Temporary (non-executive) employees are employed for a temporary purpose (s43 GSE Act). Term (senior executive) employees are engaged to work for a specified period or for the duration of a specified task (s34 GSE Act).
Temporary and term employees are generally assigned to temporary roles. Temporary and term employees may also be assigned to temporary vacancies in ongoing roles (for example while recruitment action for ongoing filling is underway).
Because temporary and term employment is for a temporary purpose, or for a specified period or task, temporary and term employees should not be assigned (GSE Act s38 or 46) to subsequent roles unless consistent with the original purpose and within the original period of employment. If their services are required for a new role, non-executive employees should be issued with a new offer of temporary employment for the duration of the new assignment, and term employees should be offered a new or varied contract of employment for the duration of the new assignment, consistent with the rules on temporary and term employment.
While GSE Act s64 and s66 could be used for senior executive movements between government sector agencies, the policy intent is that movements between Public Service agencies should be made as assignments under s38. The use of s66 should be limited to movements between the government sectors and a non-government sector body as defined in s 66(6) and s64 should be used for transfers and secondments between government sector (non-Public Service) agencies.
For information on transfers, secondments and temporary assignment of staff between NSW government sector agencies and other relevant bodies, refer to GSE Act s64 and 66, and Part 6 of the GSE Rules.