ACT Long Service Leave Authority

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Nature and Purpose of the Authority

The ACT Long Service Leave Authority currently administers portable long service leave schemes
for the following industries under ACT Government legislation:

  • Construction Industry,
  • Cleaning Industry, and
  • Community Sector Industry
  • Security Industry

The schemes allows workers to move from employer to employer (and even service as a self-employed worker is accrued)
without losing credit for time worked (service) in the covered industry.

Role of the Authority

The Authority has a governing board, and staff who are responsible for:

  • identifying and registering employers and employees,
  • ensuring employers provide quarterly returns and levy payments,
  • maintaining records of workers service and employers contributions/payments to the scheme,
  • identifying the liabilities of the scheme through annual and triennial actuarial reports,
  • investing surplus funds to cover administration costs and current and future liabilities,
  • assessing workers’ claims and making payments as required, and
  • reporting to the ACT Government and Legislative Assembly in accordance with legislative requirements.

Composition of Governing Board

The Board comprises of the following members:-

H. Pender Chair
L. Centenera Deputy Chair
E. Cresshull Member – Representative for employee organisations
S. Hall Member – Representative for employee organisations
A. McGregor Member – Representative for employer organisations
A. Whitty Member – Representative for employer organisations
T. Savage Registrar/Chief Executive Officer (non-voting)

Composition of Audit Committee

The Audit Committee comprises of the following members:-

L. Centenera Chair
H. Pender Deputy Chair
A. McGregor Member

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