Local Government Corner

Local Government Corner

This corner is for HR professionals working in NSW local government.

What are the HR challenges in the Local Government sector?

Local government is special. In addition to the usual HR challenges (see our all industry corner), HR personnel in this sector must act within the confines of a complex regulatory environment, with heightened stakeholder expectations.  Many staff are ‘locals’ and alternative employment options can be few and far between.

Key HR challenges in Local Government are:

  • Staff misconduct and discipline (including workplace bullying)
  • Councillor conduct
  • Investigation processes
  • Procedural fairness
  • Productivity, absenteeism and performance management
  • Union management
  • Confidentiality, privacy and record keeping
  • Whistleblowing
  • Executive contracts
  • Redundancies
  • Managing ill and injured employees

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