About MyLeave

MyLeave is the business name of the Construction Industry Long Service Leave Payments Board.

The Construction Industry Long Service Leave Payments Board (trading as MyLeave) is a Statutory Authority established pursuant to the provisions of the Construction Industry Portable Paid Long Service Leave Act 1985 (the Act).

The primary mission of MyLeave is to manage in an efficient and effective manner, portable long service leave for construction industry employees, established by the Act. This is achieved by:

  • Ensuring that all eligible employers are registered and are paying contributions on behalf of all eligible employees
  • Ensuring that all eligible construction industry employees are registered
  • Minimising the contribution rate payable through optimising the rate of return on investment funds, and minimisation of administrative costs.

MyLeave provides a significant benefit to employees in the form of a portable long service leave benefit which, due to the nature of the industry, would normally not be available.

About the Board

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The Construction Industry Long Service Leave Payments Board (the Board) was established as a body corporate under section 5 of the Construction Industry Portable Paid Long Service Leave Act 1985 (the Act). In 2012 the Board registered MyLeave as its business name.

Functions of the Board

The Board is responsible for carrying out the administration of the Act and has the following functions:

  • to maintain the register of employers and register of employees;
  • to administer the scheme of payment to employees during long service leave established under the Act;
  • to advise the Minister on the administration of the Act; and
  • to carry out such other functions as are conferred on the Board under the Act.

Funds of the Board

The Board is funded by compulsory contributions from employers. These funds are invested in accordance with the WA Trustees Act 1962 .

The contributions and investment returns meet the cost of long service leave entitlements and the administrative expenses of MyLeave. 

MyLeave’s funds are independent of the State Government.

Board Members

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The Board is a body corporate of seven members who are appointed by the Minister.

The Chair is independently appointed by the Minister.

Three Board Members represent the interests of employees.

  • Two members are selected from nominations by Unions W.A. and the Building Trades Associations of Unions of W.A.
  • One member is person who in the Minister’s opinion represents the interests of employees in the construction industry.

Three Board Members represent the interests of employers.

  • Two members are selected from nominations by the Master Builders Association of W.A. and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of W.A. 
  • One member is a person who in the Minister’s opinion represents the interests of employers in the construction industry.

The current Board Members are:

Board Chair Representing Workers Representing Employers

Susan Barrera

Mick Buchan
Lisa Judge
Steve McCartney

Jo Alilovic
John Gelavis
Kate Schick

Details regarding Board Members can be found at MyLeave Board Members.

The members of the Board have been appointed for a period of three years. Current Board members’ appointments end on 24 September 2023.

Acts and Regulations

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Administered Legislation

The Board assists the Minister for Industrial Relations in administering the following legislation.

All Legislation is linked directly to the State Law Publisher's (opens new window) own Legislation databases. Please visit its site for more information on this and other statutory publishing services.

 

Guiding Principles

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The Board has adopted a core set of guiding principles to enable it to fulfil its functions effectively.  These are represented in the Board’s Vision, Mission, Objectives and Values.  

Vision

To achieve excellence in the delivery of long service leave entitlements to construction industry employees.

Mission

To provide a financially sustainable portable long service leave scheme for eligible Western Australian construction industry employees.

Objectives

To fully implement the scheme within the Western Australian construction industry:

  • by ensuring all eligible employers are registered and that contributions are being paid for eligible employees, and
  • by registering all eligible construction industry employees.

To minimise the contribution rate payable:

  • by optimising the rate of return on investment funds having regard to risk, and
  • by minimising the administrative cost of the scheme.

Values

  • Working together:

Establishing and maintaining long term relationships based upon mutual trust, respect and understanding.

  • Honesty & integrity:

Being open and honest and acting with integrity in all our dealings.

  • Excellence in service delivery:

Exceeding our commitments to stakeholders and understanding and addressing both current and future needs.

  • Consistency:

Delivery of a consistent approach in terms of legislative requirements in our decision making processes.

MyLeave Overview

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The legislation governing MyLeave provides for portable long service leave for construction workers based on service to the industry rather than service to a single employer

For more information, please see MyLeave Overview

Executive

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The Board appoints a Chief Executive Officer for the purpose of administering the Act.  The Chief Executive Office is assisted by an executive team comprised of three General Managers responsible for the core business areas of MyLeave.

The senior officers of the executive are:

Jason Buckley  Chief Executive Officer
James Dew  General Manager Corporate and Finance
Brandon Shortland    General Manager Compliance, Legal and Risk
Daniel Kelly    General Manager Operations and Communications

Details regarding the executive can be found at MyLeave Executive

 

Governance and Accountability

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1. Customer Charter

To view MyLeave's Customer Service Charter please follow the link to Publications and Forms page.


2. Feedback and Complaints

We value your feedback.

We will listen if you wish to share your positive experience, give a compliment, offer a suggestion to help us improve our service, or make a complaint. Your feedback assists us to continually improve through identifying strengths and weaknesses and by generating ideas for service improvements.

You can provide your feedback at our Feedback and Complaints page.


3. Freedom of Information

The Western Australian Freedom of Information Act 1992 gives the public a right to access information held by the MyLeave – Construction Long Service Board.

To learn more go to Freedom of Information.

To lodge for documents that are not available as part of the normal course of business submit a Freedom of Information Application Form. (opens new window)


4. Information Privacy Policy

This Information Privacy Policy is based on the requirements of the Information Privacy Bill 2007. The Policy will be reviewed when the Bill is enacted and amendments made as required.

To learn more go to the Information Privacy Policy page.


5. Public Interest Disclosure (PID)

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003 (PID Act) (opens new window) allows people to make disclosures about wrongdoing in public authorities, which includes the State public sector, local governments, government trading enterprises, public universities and some government boards and committees (public authorities) (opens new window), and protects them when they do.

Please also see MyLeave Public Interest Disclosure Policy and Procedures.


6. Annual Estimates

To view MyLeave's Annual Estimates please follow the link to Publications and Forms page.


7. Annual Reports

MyLeave's most recent Annual Report is available on the following the link – Annual Report 2021-2022 (opens new window)

To view Annual Reports please follow the link to Publications and Forms page.

Page reviewed 21 September 2022