The University may transfer or second an employee to a suitable position within the University where there are genuine reasons and as an adjunct to normal employment procedures.
(Approved by Council June 1998)
An employee may be transferred or seconded to a suitable position within the University where there are genuine reasons and when necessary for the achievement of University objectives. A 'suitable position' is one which requires the skills and experience consistent with the skills and experience of the employee being transferred or seconded, or where it may be expected that the employee will acquire the necessary skills within a three month period with adequate training.
Appointment by transfer or secondment is normally done without advertisement, however advertisement may take place at the request of the Faculty or Section. Secondments of more than six (6) months would normally be preceded by internal advertisement and formal selection procedures.
The University may transfer or second an employee to a position only if the employee was initially selected for appointment at the University through a competitive selection process.
An employee may be transferred or seconded to a position in order to recognise and reward exceptional work performance and/or assist and enhance an individual employee's career and professional development through the opportunity to acquire expanded knowledge, skills and abilities.
Transfers or secondments will only occur where there is agreement between the employee, the Executive Director, Human Resources and the relevant Delegate/s or Vice-Chancellor as appropriate.
The Vice-Chancellor may appoint an employee to any position without advertisement or competitive selection.
An internal transfer takes place on a continuing basis.
Secondments are for a specified period of time. At the conclusion of the period of secondment, the employee may return to their substantive position and classification level.
Recommendations for appointment must be in writing and contain justification for the appointment; and be forwarded to the approving Delegate.
Secondments and internal transfers may occur at a classification level, employment mode or employment category which can be either the same or different from the position currently held by the employee.
Where an employee at USQ Level 3 is transferred to a position at USQ Level 4, they will be appointed at Step 2 of the USQ Level 4 classification range.
Peak Approval Authority:
Related Legislation / guidelines:
Strategic Plan/Goal & Objectives:
Supporting documents, forms:
Associated USQ policies:
Next Review Date*:
Expiry Date of Policy*:
Level of Delegation
Vice-Chancellor or Chief Operating Officer
Approval of permanent internal transfers for Contracted Senior Executive employees (at the same or higher level) to any position.
Category 3 Delegate or above
Approval of permanent internal transfers for employees at Professional Levels 1 to 10 and Academic Levels A to E (at the same or higher level) to any position.
Approval of secondments for a fixed period (at the same or higher level) to a position outside the faculty/section.
Category 4 Delegate or above
Recommendation for permanent internal transfers.
Approval of secondments for a fixed period (at the same or higher level) to a position remaining within the faculty/section.
Recommendation for secondments for a fixed period (at the same or higher level) to a position outside the faculty/section.
Obtaining agreement for transfers and secondments from Delegate for substantive position.
Next Review Date*: