AR 2014-15: 7. Our People

7.1 Our workforce

Comparative workforce data (i) (ii)

Table 1: Full-time equivalents (FTE) and contractor staffing trends from 2010 to 2015
Jun-15  Jun-14  Jun-13  Jun-12  Jun-11  Jun-10
466.12 (FTE)*  531.92 (FTE)*  553.42  (FTE)*  585.69 (FTE)*  494.51 (FTE)*  348.2 (FTE)*
22 contractors**  9 (contractors)**  15 (contractors)**  81 (contractors)**  251 (contractors)**  175 (contractors)**
   * This number excludes contractors
** This number includes contractors and temporary staff employed by employment agencies 
Table 2: Summary of employment levels in June 2014 and June 2015
  Ongoing employees Fixed-term & casual
Year
Total (headcount)
Full time (headcount)
Part time (headcount)
FTE
FTE
Jun-15 447 431 16 442.12 24
Jun-14 449 435 14 444.89 87.03

   

Table 3: Details of employment levels in June 2014 and June 2015
  June 2015 June 2014
Data distribution Ongoing Fixed term & casual Ongoing Fixed term & casual
 
Number (headcount)
FTE
FTE
Number (headcount)
FTE
FTE
Gender            
Female 98.0 93.32 5.00 104.00 99.89 16.03
Male 349.0 348.80 19.00 345.00 345.00 71.00
Total 447.0 442.12 24.00 449.0 444.89 87.03
             
Age            
Under 25 15.00 15.00 1.00 4.00 4.00 9.80
25-34 98.00 97.00 7.00 89.00 88.60 34.00
35-44 179.00 176.37 4.00 172.00 169.74 23.63
45-54 101.00 100.80 7.00 116.00 114.85 13.00
55-64 51.00 49.95 5.00 65.00 64.70 5.60
Over 64 3.00 3.00 0.00 3.00 3.00 1.00
Total 447.00 442.12 24.00 449.00 444.89 87.03
             
Classification            
Executive 4.00 4.00 0.00 4.00 4.00 0.00
STS 20.00 19.40 0.00 23.00 22.80 2.00
Grade 6 128.00 127.60 8.00 136.00 136.00 16.00
Grade 5 133.00 132.80 1.00 144.00 143.60 12.00
Grade 4 67.00 66.70 2.00 80.00 79.50 5.00
Grade 3 93.00 89.62 12.00 60.00 57.39 48.63
Grade 2 2.00 2.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 2.80
Grade 1 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Legal Officer 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.60 0.60
Casual 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 447.00 442.12 24.00 449.00 444.89 87.03
      
 Notes:
(i) All figures reflect employment levels (active employees) during the last full pay period of June 2015.
(ii) Excluded are employees on leave without pay, including secondment, for the whole of the last pay period in June 2015 (0); external contractors/consultants (0); any temporary staff employed through employment agencies (22); and Directors of the Board (4) as defined in the Public Administration Act 2004.


 7.2 Employment and conduct principles

Organisational and staff development
In the past year, CenITex conducted management and employee development programs, with a focus on building capability during a period of transition. Programs were designed to develop change management and communication skills, career planning skills and improve managers’ ability to provide  constructive feedback to staff.

CenITex also offered work experience opportunities for secondary school students and a number of university internships.

Employee relations
CenITex is committed to providing a workplace that encourages open and honest working relationships at all levels in the organisation.

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 new staff on commencement with the organisation and staff notified of changes to the code of conduct through the year, and the latest bulletin of changes being issued in June 2015.

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

  • Grievance Handling Policy 
  • Human Rights policy
  • Appropriate Workplace Behaviour Policy and annual online learning tool
  • 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 provide staff with details on the behavioural standards required of CenITex and public service employees
  • staff induction training.

CenITex’s Diversity Policy is currently under review and the revised Policy will be implemented in 2015-16. 


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 2014-15
Incidents Number of incidents 15
  Rate per 100 FTE 3.2
     
Claims Number of standard claims (i) (ii) 4
  Rate per 100 FTE   0.85
  Number and incidence of lost-time claims (i)  1
  Rate per 100 FTE   0.21
  Number and incidence of claims exceeding 13 weeks (i) 1
  Rate per 100 FTE   0.21
     
Fatalities Fatality claims  
     
Claim costs Average cost per standard claim (i) (ii) $258,251.07
  Estimate of outstanding claim costs (i) $188,438.00
     
Return to work (RTW) Percentage of claims with RTW Plan <30 days   0%
     
Management commitment Evidence of policy statement and objectives    Policy statement on Intranet
  Regular reporting to senior management   Monthly OHS report submitted to Executive Leadership Team
     
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 Number of internal audits/inspections completed   5
  Percentage of issues identified, actioned arising from:  
 
  • hazard reports  
100%
 
  • internal inspections    
0%
 
  • HSR provisional improvement notices  
0%
 
  • WorkSafe notices  
0%
     
Training Number of managers and staff that have received OHS training:   
 
  • induction/annual  
340
 
  • management training  
2
     
  Percentage of HSRs training (not a legislative requirement):    
 
  • acceptance of role (iv)
Of 3 HSRs who commenced in role, 1 completed a 5 day H&S course in FY 2014/15
 
  • refresher training  
Number of eligible HSRs who undertook refresher training: Nil

      

Notes:
(i) Source – CGU Insurance
(ii) Includes three claims where liability was denied by the CenITex insurer
(iii) Increase from 2013-14 due to significant loss claim
(iv) All HSRs offered training upon commencement of role