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2.6 Occupancy

Occupancy, in terms of the OAMF, refers to the period during which an agency uses and controls office accommodation and the processes and procedures related to utilising that accommodation over time. The occupancy process incorporates the phases of:

  • initial occupation
  • post-occupancy review
  • review of service delivery disaster recovery plan
  • satisfaction survey response (for the Department of Housing and Public Works)
  • management of churn (broadly considered as staff workplace moves)
  • increasing or reducing tenancy space
  • vacation of the tenancy at the end of the occupancy period in accordance with occupancy agreement or lease conditions.

Office fitout assets funded by OGAO or provided by the head lessor will remain under the control of QGAO. The Occupant is not required to recognise these assets. Alterations organised and paid for by the Occupant will be recognised and accounted for by the Occupant. The reference Funding and ownership of office fitout (PDF, 372KB) is included with Guideline 4: Occupancy, and provides advice to agencies in this regard.

The formal procedures involved in acquiring additional office space, relinquishing office space and vacating office space are described in Guideline 2: Space.

The Department of Housing and Public Works has produced a practice note to assist agencies to achieve best practice in the management of office chum. This practice note Management of office churn and management of change (PDF, 110KB) is included with Guideline 3: Fitout as a supporting document.

Occupancy processes and procedures are described in detail in Guideline 4: Occupancy.​​

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