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Performance and rewards

ARPANSA’s approach to performance and reward is to create a culture of ongoing feedback to support continuous development. This enables the agency to perform even more effectively in the future, focus on those activities most critical to realising ARPANSA’s strategic objectives, and provide recognition of achievements, innovative approaches and enterprise contributions.

Performance pay

There is no provision for the payment of performance pay in ARPANSA’s Enterprise Agreement or common law contracts.

Table 4: Australian Public Service Act employment performance pay by classification level current report period (2019–2020)

Number of employees receiving performance pay

Aggregated (sum total) of all payments made

Average of all payments made

Minimum Payment Made to employees

Maximum Payment made to employees

SES 3

0

0

0

0

0

SES 2

0

0

0

0

0

SES 1

0

0

0

0

0

EL 2

0

0

0

0

0

EL 1

0

0

0

0

0

APS 6

0

0

0

0

0

APS 5

0

0

0

0

0

APS 4

0

0

0

0

0

APS 3

0

0

0

0

0

APS 2

0

0

0

0

0

APS 1

0

0

0

0

0

Other

0

0

0

0

0

TOTAL

0

0

0

0

0

ARPANSA Award

The ARPANSA Award was first established in 2001 to recognise and celebrate significant contributions to the work of ARPANSA by an individual or team, across the following criteria:

  • outstanding service to internal or external stakeholders
  • an outstanding initiative that has been implemented
  • significant improvements to work procedures or operations systems
  • exceptional initiative/achievement involving cross-unit cooperation
  • outstanding contributions to enhancing the client experience
  • exemplar of the APS Code of Conduct and values, and upholds professionalism in all capacities when interacting with clients and stakeholders.

The 2019 ARPANSA Award was presented to the team that successfully negotiated a New Policy Proposal for the National Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Energy Program.

High achievement certificates were awarded to:

  • the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty team for their service to the CTBT program including assessment and onboarding of the Fiji and Kiribati radionuclide stations and construction and commissioning of a replacement radionuclide station in Darwin, Northern Territory
  • the Lead Monte Carlo Investigator for contributions to international dosimetry through Monte Carlo modelling and for co-authoring the new IAEA protocol
  • the Project Manager for ARPANSA’s oversight the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) Health Safety Review Implementation Plan.