AR 2013-14 Our People

7.1 Our Workforce

Comparative workforce data (i)(ii)

Table 1: Full-time equivalents (FTE) and contractor staffing trends from 2009 to 2014

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
531.92 (FTE)* 553.42 (FTE)* 585.69 (FTE)* 494.51 (FTE)* 348.2 (FTE)* 157.8 (FTE)*
9 (contractors) 15 (contractors) 81 (contractors) (iii) 251 (contractors) 175 (contractors) 181 (contractors)

* This profile excludes contractors 

Table 2: Summary of employment levels in June 2013 and 2014 

 
Ongoing employees (iv)
Fixed term & casual
 
Number(Headcount)
(iv)
Full time (Headcount)
Part time (Headcount)
FTE
FTE
June 2014
449
435
14
444.89
87.03
June 2013
465
451
14
460.67
92.75

Table 3: Details of employment levels in June 2013 and 2014

 
June 2014
June 2013
 
Ongoing
Fixed term & casual
Ongoing
Fixed term & casual
 
Number (Headcount)
FTE
FTE
Number (Headcount)
FTE
FTE
Gender            
Female
104
99.89
16.03
106
101.67
15.55
Male
345
345
71
359
359
77.20
Total
449
444.89
87.03
465
460.67
92.75
Age            
Under 25
4
4
9.80
7
7
9.60
25-34
89.00
88.60
34
114
113.40
43.12
35-44
172
169.74
23.63
177
174.94
20.43
45-54
116
114.85
13
114
112.63
11.60
55-64
65
64.70
5.60
50
49.70
8
Over 64
3
3
1
3
3
0
Total
449
444.89
87.03
465
460.67
92.75
Classification            
Executive
4
4
0
5
5
0
STS
23
22.80
2
24
23.80
2.60
Grade 6
136
136
16
143
142.20
17.80
Grade 5
144
143.60
12
149
148.80
15
Grade 4
80
79.50
5
85.00
84.90
7
Grade 3
60
57.39
48.63
58
54.97
49.75
Grade 2
1
1
2.80
1
1
0
Grade 1
0
0
0
0
0
0.60
Legal Officer
1
0.60
0.60
0
0
0
Casual
0
0
0
0
0
0
Total
449
444.89
87.03
465
460.67
92.75

Notes:
(i) All figures reflect employment levels (active employees) during the last full pay period of June 2014. 
(ii) Excluded are employees on leave without pay, including secondment, for the whole of the last pay period in June 2014 (3); external contractors/consultants (9); any temporary staff employed through employment agencies; and Directors of the Board (4) as defined in the Public Administration Act 2004.

7.2 Employment and Conduct Principles

Organisational and staff development
During the year CenITex rolled out management and leadership development programs, continuing the focus on improving management skill and providing programs to build behavioural skills in line with our values. 

CenITex also offered work experience opportunities for secondary school students.

Employee relations
CenITex is committed to providing a workplace that encourages open and honest working relationships at all levels in the organisation. CenITex has a dedicated employee relations team that provides support and advice to employees and their managers in resolving workplace issues.

Workplace determination
All non-executive employees are employed under the Victorian Public Service (VPS) Workplace Determination 2012.

Code of conduct
CenITex adheres to the VPS code of conduct, which applies to all employees and contractors. The code of conduct is issued to all employees on commencement with CenITex and is reissued to all employees and contractors in August each year.

Merit and equity
CenITex maintains the following programs and policies to ensure that our workplace remains free from discrimination:

  • Bullying and Harassment Policy;
  • Grievance Handling Policy;
  • Inappropriate Behaviour Policy, Managing Diversity;
  • Employee Assistance Program (provides staff with professional and confidential counselling on work-related or personal problems that affect their work);
  • a set of values underpinned by the VPS code of conduct to help staff understand the behavioural standards required of CenITex and the public service; and
  • staff induction training.

7.3 Occupational Health and Safety

CenITex is committed to occupational health and safety (OH&S) and aims to ensure that all staff remains safe and healthy at work.
 

Measure KPI (Key Performance Indicator) 2013-14
Incidents Number of incidents 10
  Rate per 100 FTE 1.8
Claims Number of standard claims (i) 3
  Rate per 100 FTE 0.56
  Number and incidence of lost-time claims (i) 1
  Rate per 100 FTE 0.18
  Number and incidence of claims exceeding 13 weeks (per 100 FTE) (i) 0
  Rate per 100 FTE 0
Fatalities Fatality claims 0
Claim costs Average cost per standard claim (i) (ii) $10,471.74
  Estimate of outstanding claim costs (i) (ii) $28,162
Return to work (RTW) Percentage of claims with RTW Plan <30 days No claims required a RTW plan < 30 days
Management commitment Evidence of policy statement and objectives Policy statement on Intranet
Regular reporting to senior management Monthly OHS report submitted to senior management
  Presence of signed OH&S plans; and Not developed
  Evidence of OH&S criteria in purchasing guidelines Not developed
Consultation and participation Evidence of agreed structure of designated workgroups (DWGs), health and safety representatives (HSRs) and issue resolution procedures (IRPs) Yes
Compliance with agreed structure on DWGs, HSRs and issue resolution procedures Yes
Risk management Percentage of internal audits/inspections conducted 55%
  Percentage of issues identified, actioned arising from:  
 
  • hazard reports
67%
 
  • internal inspections (iii)
33%
 
  • HSR provisional improvement notices
0%
 
  • WorkSafe notices
0%
Training Number of managers and staff that have received OHS training:  
 
  • induction/annual
409
 
  • management training
21
  Percentage of HSRs training (not a legislative requirement):  
 
  • acceptance of role
All HSRs offered training upon commencement in role;
62% completed initial training.
 
  • refresher training
One of three eligible HSRs undertook non-compulsory refresher training

Notes:
(i) Source – CGU Insurance
(ii) Includes two claims where liability was denied by the CenITex insurer.