Management of Human Resources
At 30 June 2016 the office had 14 ongoing APS employees (not including the Inspector-General), compared to 15 at 30 June 2015, located in the Australian Capital Territory. Three employees worked part-time.
No employees identified as Indigenous.
The profile of the organisation is summarised in the following two figures:
At 1 July 2015, all non-SES staff were employed under the OIGIS Enterprise Agreement 2011–2014. One SES staff member was employed under a section 24(1) determination.
Negotiations for the approval of a new OIGIS Enterprise Agreement are ongoing.
The salary range available to APS employees in the office throughout 2015–16 is provided at Annex B.
The only notable non-salary benefit for our non-SES staff is a taxable annual allowance in recognition of the requirement to undergo regular and intrusive security clearance processes necessary to maintain a Positive Vet clearance, as well as other restrictions placed on employees as a result of reviewing the activities of the intelligence agencies. The annual allowance was $1093 per annum as at 30 June 2016.
Training and staff development
We continued the internal training programme introduced in early 2012, although not with the same frequency. The programme of short training sessions ensures that staff develop and maintain specialised knowledge and skills, and supplements on the job training.
Staff were also provided with regular opportunities throughout 2015–16 to attend other training courses and seminars relevant to their roles. A studies assistance scheme is available to reimburse employees for approved courses of study.
We do not have a performance pay scheme.