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1 Know the Pay & Conditions of Service Members “Helping Defence Partners and Families Navigate the Defence Pay & Conditions Homepage” Click the arrow below to begin

2 Know the Pay & Conditions of Service Members The buttons below will help you progress through this presentation. To move forward click To move back click

3 Know the Pay & Conditions of Service Members The information contained in this presentation will assist you to: Navigate the Defence Pay & Conditions Homepage Have an awareness of related Pay and Conditions information and resources This presentation will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Introduction

4 Know the Pay & Conditions of Service Members This presentation begins as if you have just navigated to homepagewww.defence.gov.au

5 Know the Pay & Conditions of Service Members Hover mouse over “Info for”

6 Know the Pay & Conditions of Service Members Click “Pay & Conditions”

7 Know the Pay & Conditions of Service Members Now you are at the Pay & Conditions Homepage

8 Pay & Conditions Homepage On the Pay and Conditions Homepage you will find: ADF Publications APS Publications Helpful Information for ADF and APS ADF News APS News Overseas Operations Let’s start with ADF Publications

9 ADF Publications –ADF Pay & Conditions Manual (also known as PACMAN) –Members Guide –Military Personnel Policy Manual –Decision Makers Handbook The ADF Publications section provides links to primary information like:

10 PACMAN –Tax Issues –Authorisations –Clause Notes PACMAN includes an alpha index and other information like:

11 Member’s Guide –The Member’s Guide is a simplified version of the Pay & Conditions Manual (PACMAN). Member’s Guide to ADF and Conditions of Service

12 Military Personnel Policy Manual –The Military Personnel Policy Manual is designed to provide Defence personnel with a primary source document for non-financial personnel policy advice. Military Personnel Policy Manual

13 Decision Makers Handbook –The Decision-maker's Handbook is a document for Defence decision-makers that fills the information gap. It helps the reader navigate the many issues involved in making a sound decision. Armed with the knowledge in this Handbook, even difficult decisions can be made in a confident and timely manner.

14 APS Publications –Defence Enterprise Collective Agreement (DECA) –Defence Workplace Relations Manual –Decision Makers Handbook APS Publications section holds several publications that are relevant to Defence APS

15 Helpful Information for ADF and APS –Contact Us –Related Websites –Employment Outside Defence –Government Paid Parental Leave –Public Holidays –CDF and Secretary Joint Directive – Overseas travel –Partners & Families Presentation –Natural Disasters In Helpful Information you will find links to:

16 Contact Us Contact Us page provides further information for: –Members querying their pay and conditions –Administrators and decision-makers –Former members, partners and people other than a serving member

17 Related Websites –Salary and Financial Assistance –Superannuation –Housing and Moving –Travel –Help for ADF personnel and their families –ADF Retention –Life after the ADF –Government Departments –Diversity, Disability and equity Support –Glossary of terms The Related Websites page will assist you in finding information about:

18 Employment Outside Defence The Employment Outside Defence page will provide you with all appropriate information and links about working a second job whilst still being employed by The Department of Defence.

19 Government Paid Parental Leave –Latest news –The Government’s PPL Scheme –Defence conditions –Claims for Parental Leave Pay –Payment of Parental Leave Pay –Individual decision for each family –Discussions with supervisor or Commanding Officer –Health guidance about pregnancy for ADF members –Review other benefits –Information you will need to provide if you claim Parental Leave Pay –Health guidance about pregnancy for ADF members –Further information The Government Paid Parental Leave page will provide you with information about:

20 Public Holidays The Public Holidays page lists details regarding: –State Territory or Commonwealth laws –Local public holidays –Christmas stand down –Public holidays at overseas posts

21 ADF News –Workplace Remuneration Arrangement –Pay –Housing & Removals The ADF News section provides links to primary information like:

22 Pay In Pay you will find links to the current information on: –Workplace Remuneration Arrangement –Salary and Allowances for ADF Members –ATO Tax advice for ADF members –ADF Pay Rates

23 General Housing Information Members Guide: –Housing –Home Purchase Assistance Scheme (HPAS) –Home Purchase or Sale Expenses Allowance (HPSEA) –Removals and storage Pet Relocations: –Reimbursement of Pet Relocation Expenses (through your local Housing Management Centre) Rental Assistance: –Rent Allowance Forms Relocation: –Toll Transitions Defence Relocation Guide General Housing Information includes:

24 Group Rent Scheme –The Group Rent Scheme (GRS) defines the contributions for housing that ADF members pay towards their housing. The scheme is reviewed and updated annually to keep pace with the Australian rental market.

