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Creating Our Future Together - extending the consultation period
It's been a productive two and a half weeks since we first started talking with you about the proposed changes to our service delivery and support model - we've had some great conversations and received valuable feedback.
We've also been able to answer a significant number of questions which have cropped up along the way.
On Monday we ran our first of two online Q&A sessions, where all members have the opportunity to have their queries about the proposed changes answered by the Executive Leadership Team.
Topics ranged from changes to our payment systems to the location of regional headquarters under the new model, the role and qualifications of Assistant Chief Officers, and how the changes will assist brigades and volunteers.
You can view Monday's session and sign up for our second session (next Monday 5 August, 7-8pm) here.
One of the things we're consistently hearing from volunteers and career members alike is that you'd like more time to understand the changes, to talk about what's planned, and to send through formal feedback for consideration before our Executive Leadership Team finalises the model.
We want to make sure you all have the opportunity to do this so we have extended the consultation period until 5pm Friday 30 August.
This gives us an additional three weeks to speak with as many of you as possible and gives you more time to submit your feedback on the proposals, particularly:
- How best to progress the move from eight to five regions.
- The move towards a Training and Development statewide administration and scheduling support service model.
- The best way to make the revised service delivery model (including the transfer of responsibility for support services from F&EM to the relevant support directorates) work.
- We continue to seek your thoughts on the overall statewide service support model (Finance, People and Culture, and Asset Maintenance).
Send your comments by selecting the ‘Provide feedback' button on the ‘Creating Our Future Together - Next Steps' page on Brigades Online and the CFA intranet.
Although this initial round of consultation will wrap up at the end of August, the conversation has only just begun - we will continue talking with you about our next steps.
When we have a finalised service delivery and support model (which we still plan to have in early to mid-September), we will be drawing on your experience and ideas more than ever on how to successfully implement this new model.