement Strategy; and
  • if you are subsequently declared excess under the Managing Excess Employees Procedure, access
  • to an offer of redundancy is not impacted.

If I am successful, when will I be released to take up the new role?

State Transit and Transport for NSW will make arrangements for an appropriate release date to ensure business needs and the employee’s placement are secured. This could mean you are released straight away and your State Transit role is backfilled on a temporary basis. Alternatively, you may be retained and your new role is backfilled on a temporary basis until you can be released to take up that role.


What happens if I am unsuccessful in obtaining a role through the Evolving Transport process?

You will remain with State Transit and you will continue to pursue other opportunities through the Placement Strategy. You will still have an entitlement to a redundancy in the event you are declared excess at a later date. However, this entitlement remains subject to the terms of, and your participation in, the Employee Placement Strategy.



State Transit non-operational employees will be given the option to be included in the Evolving Transport organisational design and placement process. This option is for State Transit employees who want to maximise their opportunities for continued employment with Transport for NSW. The Evolving Transport reform program is likely to be completed by early 2021, prior to the commencement of transition of Region 8 (North) in May 2021.


Do I have to be a part of the Evolving Transport process?

No. State Transit’s non-operational employees will have a choice whether to opt-in or opt-out. You will only have one chance to opt-in or opt-out.


Which positions are in scope?

State Transit’s non-operational employees have been mapped to branches within Transport for NSW. These branches will go through organisational design in three stages: Groups A, B, C (see Evolving Transport Organisationa Design Schedule) . Not all parts of Transport for NSW are in scope to be redesigned as part of Evolving Transport. These include functions that sit within the Transport Shared Services and Learning and Development branches. Similar functions exist in State Transit that logically sit in these two branches. In these circumstances, staff in these areas may still be eligible to be matched to non-comparable roles in other branches that are in scope. As such, these people will still have an opportunity to opt-in.


How have positions been mapped to branches?

State Transit’s People and Culture team has worked closely with the Evolving Transport team to look at each non-operational position in our structure. The process involved looking at the accountability and function of each of our roles and aligning them to the branch in Transport for NSW where there is a similar function. This process did not involve looking an individual’s skills and capabilities.


What happens if I opt-in?

If you opt in, you will be included in the design for the relevant branch. You will be considered for placement into Transport for NSW roles through the Evolving Transport Placement process. When your branch goes through organisational design you will also have the opportunity to provide input into the design process. You will also be consulted formally on the proposed structure before it is determined.


What will happen if I opt-out?

If you opt-out, you will not be considered for roles as part of the Evolving Transport process or be involved in the consultation process. You will remain in State Transit and continue to pursue other opportunities through the Employee Placement Strategy. You would still be eligible to apply for roles in Transport for NSW that are advertised. As you have not yet rejected an offer of comparable employment, in this circumstance you will still have an entitlement to a redundancy in the event you are declared excess at a later date.


If I opt-in, how will I be considered for placement?

When your relevant branch has completed the design process, you will be equally considered for roles along with other impacted Transport employees in that process. No group of employees will have priority over another — all employees will be considered on an equal footing. If you are successful in this process, you will be offered the role. More information on the Evolving Transport placement approach can be found on the Transport for NSW's Stay Informed Website. A separate pay transition table for State Transit staff is available here.


What happens when I am offered a role?


If you accept the role:

  • you will move to your new position on the Award terms and conditions relevant to that position;
  • your salary will not be reduced, unless you have agreed to accept a lower graded role;
  • nyour leave entitlements and service will be recognised; and
  • you will retain your travel pass while you remain in an Award role within Transport for NSW.

If you are offered a comparable role and decline that role:

  • you will remain in State Transit and will be considered for other opportunities through the Employee Placement Strategy; and
  • if you are subsequently declared excess under the Managing Excess Employees Procedure, access
  • to an offer of redundancy is not impacted.

If I am successful, when will I be released to take up the new role?

State Transit and Transport for NSW will make arrangements for an appropriate release date to ensure business needs and the employee’s placement are secured. This could mean you are released straight away and your State Transit role is backfilled on a temporary basis. Alternatively, you may be retained and your new role is backfilled on a temporary basis until you can be released to take up that role.


What happens if I am unsuccessful in obtaining a role through the Evolving Transport process?

You will remain with State Transit and you will continue to pursue other opportunities through the Placement Strategy. You will still have an entitlement to a redundancy in the event you are declared excess at a later date. However, this entitlement remains subject to the terms of, and your participation in, the Employee Placement Strategy.



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