THE final version of the Baw Baw Shire Council’s restructure has been released to staff, identifying 35 positions to be made redundant.
First published in the 24 April 2015 edition of the Warragul & Baw Baw Citizen.
A council spokesperson said a total of 28 new positions will be created in the restructure, meaning a net loss of seven employees for the organisation.
The final financial impact of the restructure is unknown and will be determined over the next two months after redeployment opportunities have been finalised.
But the changes to the organisation will not be implemented immediately, as the council awaits responses from staff before a staggered changing of roles in the next financial year.
“We’ve announced the final structure and we’ve now moved from the organisation determining what positions will be required in a new structure, and now handed that over to the staff,” Baw Baw CEO Helen Anstis told the Warragul & Baw Baw Citizen.
“Those staff who have been directly affected, and there are 35 of them that have either had their position made redundant or their position description has been substantially modified, it’s now over to them to decide whether or not they want to apply for one of the 28 redeployment opportunities that are available in the new structure.
“The new structure will come into effect on 1 July so there will be no changes to this year’s budget or in the positions that are available in the structure.”
Asked if the changes would happen all at once or be staggered, Ms Anstis said they would be staggered.
The final plan is not much different to the first draft released earlier this year – in the original plan 35 jobs were to be removed and replaced with 26 new positions to be created.
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