Overpayments

What is an overpayment and how does it occur?

Overpayments can involve overpayment of salary or allowances or over utilisation of leave.  They can arise through human error, processing delays or misinterpretation of your award or agreement provisions and when they do, the employer has an obligation under the Financial Management Act 2006 to account for public monies and recover overpayments made to you.

Examples of overpayments:

  • Leave taken in excess of entitlement;
  • Salary paid in error, eg when employee taking leave without pay;
  • Periods of leave without pay;
  • Incorrect or duplicate payments of allowances;
  • Overtime processed in error;
  • Higher duties allowance paid when it has ceased;
  • Change to higher duties allowance, eg employee acting in a different position at a lower level than previously;
  • Backpay related to promotion or reclassification calculated incorrectly;
  • Higher duties allowance paid whilst taking purchased leave.

Get More Answers

This is just a sample of all our FAQs - there is a lot more information that only members can access.

Log in to see more.

Not a member? Join here.

Unless otherwise stated, this information currently applies only to members covered by the Public Service and Government Officers General Agreement 2014.
The information contained in these FAQs is intended as general information only and does not constitute legal advice.  You may wish to seek advice from UnionLink on (08) 9323 3800 or help@cpsucsa.org about your particular circumstances. 
GET IN TOUCHDemoCONTACT US
    • Location

      Level 5, 445 Hay Street
      Perth WA 6000

      PO BOX X2252
      Perth WA 6847

      Follow us

         
    • Contact us

      help@cpsucsa.org

      UnionLink: 9323 3888
      Regional: 1300 733 800
      Reception: 9323 3800

  •  

CPSU/CSA