Welcome to something new for the Staff Association – a regular online newsletter called Pulse. It’s a great way to stay up to date with workplace news and views. Designed to complement our quarterly publication – Wavelength – by providing timely information on the important issues for CSIRO workers. Let us know what you think by sending your comments by email.
A Super future for science funding?
Staff Association President Michael Borgas reports from the Science meets Superannuation forum and asks whether growing new revenue streams for science through superannuation represents a step in the right direction for science funding. Read more here.
Outsourcing fears at Property Services
Concerns remain about the future of CSIRO Property Services with a private consultant’s report into the future of the business unit still under wraps. It’s led to the Staff Association lodging a request for complete disclosure under Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation. More here.
All the latest CSIRO workplace news, including – the future of Record Services – Merger news and a new name for CLI and CFNS – Redundancies at CMSE – Regional review update – and much more.
CSIRO sites around the country celebrated International Women’s Day earlier this month with a range of activities that examined issues such as the benefits of mentoring and the challenges facing women in Science. To read a full report on IWD events, click here.
Over three hundred science researchers, communicators and policymakers met in Canberra last month for Science meets Policymakers. The keynote address was delivered by Professor Nina Fedoroff from the American Association for the Advancement of Science on the issue of Food Security. More here.
Did you know that the Staff Association awards scholarships each year to promote career development, women in science and community citizenship? The scholarships can help with study costs including travel, accommodation and sundry expenses. Find out more – including how to apply – here.
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