Inducting your New Staff

As a Supervisor at the College of Business and Economics, you play a vital role in welcoming a new staff and helping them in making a successful transition by providing the necessary information and support. Please ensure that you make the time, or arrange for another member of your team, to introduce the new staff member to all staff in your area, and all key staff in the College Administration areas.

The ANU induction guide, “Inducting Your New Staff – A Guide For Supervisors”, gives you a structured and supportive method to introduce your new staff member to their role, work area, the College and the University. Included in the comprehensive guide is an induction checklist, providing you with a thorough list of steps to take to induct your new staff member.  You can submit the completed list to CBE HR or the School Manager. 

Information for Managers & Supervisors

Central HR have an information page for managers & supervisors which includes matters relating to:

  • Recruitment & appointments
  • HR Systems
  • Pay & benefits
  • Performance & Career development
  • Health & wellbeing

Performance Development Review (PDR) agreements and Probation dates

There are two important development milestones following an employee's commencement at CBE:

  1. The establishment of a Performance Development Review (PDR) for professional staff, or for academic staff; and
  2. Their probation date.

Further information concerning career development can be found here.

Advice should be provided to CBE HR before the probation expiry date that you:

  • Do not recommend confirmation of the appointment (please contact the HR Manager or Deputy HR manager to discuss), or
  • Recommend confirmation of the appointment on the basis of satisfactory performance.

Further information regarding probation procedure can be found here.


If you are purchasing goods or services or approving purchases of goods of services it is mandatory that you take the time to read the following information at the links provided and be familiar with the processes involved. Particularly with regard to paragraphs 7 and 8 of the ANU Procedure regarding procurement:

7. Procurement Threshold requirements – Minor Procurement (less than $5,000 in value)

g. Only one oral or written quotation is required (note oral quotations may entail a higher degree of risk than written quotations, depending on the nature of the goods/services being purchased); and
h. Purchasing officers are expected to use their knowledge of the available market to secure value for money.

8. Procurement Threshold requirements – Medium scale Procurement (up to $50,000 in value)

i. A minimum of two written quotations are required;
j. Quotations must be attached to accounts payable documentation, and sighted by the Delegate prior to authorisation of expenditure; and
k. Purchasing officers are expected to use their knowledge of the available market to secure value for money.

ANU Policy: Procurement
ANU Policy: Procurement probity
ANU Procedure: Procurement
ANU Procurement Handbook  - A Guide to purchasing goods and services at the University

If you have any questions concerning the procurement process please contact either the CBE Finance Office or the ANU Procurement & Contracts Office.