31. Recovery of overpayments

31.1.  Where a staff member has been provided with payment and/or monetary entitlements to which the staff member was not entitled (including salary, leave, travel payment and/or other amount payable under this Agreement), this represents an overpayment which the University will recover from the staff member at the earliest opportunity.

31.2.  The University will inform the staff member as soon as practicable of any overpayment providing written details of the overpayment, the proposed recovery arrangements and options available for repayment.

31.3.  Where possible a staff member should settle the amount in the next pay, in full, however, by reason of hardship or the scale of the overpayment, the University will consider a repayment schedule to assist the staff member.

31.4.  Where the staff member seeks to review the amount of the overpayment, or the proposed recovery arrangements, discussions should occur between the Human Resources Division and the staff member. Staff are able to involve a union or staff representative of their choice in these discussions.

31.5.  Where a staff member is leaving the University, the University may deduct the amount in full from the staff member’s termination payments.

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