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People management

During 2020–21 we continued our commitment to leading and developing our employees to meet organisational objectives.

Our diverse workforce brings to the organisation a valuable range of skills and expertise, helping to foster productive relationships within the health and community sector. Many employees are considered experts in their fields, bringing to their roles important local and national experience.

Our work involves collaboration with a broad range of stakeholders across the donation, transplantation and community sectors, who make a significant contribution to our work and achievements nationally.

We receive productivity benefits through our ongoing service level agreement with the Commonwealth Department of Health. This includes the delivery of payroll services, the support of our ICT desktop applications and a range of corporate support activities. We can also access the department’s various panel arrangements, including the provision of recruitment services and a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program. We are committed to promoting and supporting the Australian Public Service (APS) Values and Code of Conduct, as set out in the Public Service Act 1999 (the Public Service Act).

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and our successful transition to remote working arrangements in 2020 we have been able to continue to offer flexible remote working options for our employees. In 2021 we transitioned the support of our ICT desktop applications to the Department of Health. An immediate benefit of this transition is that all employees were issued with a laptop which has led to increased efficiencies when working remotely. As the COVID-19 pandemic is a dynamic and evolving situation, we are well placed to be able to quickly move to working from home on a regular basis should the need arise.

The results of the 2020 employee census demonstrate that we have a committed, engaged workforce whose values are aligned with the work that we do. We are particularly proud of the results and improvement in health and wellbeing and employee engagement. Our census results are posted on our website and available to download.

Employee profile

Terms and conditions of employment for Senior Executive Service (SES) employees are provided by individual determinations made under section 24(1) of the Public Service Act. All terms and conditions of employment for non-SES employees are provided in our Enterprise Agreement 2016– 2019, which took effect from 16 February 2016.

In January 2019 a determination was made under subsection 24(1) of the Public Service Act to provide employees with increases to their existing salary ranges and their allowances under the terms of the Enterprise Agreement.

At 30 June 2021 we employed 21.49 full-time equivalent staff. The tables below provide a breakdown of these figures by classification, gender, full-time and part-time status, ongoing and non-ongoing employment, salary ranges, location, and employment arrangements. In 2020–21 there were:

+ no employees who identified as being Indigenous

+ no performance payments.

We continue to foster a culture that supports employees achieving their potential and that values employee diversity. This is continually fostered through the Enterprise Agreement and internal policies.

Table 8 Information about remuneration for key management personnel

Short term benefits

Post-employment benefits

Other long-term benefits

Total remuneration ($)

Name

Position title

Base salary

Other benefits and allowances

Superannuation contributions

Long service leave

Lucinda Barry

Chief Executive Officer

292,565

45,816

6,585

344,966

Malcolm Washer

OTA Board Chair

77,372

7,350

84,722

Carol Pollock

OTA Board Deputy Chair

25,767

2,448

28,215

Stephen Lynch

OTA Board Member

25,767

2,448

28,215

Oren Klemich

OTA Board Member

25,767

2,448

28,215

Marisa Herson

OTA Board Member

25,767

2,448

28,215

Margaret Kruger

OTA Board Member

25,767

2,448

28,215

Table 9 Information about remuneration for senior executives

Short-term benefits

Post- employment benefits

Other long- term benefits

Total remuneration ($)

Total remuneration bands

Number of senior executives

Average base salary

Average other benefits and allowances

Average superannuation contributions

Average long service leave

Average termination benefits

Average total remuneration

$220,001 –

$245,000

1

175,450

31,287

32,205

3,692

242,634

$395,001 –

$420,000

1

174,874

21,223

35,158

4,510

175,276

411,041

Table 10 All ongoing and non-ongoing employees current report period (2020-21)

Male

Female

Indeterminate

Total

Full- time

Part- time

Total Male

Full- time

Part- time

Total Female

Full- time

Part- time

Total Indeterminate

ACT

5.00

0

5.00

13.45

2.04

15.49

0

0

0

20.49

NSW

1.00

0

1.00

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.00

Total

6.00

0

6.00

13.45

2.04

15.49

0

0

0

21.49

Table 11 All ongoing and non-ongoing employees previous report period (2019-20)

Male

Female

Indeterminate

Total

Full- time

Part- time

Total Male

Full- time

Part- time

Total Female

Full- time

Part- time

Total Indeterminate

ACT

5.00

0

5.00

14.00

2.18

16.18

0

0

0

21.18

NSW

1.00

0

1.00

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.00

Total

6.00

0

6.00

14.00

2.18

16.18

0

0

0

22.18

The format of this table has been amended since the publication of the 2019-20 Annual Report to enable a comparison to the updated format of 2020-21 data

Table 12 Australian Public Service Act ongoing employees current report period (2020–21)

Male

Female

Indeterminate

Total

Full- time

Part- time

Total Male

Full- time

Part- time

Total Female

Full- time

Part- time

Total Indeterminate

SES 1

1.00

0

1.00

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.00

EL 2

0

0

0

4.00

0

4.00

0

0

0

4.00

EL 1

3.00

0

3.00

4.00

2.04

6.04

0

0

0

9.04

APS 6

0

0

0

1.00

0

1.00

0

0

0

1.00

Total

4.00

0

4.00

9.00

2.04

11.04

0

0

0

15.04

Table 13 Australian Public Service Act ongoing employees previous report period (2019–20)

