Changes to Casual Academic – Teaching engagement

An updated Casual Academic – Teaching (CAT) engagement process to improve user experience and process visibility is now live. The updated process has removed the use of spreadsheets to track CAT engagements to improve processing times.

What is changing?

From Tuesday 18 April, CAT engagement must be initiated through Service One by the Topic Coordinators (or equivalent positions across Colleges) or delegates. We have implemented a Service One form to facilitate the approval process, tracking of engagements and audit efforts.

The key changes are outlined below:

  • Granting access to CAT engagements in Service One to Education Resources Officers for them to track the engagements in their College
  • Introduction of a Service One dashboard for college leaders
  • Reallocation of engagement activities to People and Culture, Employment Services
  • Reduction of touchpoints for the casual academic candidate
  • Introduction of infographics to guide stakeholders throughout the Casual Academic engagement process step-by-step
  • Elimination of approval in Workday for budget owners
  • Reallocation of ownership of Workday information to People and Culture
  • Implementation of Workday notifications to increase visibility throughout the CAT engagement process

The changes have also resulted in the publication of a revised casual engagement website with updated information for casual engagement.

The new process is for CAT engagements only.

Infographics for the engagement of Casual Academic – Portfolios, Casual Academic – Research, and Casual Academic – Australia Awards will be published shortly on the new casual engagement website to provide an overview on the current engagement process for these cohorts.

Looking for more detail?

For more detailed information regarding the new process please visit the Casual Staff page.

If you are unable to find the information you require, please email or speak with your college based P&C team.

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