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Management of human resources


At 30 June 2019, the office had 32 ongoing APS employees located in the Australian Capital Territory (not including the Inspector-General). Four APS employees worked part-time. No APS employee was employed on a non-ongoing basis.

No employees identified as Indigenous.

The profile of the organisation is summarised in the following two graphs:

Figure 3.1: Organisational Profile as at 30 June 2019 (employment level and status)Column chart depicting the number of staff by employment level and gender

Figure 3.2: Gender Balance as at 30 June 2019 (by employment level and status)Column chart depicting the number of staff by employment level and employment status (full-time or part-time)

Since 6 February 2017, all non-SES staff have been employed under the IGIS Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019. Three SES staff members are presently employed in accordance with individual determinations under section 24(1) of the Public Service Act 1999. During 2018-19 one non-APS staff member was employed on a non-ongoing basis in accordance with a written agreement under section 32(3) of the IGIS Act.

The salary range available to APS employees in the office throughout the reporting period is provided at Annexure 5.1.

The only notable non-salary benefit for IGIS 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 Vetting clearance, as well as other restrictions placed on employees as a result of reviewing the activities of the intelligence agencies. The annual allowance was $1,148 until 7 February 2019 when the allowance increased to $1,159 in line with IGIS Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019 annual remuneration increases.


Objective 6 of the IGIS Corporate Plan 2018-19 relates to managing and developing staff in the office to achieve IGIS outcomes. An assessment of effectiveness is contained in the Annual Performance Statement.


The office does not have a performance pay scheme.


Management of the office’s assets is governed by the office’s internal instructions on asset management and aligns with government best practice. The office maintains an asset register and a capital management plan. An annual stocktake is performed and frequent revaluation exercises are undertaken to maintain the accuracy of the information in the asset register and reported in the financial statements. The office’s fixed assets include office fit outs, purchased software and leasehold improvements.