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Defence Workplace Relations Manual


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The Defence Workplace Relations Manual will be archived on 30 September 2017. Policy and guidance on terms and conditions of employment for APS employees is now available on PeopleConnect.

Should a copy of a DWRM policy be required after 30 September 2017 for historical reference please email APS.Peoplepolicy@defence.gov.au detailing the policy you require and a copy can be provided.


Alphabetical Index


Chapter 1 Purpose of this Manual

Chapter 2 Workplace Relations Framework

Chapter 3 Employment Framework

Chapter 4 Jobs Structure and Classification

Chapter 5 Recruitment

Chapter 6 Commencing, Changing and Leaving Jobs

Chapter 6A Managing Organisational Change

Chapter 7 Work Arrangements

Chapter 8 Leave and Holidays

Chapter 9 Salary and Superannuation

Chapter 10 Allowances

Chapter 11 Values and Conduct

Chapter 12 Performance and Recognition

Chapter 13 Learning and Development

Chapter 14 Health and Wellbeing

Chapter 15 Rights of Individuals

Chapter 16 Travel on Duty

Chapter 17 Relocations

Chapter 18 Working in Remote Locations

Chapter 19 Working Overseas

Chapter 19A - Australian Public Service Employees in Areas of Operation

Chapter 20 Death of an APS Employee

Chapter 21 Executive Vehicle Allowance



Please email APS People Policy if you require information from previous versions of the Defence Workplace Relations Manual


Last updated:  15 January 2014