Making an application to be considered in the priority group

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Based on the best evidence currently available, working remotely continues to be the safest option. However, we know that working remotely is not easy for everyone. In response to requests from staff and Managers, we are taking action to carefully open office spaces for a priority group of WAPHA’s people who meet 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)

In addition to these criteria, there is a short term option for parents or carers who need to work from their WAPHA office over the July school holidays (Monday 6 July to Friday 17 July). This is only available to parents and carers who are genuinely unable to take other options, such as utilising appropriate leave options, or who cannot make other arrangements with their Manager that can continue to support remote working.


This priority group will be based 100% in their WAPHA office. This means that staff nominating to be in considered in the priority group will not be able to mix their time between remote working and being based in their WAPHA office. Work is being progressed to consider what flexible options will work for WAPHA into the future but flexible options to mix remote and office working are not available at the current time.

What Managers need to do:

  1. Make sure your team members are all aware of the eligibility criteria and opportunity to be considered in the priority group to transition back to working from their WAPHA office.

  2. Encourage any individual team members that you know have been finding it difficult to nominate for consideration.

  3. Between Friday 12 June and 5pm Friday 19 June, arrange a 30min meeting in Teams with any staff member who indicates they meet the criteria and wants to apply.

  4. Open the survey below for the questions to ask your staff member. 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 Tracey Snowden. Tracey, as a member of the Plan Ahead Team, will present these to the Executive Team for their approval on Monday 22 June.


A completed interview form must be submitted through this page by 5pm Friday 19 June.

No late application can be accepted as this will impact the ability to meet the timelines ahead of the July school holidays.

Based on the best evidence currently available, working remotely continues to be the safest option. However, we know that working remotely is not easy for everyone. In response to requests from staff and Managers, we are taking action to carefully open office spaces for a priority group of WAPHA’s people who meet 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)

In addition to these criteria, there is a short term option for parents or carers who need to work from their WAPHA office over the July school holidays (Monday 6 July to Friday 17 July). This is only available to parents and carers who are genuinely unable to take other options, such as utilising appropriate leave options, or who cannot make other arrangements with their Manager that can continue to support remote working.


This priority group will be based 100% in their WAPHA office. This means that staff nominating to be in considered in the priority group will not be able to mix their time between remote working and being based in their WAPHA office. Work is being progressed to consider what flexible options will work for WAPHA into the future but flexible options to mix remote and office working are not available at the current time.

What Managers need to do:

  1. Make sure your team members are all aware of the eligibility criteria and opportunity to be considered in the priority group to transition back to working from their WAPHA office.

  2. Encourage any individual team members that you know have been finding it difficult to nominate for consideration.

  3. Between Friday 12 June and 5pm Friday 19 June, arrange a 30min meeting in Teams with any staff member who indicates they meet the criteria and wants to apply.

  4. Open the survey below for the questions to ask your staff member. 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 Tracey Snowden. Tracey, as a member of the Plan Ahead Team, will present these to the Executive Team for their approval on Monday 22 June.


A completed interview form must be submitted through this page by 5pm Friday 19 June.

No late application can be accepted as this will impact the ability to meet the timelines ahead of the July school holidays.