Training and development
The Commission invests in a number of initiatives to give our employees the skills and experience to deliver Commission services.
Each year, areas for training and development are identified that will support the Commission in meeting its legislative requirements and to enhance our ability to deliver services.
Learning opportunities for staff included e-learning modules, support for formal study, short courses, attendance at conferences, and coaching and mentoring.
Recruitment and separations
During 2020–21, 47 new employees (ongoing or non-ongoing) commenced, and 49 employees (ongoing or non-ongoing) departed the Commission.
Conditions of employment
Collective and individual agreements
All employees, except Senior Executive Service (SES) employees, are covered by the Fair Work Commission Enterprise Agreement 2017–2020. A Remuneration Determination was signed effective from 1 October 2020 which extended the operation of the Enterprise agreement for a further 3 years.
At 30 June 2021, the Commission had three SES Band 1 positions. Employment conditions for SES employees are set out in individual determinations made by the General Manager under s.24(1) of the Public Service Act. The determinations are comprehensive documents covering each SES employee’s terms and conditions, with many conditions aligned with those in the enterprise agreement.
The Commission provides flexible working arrangements to help employees balance work and other responsibilities, including:
- Flextime – The majority of employees have access to flextime arrangements, allowing them to ‘bank’ time worked in excess of standard full-time, or agreed part time, hours (banked time can subsequently be taken as leave).
- Part-time work – At 30 June 2021, 47 employees worked part-time.
- Home-based work – All ongoing and non-ongoing employees are able to request a home-based work agreement.
- Purchased leave – In 2020–21, 10 employees purchased additional leave.
- Job sharing – In 2020–21, six employees participated in job sharing arrangements.
Non-salary benefits are available to employees through the agreement, individual arrangements and other initiatives. They include:
- time off instead of payment for overtime worked for the majority of employees
- where available through the local metropolitan public transport authority, access to annual train, tram and bus tickets – the Commission pays the up-front cost of a ticket and the employee repays the cost over 12 months
- healthy lifestyle initiatives such as partial reimbursement of the cost of spectacles, annual influenza vaccinations and an employee assistance program.
The Commission does not provide performance pay.