Male

Female

Indeterminate

Total

Full- time

Part- time

Total Male

Full- time

Part- time

Total Female

Full- time

Part- time

Total Indeterminate

SES 1

1.00

0

0

2.00

0

2.00

0

0

0

3.00

EL 2

0

0

0

5.00

0

5.00

0

0

0

5.00

EL 1

3.00

0

3.00

2.00

2.18

4.18

0

0

0

7.18

APS 6

1.00

0

1.00

1.00

0

1.00

0

0

0

2.00

Total

5.00

0

5.00

10

2.18

12.18

0

0

0

17.18

Table 14 Australian Public Service Act non ongoing employees current report period (2020–21)

Male

Female

Indeterminate

Total

Full- time

Part- time

Total Male

Full- time

Part- time

Total Female

Full- time

Part- time

Total Indeterminate

EL 2

0

0

0

1.00

0

1.00

0

0

0

1.00

EL 1

2.00

0

2.00

1.72

0

1.72

0

0

0

3.72

APS 6

0

0

0

0.73

0

0.73

0

0

0

0.73

Total

2.00

0

2.00

3.45

0

3.45

0

0

0

5.45

Table 15 Australian Public Service Act non-ongoing employees previous report period (2019–20)

Male

Female

Indeterminate

Total

Full- time

Part- time

Total Male

Full- time

Part- time

Total Female

Full- time

Part- time

Total Indeterminate

EL 1

1.00

0

1.00

3.00

0

3.00

0

0

0

4.00

Total

1.00

0

1.00

3.00

0

3.00

0

0

0

4.00

Table 16 Australian Public Service Act employees by full time and part time status current report period (2020–21)

Ongoing

Non-ongoing

Total

Full-time

Part-time

Total ongoing

Full-time

Part-time

Total non-ongoing

SES 1

1.00

0

1.00

0

0

0

1.00

EL 2

4.00

0

4.00

1.00

0

1.00

5.00

EL 1

7.00

2.04

9.04

3.72

0

3.72

12.76

APS 6

1.00

0

1.00

0.73

0

0.73

1.73

Total

13.00

2.04

15.04

5.45

0

5.45

20.49

Table 17 Australian Public Service Act employees by full time and part time status previous report period (2019–20)

Ongoing

Non-ongoing

Total

Full-time

Part-time

Total ongoing

Full-time

Part-time

Total non-ongoing

SES 1

3.00

0

3.00

0

0

0

3.00

EL 2

5.00

0

5.00

0

0

0

5.00

EL 1

5.00

2.18

7.18

4.00

0

4.00

11.18

APS 6

2.00

0

2.00

0

0

0

2.00

Total

15.00

2.18

17.18

4.00

0

4.00

21.18

Table 18 Australian Public Service Act employment type by location current report period (2020–21)

Ongoing

Non-ongoing

Total

NSW

1.00

0

1.00

ACT

13.31

6.18

19.49

Total

14.31

6.18

20.49

Table 19 Australian Public Service Act employment type by location previous report period (2019–20)

Ongoing

Non-ongoing

Total

NSW

1.00

0

1.00

ACT

16.18

4.00

20.18

Total

17.18

4.00

21.18

Table 20 Australian Public Service Act employment arrangements current report period (2020–21)

SES

Non-SES

Total

Enterprise Agreement

0

17.49

17.49

Enterprise Agreement and approved individual flexibility arrangements

0

3.00

3.00

Total

0

20.49

20.49

Table 21 Australian Public Service Act employment salary ranges by classification level (minimum/maximum) current report period (2020–21)

Minimum salary

Maximum salary

SES 1

$175,354

$216,487

EL 2

$124,755

$147,702

EL 1

$104,564

$119,257

APS 6

$85,089

$95,995

APS 5

$77,131

$81,410

APS 4

$70,915

$74,930

APS 3

$62,593

$69,378

APS 2

$54,163

$59,106

APS 1

$46,344

$52,046

Other

$147,643

$153,612

Minimum/Maximum range

$46,344

$216,487

Non-salary benefits

The Enterprise Agreement and other employment arrangements provide a range of non-salary benefits in addition to those consistent with national employment standards and the Fair Work Act 2009. The non-salary benefits available to staff include:

+ influenza vaccinations

+ time off for blood donations

+ access to an Employee Assistance Program

+ flexible working arrangements, including time off in lieu (where appropriate) and recognition of travel time

+ cultural or religious holidays substitution scheme

+ home-based working arrangements

+ support for personal and professional development

+ access to leave accruals at half pay

+ rotational car park access

+ reimbursement of costs associated with obtaining financial advice for staff undertaking voluntary retrenchment

+ reimbursement of costs associated with damage to clothing or personal effects if the damage is work-related.

+ organised social activities

Performance management

All employees participate in our Performance and Development Agreement cycle. This seeks to:

+ clarify individual employees' understanding of their work tasks, their responsibilities and the performance standards expected

+ provide feedback on performance and improve communication between supervisors and their employees

+ provide a basis for determining salary advancement

+ identify learning and development needs

+ identify and manage instances of under- performance.

Professional and personal development

We recognise the importance of ensuring that all employees continue to develop their skills. This is facilitated through on-the-job training, sourced in-house training programs, and external accredited training programs. Other development opportunities include stakeholder engagement, and attendance at conferences, seminars and learning institutions.

As part of our role in the health sector, employees across relevant areas the organisation are supported to attend a number of health conferences to promote organ donation awareness, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these opportunities have been limited in 2020–21.

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