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The HIV Champions  present to staff.....  Trócaire’s HIV Workplace Policy
Why do we have a workplace policy for HIV? <ul><li>HIV has had a devastating affect on global development </li></ul><ul><l...
What does the Workplace Policy hope to achieve? <ul><li>Reduce our exposure to becoming infected with HIV </li></ul><ul><l...
Who does the policy apply to? <ul><li>All  Trócaire staff,  irrespective of location   </li></ul><ul><li>Dependant(s)  can...
Key Principles of the policy <ul><li>1. Non-discrimination in recruitment and employment </li></ul><ul><li>2. Confidential...
Key Provisions of the Policy <ul><li>Education and Training </li></ul><ul><li>Provision of a safe and secure working envir...
Key provisions of the policy (continued) <ul><li>3. Provision of medical and non medical support </li></ul><ul><li>Trócair...
Discussion........ <ul><li>What type of HIV training best suits you in your office? </li></ul><ul><li>Has everyone been tr...
So how does the policy work? <ul><li>Trocaire  ....as the employer has responsibilities to </li></ul><ul><li>Be clear abou...
Making sure it happens..... <ul><li>Managers have overall responsibility for implementation </li></ul><ul><li>HIV POs, foc...
Tracking implementation of the policy <ul><li>Each year we will review our progress against the commitments of our policy....
Discussion...... <ul><li>Which manager is responsible in your office? </li></ul><ul><li>Who inducts new staff? </li></ul><...
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Trocaire's HIV workplace policy induction

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Trocaire's HIV workplace policy induction

  1. 1. The HIV Champions present to staff..... Trócaire’s HIV Workplace Policy
  2. 2. Why do we have a workplace policy for HIV? <ul><li>HIV has had a devastating affect on global development </li></ul><ul><li>HIV impacts on Trócaire, both as an organisation and across our programmes </li></ul><ul><li>This policy acknowledges the reality of HIV for all of us </li></ul><ul><li>Through this policy we can all contribute to reducing the impact of HIV on our staff and consequently on the work we do </li></ul><ul><li>Finally, through this policy we affirm our solidarity with colleagues who are affected by HIV </li></ul>
  3. 3. What does the Workplace Policy hope to achieve? <ul><li>Reduce our exposure to becoming infected with HIV </li></ul><ul><li>Promote our personal and collective responsibility in responding to HIV </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a supportive environment for colleagues who are living with and affected by HIV </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a defined treatment and care programme for colleagues who need it (where this is available locally and is otherwise unaffordable) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who does the policy apply to? <ul><li>All Trócaire staff, irrespective of location </li></ul><ul><li>Dependant(s) can also benefit . This includes a legally recognised partner and up to 3 dependant children up to age of 18. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Key Principles of the policy <ul><li>1. Non-discrimination in recruitment and employment </li></ul><ul><li>2. Confidentiality </li></ul><ul><li>3. Disclosure </li></ul>
  6. 6. Key Provisions of the Policy <ul><li>Education and Training </li></ul><ul><li>Provision of a safe and secure working environment </li></ul>
  7. 7. Key provisions of the policy (continued) <ul><li>3. Provision of medical and non medical support </li></ul><ul><li>Trócaire will pay for medical support where this is not available under public health or medical insurance schemes </li></ul><ul><li>Information will be provided on where to obtain testing and treatment services </li></ul>
  8. 8. Discussion........ <ul><li>What type of HIV training best suits you in your office? </li></ul><ul><li>Has everyone been trained on PEP? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the system for accessing treatment completely confidential ? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the system clear to everyone ? </li></ul>
  9. 9. So how does the policy work? <ul><li>Trocaire ....as the employer has responsibilities to </li></ul><ul><li>Be clear about what the organisation will do in the workplace with respect to HIV </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a supportive environment for staff living with HIV and promote a culture that openly addresses HIV and AIDS </li></ul><ul><li>Work within the legal framework of each country </li></ul><ul><li>Our responsibilities as staff include: </li></ul><ul><li>Familiarising ourselves with the policy </li></ul><ul><li>Availing of information, education and testing opportunities when they are offered </li></ul><ul><li>Acting responsibly and minimising risks </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting colleagues affected by HIV in any way we can </li></ul>
  10. 10. Making sure it happens..... <ul><li>Managers have overall responsibility for implementation </li></ul><ul><li>HIV POs, focal points and HR play a role in supporting managers </li></ul><ul><li>In every office it should be clear .... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Which manager is responsible? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who will organise induction? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who will organise education & training? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To whom staff go to if they want to draw down any provisions of the policy </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Tracking implementation of the policy <ul><li>Each year we will review our progress against the commitments of our policy. We will look at things like: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have new staff been properly introduced to the HIV workplace policy? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have all staff received some training on HIV during the year? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does the office know where PEP can be accessed at short notice? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The review will also invite you to share with others across the organisation anything that has worked well for you in implementing the workplace policy. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Discussion...... <ul><li>Which manager is responsible in your office? </li></ul><ul><li>Who inducts new staff? </li></ul><ul><li>Who organises education and training? </li></ul><ul><li>What do staff do if they want to draw down provisions of the policy? </li></ul><ul><li>Who do they approach? </li></ul><ul><li>If you have any further questions please contact Noreen Gumbo - ngumbo@trocaire.ie </li></ul>

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