Making an application to work full time from your WAPHA office

The WA Primary Health Alliance Executive Team has continued to support working remotely, however, we know that working remotely is not easy for everyone. Flexible options are now available for all teams to work on an ad hoc basis from a WAPHA office but some staff may benefit from ending their remote working arrangements and transitioning back to work full time from their WAPHA office. WAPHA will continue to respond in step with the WA Government Roadmap and may need to close all office spaces again in the future, if the environment changes here in WA.


Several staff across the organisation are already working full time from their WAPHA office. This has supported people where they have been unable to sustain permanent remote working arrangements, and is based on the following criteria:

  1. Have not been able to fulfill their job role because they need specialist equipment or programs that are only available in their WAPHA office

    and/or

  2. Are unable to maintain adequate internet connectivity from their home to fulfill their role

    and/or

  3. Are negatively impacted by the isolation of working from home

    and/or

  4. Have a home environment that is not suitable for remote working (this includes staff you know to be working from an inadequate desk set up)

The same application process introduced in June has been updated to take requests from staff who want to end their remote working arrangement and transition to be based 100% in their WAPHA office. Work is being progressed to consider how the long term flexible options will work for WAPHA into the future, but staff who still want some flexibility to mix remote and office working should not make an application through this process, they should instead use the desk booking system in place for their WAPHA office.

What Managers need to do:

  1. Make sure your team members are all aware of the criteria and opportunity to apply to work full time from their WAPHA office.

  2. Encourage any individual team members that you know have been finding it difficult, to make an application.

  3. Be proactive in reminding your staff of the option to work full time from their WAPHA office and arrange a 30min meeting with any staff member who indicates they want to apply.

  4. Open the survey below for the questions to ask your staff member in that meeting. Use it like an interview and complete the responses into the online form as you talk with your staff member.

  5. The final question is for your comments and endorsement of the application.

  6. When you click submit, your responses will be sent directly to HR, who will present the applications to the Executive Team for their endorsement.


This application process will remain open as a means through which staff can work with their manager to apply to work from their WAPHA office full time.

The Executive Team will continue to monitor and approve applications. This ensures all appropriate supports are offered to our teams and maintains Executive oversight of the numbers of staff working full time from their WAPHA office.

The WA Primary Health Alliance Executive Team has continued to support working remotely, however, we know that working remotely is not easy for everyone. Flexible options are now available for all teams to work on an ad hoc basis from a WAPHA office but some staff may benefit from ending their remote working arrangements and transitioning back to work full time from their WAPHA office. WAPHA will continue to respond in step with the WA Government Roadmap and may need to close all office spaces again in the future, if the environment changes here in WA.


Several staff across the organisation are already working full time from their WAPHA office. This has supported people where they have been unable to sustain permanent remote working arrangements, and is based on the following criteria:

  1. Have not been able to fulfill their job role because they need specialist equipment or programs that are only available in their WAPHA office

    and/or

  2. Are unable to maintain adequate internet connectivity from their home to fulfill their role

    and/or

  3. Are negatively impacted by the isolation of working from home

    and/or

  4. Have a home environment that is not suitable for remote working (this includes staff you know to be working from an inadequate desk set up)

The same application process introduced in June has been updated to take requests from staff who want to end their remote working arrangement and transition to be based 100% in their WAPHA office. Work is being progressed to consider how the long term flexible options will work for WAPHA into the future, but staff who still want some flexibility to mix remote and office working should not make an application through this process, they should instead use the desk booking system in place for their WAPHA office.

What Managers need to do:

  1. Make sure your team members are all aware of the criteria and opportunity to apply to work full time from their WAPHA office.

  2. Encourage any individual team members that you know have been finding it difficult, to make an application.

  3. Be proactive in reminding your staff of the option to work full time from their WAPHA office and arrange a 30min meeting with any staff member who indicates they want to apply.

  4. Open the survey below for the questions to ask your staff member in that meeting. Use it like an interview and complete the responses into the online form as you talk with your staff member.

  5. The final question is for your comments and endorsement of the application.

  6. When you click submit, your responses will be sent directly to HR, who will present the applications to the Executive Team for their endorsement.


This application process will remain open as a means through which staff can work with their manager to apply to work from their WAPHA office full time.

The Executive Team will continue to monitor and approve applications. This ensures all appropriate supports are offered to our teams and maintains Executive oversight of the numbers of staff working full time from their WAPHA office.