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1406 Operations Policy Review Report - Personnel - 25 June 2014

Personnel Policy

  • The Kaikohe East Board's Personnel Policy is part of the board's Operations Policy and is published on the school website.
  • It is restated here for board member's convenience:

Personnel

The board delegates responsibility to the principal all matters relating to the management of staff. Therefore the principal may not fail to:
    • Ensure that personnel policies and procedures comply with current employment legislation
    • Ensure that staff are managed in a sound, fair, and respectful manner in accordance with the terms of their current employment agreements
    • Ensure that all employees’ rights to personal dignity, safety and access to an approved and fair internal grievance process are maintained
    • Take reasonable steps to protect staff from unsafe or unhealthy working conditions
    • Ensure that all required staff are registered or have a current Limited Authority to Teach
    • Ensure that all staff have an annual performance appraisal
    • Provide a smoke free environment
    • Provide Protective Disclosure protection

Principal's Interpretation

  • My interpretation of the board's requirements in this area is that the board wants to be assured that it is acting as a good employer and meeting all its obligations to its employees.

Data to Verify that the Policy Interpretation is Being Fulfilled

  • The Personnel section of the online staff handbook contains procedures that are developed in consultation with staff to ensure that the board's requirements are met.
  • All staff were given the opportunity to respond to a survey of their perceptions of whether or not the principal is meeting the requirements of the policy.

Survey Results Summary

Does the principal ensure that personnel policies and procedures comply with current employment legislation
Okay7100%
Unsure00%
Not Okay00%
Does the principal ensure that staff are managed in a sound, fair, and respectful manner in accordance with the terms of their current employment agreements
Okay7100%
Unsure00%
Not Okay00%
Does the principal ensure that all employees’ rights to personal dignity, safety and access to an approved and fair internal grievance process are maintained
Okay686%
Unsure114%
Not Okay00%
Does the principal take reasonable steps to protect staff from unsafe or unhealthy working conditions
Okay686%
Unsure114%
Not Okay00%
Does the principal ensure that all required staff are registered or have a current Limited Authority to Teach
Okay686%
Unsure114%
Not Okay00%
Does the principal ensure that all staff have an annual performance appraisal
Okay7100%
Unsure00%
Not Okay00%
Does the principal provide a smoke free environment
Okay7100%
Unsure00%
Not Okay00%
Does the principal Provide Protective Disclosure protection
Okay571%
Unsure229%
Not Okay00%
Comment
As a teacher Aide I don't have knowledge about the authority to teach and also unsure about last question is there an other meaning maybe it's referred to under something else.

Conclusion

  • Survey results suggest that the board's requirements are being met. 
  • The results of this survey, and the previous reports (6 December 2011 and 9 April 2013) indicate that staff need to be made aware of the Protected Disclosure provisions from time to time. This will be discussed at a full staff meeting along with a discussion to clarify that grievance processes are covered in the relevant collective contracts.


Chicky Rudkin
Principal