FAQ Delegations Framework
- What is a delegation or delegate?
- Where do I find the Delegations Framework?
- Why is the Delegations Framework different to the previous Delegations Register?
- How do I know what (if any) delegations I have?
- What do the delegation codes mean?
- Why is sub-delegation prohibited?
- How can I find out more?
A delegate is a person who Council has shared its authority with.
- The Delegations Rule describes the overarching principles which apply to delegates.
- The Delegations Rule Schedule A lists all the delegations and delegates.
- Delegations are available sorted by category on the Delegations List Page.
- Download list of all delegations (pdf)
The delegations are all listed against position descriptions, not people, so when somebody acts in your role or takes over your role, they assume the position's assigned delegations. Additionally, each delegation has a code assigned to it which defines who else may exercise the delegation (refer the delegation code FAQ below).
General (G1, G2, G3 and G4) and Specialist Delegations (S1, S2, S3, S4, S5) which are held by the least senior delegate (G4 or S5 being the lowest) are held also by that delegate's immediate supervisor or line manager and successively by each subsequent supervisor or line manager within the chain of delegation (refer Schedule B - Reporting Lines and Schedule C - Delegation Types ).
Delegations marked NT1 or NT2 cannot be exercised by any position except the named delegate.
Under limited conditions delegates can authorise employees under their supervision to perform routine aspects of a delegation, such as approve professional timesheets. Common sense applies, in that as a delegate you cannot authorise another person to perform an activity which requires your own substantial independent judgement, or where the decision would significantly affect the rights of an individual (i.e. expulsion).
Additional boundaries and procedures for authorising supervised employees are defined in the Delegations Rule.
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