Bell tolls for CSIRO Libraries - Cathy Foley named NSW Woman of the Year - Under Pre$$ure - plus more news from CSIRO Staff Association 
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Libraries set to close   

Management have confirmed that more jobs from Library Services are set to be cut and libraries in New South Wales and Victoria targeted for closure by the end of the calendar year, as CSIRO relocates physical collections to Canberra and embraces the increased use of online resources. Full report here

CSIRO under pre$$ure   

The results are in from our Financial Pressure survey and it's not a pretty picture. The responses reveal the corrosive effect of financial pressure on CSIRO, with more than three quarters of participants saying their work had been affected by budget cuts and falling funding. Find out more here.

New group to tackle red tape 

Management has finally responded to sustained criticism from CSIRO employees and the Staff Association over stifling administrative processes, by creating the new Enterprise Business Applications Reference Group (EBARG) - to improve internal systems and tools such as SAP and Effort Logging. More here

And the winner is.. Cathy Foley

Dr Cathy Foley – physicist, CSIRO Chief and union member – has won the NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year award.The awards celebrate the 'outstanding contributions and achievements of women in NSW by showcasing inspirational stories of sacrifice, commitment and extraordinary achievement.’ More here.

Section Council meets at AAHL

Geelong’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory was the venue for the first installment of CSIRO Staff Association biennial council meeting for 2013. Councillors and officials met over three days to debate a wide range of issues facing CSIRO workers in the year ahead. To read a report and view photos, click here 

New Minister, same agenda 

We may have a new Science Minister, but the campaign to protect scientific integrity in the Federal Public Sector continues. The Hon. Chris Bowen MP is the new Minister in charge of the science portfolio. CPSU has written to Minister Bowen, renewing our call for a Science Integrity Charter. Read the letter to the Minister here.  
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