25 APS News –National Workplace Relations Committee This section provides you with the latest APS news which could include:

26 Overseas Conditions, Allowances and News –Current Overseas Deployments –Frequently Asked Questions –Tax Act Amendment In Overseas Conditions, Allowances and News you will find links to the following information:

27 Current Overseas Deployments –ADF Conditions of Service –APS Conditions of Employment –PowerPoint Presentations relating to operations Here you will find information about current Australian Defence Force (ADF) Overseas Operations Including:

28 FAQ’s Deployments Overseas & Tax Act Amendment Update –Here you will find many frequently asked questions about Overseas Deployments. –The Tax Act Amendment Update section provides information regarding tax implications for Defence personnel deployed or posted overseas.

29 Defence Partners and Families Now we will look more in depth at two sections of the Pay & Conditions Homepage –Member’s Guide –PACMAN Preface Both are important sections of the website to understand. We'll start with the Member’s Guide

30 Navigating the Member’s Guide

31 The Member’s Guide online contains information, and provides direct links to the policy information in PACMAN. The Member’s Guide is a quick reference guide and contains a summary of those conditions that you are most likely to want to know about: housing, leave and education assistance for your children. The Member’s Guide is divided up into 13 Chapters and four other sections, The Member’s Guide is ordered the same as PACMAN.

32 Navigating the Member’s Guide Here we will show you how to navigate around the Member’s Guide. We will use Chapter 8 as an example: Members and their dependants.

33 Navigating the Member’s Guide Click “Members and their dependants”

34 Navigating the Member’s Guide Click “8.4 Education assistance”

35 Navigating the Member’s Guide Here you will find. A brief overview of the subject Relevant forms PACMAN references Indicates a reference to Reservists

36 Navigating the Member’s Guide Click on the PACMAN link

37 Navigating the Member’s Guide This shows you the technical policy for education assistance in PACMAN

38 PACMAN –When reading the detailed policy information in PACMAN, Members and Dependents should understand......

39 PACMAN ADF pay and conditions constitute an important part of the Defence Offer for ADF personnel. The ADF Pay and Conditions Manual has been written as a 'plain English' document to present an attractive and compelling offer that assists in both recruitment and retention of Defence Force members. This manual primarily sets out the conditions of service for members of the Permanent Force and Reserves. Some benefits for Cadets are also set out in the manual. In addition, overseas employment conditions for Defence Australian Public Service employees may be published in this manual. Determinations made using powers conferred by the Defence Act 1903 are combined and published with administrative guidance to present the benefits that are available for members and their families, depending on their individual personal circumstances and duties. Determinations are legal documents; decision-makers, administrators and members are bound by the provisions and rules set out in those Determinations.

40 PACMAN The manual is divided into two subject areas. The first sets out the conditions of service within Australia. The second sets out the overseas conditions of service. The Pay and Conditions Manual – Administration and Technical Explanation (PACMATE) is supplementary information that includes tax alerts, schedules of authorisations and a guide for decision- makers. To assist members, employees, Defence families, administrators and decision-makers, the manual provides examples and non-examples of policy application and colour coded cross references setting out related information, guidance and decision-makers. The Pay and Conditions website also provides a number of complementary support tools.

41 PACMAN Applicants for benefits, including members, employees and their dependants, are reminded of the need to provide clear and accurate information when they apply for a benefit, and to advise when that information changes. Information supplied when applying for a benefit is taken to be a true and accurate record of the applicant's circumstances. Giving false or misleading information is a serious offence. Where false or misleading information is provided, or relevant information withheld, criminal or disciplinary action under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act), Defence Force Discipline Act 1982, Public Service Act 1999, or the Criminal Code Act 1995 may be taken. Administrative action may also be taken and sanctions imposed.

42 Know the Pay & Conditions of Service Members - Finish This completes the presentation, for further information about Pay and Conditions you should contact: –The Defence Service Centre on


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