AR 2015-16 Our People

Comparative workforce data (i) (ii)

Table 1: Full-time equivalents (FTE) and contractor staffing trends from 2011 to 2016

Jun-16 Jun-15 Jun-14 Jun-13 Jun-12 Jun-11
468.15 FTE* 466.12 FTE* 531.92 FTE* 553.42 FTE* 585.69 FTE* 494.51 FTE*
60 contractors** 22 contractors** 9 contractors** 15 contractors** 81 contractors** 251 contractors**

* This excludes contractors 
** This includes contractors and temporary staff employed by employment agencies 

Table 2: Summary of employment levels in June 2015 and June 2016 

 
Ongoing employees
Fixed term & casual
Year
Total
(Headcount)
Full time (Headcount)
Part time (Headcount)
FTE
FTE
Jun-16
454
435
19
449.15
19
Jun-15
447
431
16
442.12
24

 Table 3: Details of employment levels in June 2016 and June 2015 

 
June 2016
June 2015
Data distribution
Ongoing
Fixed term & casual
Ongoing
Fixed term & casual
 
Number (Headcount)
FTE
FTE
Number (Headcount)
FTE
FTE
Gender            
Female
95.0
90.75
5.00
98.0
93.32
5.00
Male
359.00
358.40
14.00
349.00
348.80
19.00
Total
454.00
449.15
19.00
447.00
442.12
24.00
Age            
Under 25
10.00
10.00
0.00
15.00
15.00
1.00
25-34
92.00
91.20
4.00
98.00
97.00
7.00
35-44
169.00
167.27
3.00
179.00
176.37
4.00
45-54
118.00
116.58
7.00
101.00
100.80
7.00
55-64
59.00
58.30
5.00
51.00
49.95
5.00
Over 64
6.00
5.80
0.00
3.00
3.00
0.00
Total
454.00
449.15
19.00
447.00
442.12
24.00
Classification            
Executive
0.00
0.00
5.00
4.00
4.00
0.00
STS
22.00
21.40
0.00
20.00
19.40
0.00
Grade 6
126.00
125.13
7.00
128.00
127.60
8.00
Grade 5
143.00
142.40
2.00
133.00
132.80
1.00
Grade 4
68.00
67.70
2.00
67.00
66.70
2.00
Grade 3
93.00
90.52
3.00
93.00
89.62
12.00
Grade 2
2.00
2.00
0.00
2.00
2.00
1.00
Grade 1
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Legal Officer
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Casual
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Total
454.00
449.15
19.00
447.00
442.12
24.00

Notes:
(i) All figures reflect employment levels (active employees) during the last full pay period of June 2016. 
(ii) Excluded are employees on leave without pay, including secondment, for the whole of the last pay period in June 2016 (0); external contractors/consultants (0); any temporary staff employed through employment agencies (60); and Directors of the Board (9) 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. Programs were designed to develop communication and customer service skills, build on career planning capabilities and enhance managers’ ability to engage in effective conversations with employees. 

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. Human Resources provides support and guidance to managers and staff to ensure compliance with employment legislation.

Workplace Enterprise Agreement
All non-executive employees are employed under the Victorian Public Service (VPS) Enterprise Agreement 2016 effective 18 May 2016. This Agreement superseded the VPS Workplace Determination 2012.

Code of conduct
CenITex applies the VPS Code of Conduct that encompasses standards and behaviours for all employees. The Code of Conduct is issued to all new employees and changes to the Code are notified immediately to employees. 

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

  • Conflict of Interest Policy
  • Recruitment Policy
  • Grievance Policy and Process
  • Human Rights Policy
  • Appropriate Workplace Behaviour Policy and online learning tool
  • Employee Assistance Program (provides staff with professional, confidential counselling on work-related or personal problems)
  • VPS code of conduct (provides staff with details on the behavioural standards required of CenITex employees)
  • Induction training
  • Managing Diversity Policy.

7.3 Occupational Health and Safety

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

Measure KPI   2015-16
Incidents Number of incidents   28
  Rate per 100 FTE   5.98
Claims Number of standard claims (i) (ii)   3
  Rate per 100 FTE   0.64
  Number and incidence of lost-time claims (i)   2
  Rate per 100 FTE   0.43
  Number and incidence of claims exceeding 13 weeks (i)   1
  Rate per 100 FTE   0.21
Fatalities Fatality claims   0
Claim costs Average cost per standard claim (i)   $77,434.96
  Estimate of outstanding claim costs (i)   $158,658.00
Return to work Percentage of claims with RTW Plan <30 days   33.33%
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   4
  Percentage of issues identified, actioned arising from:    
 
  • hazard reports
  12%
 
  • internal inspections
  88%
 
  • HSR provisional improvement notices
  0%
 
  • WorkSafe notices
  0%
Training (v) Number of managers and staff that have received OHS training (iv):    
 
  • induction/annual
  380
 
  • management training
  0 (iii)
       
  Percentage of HSRs training (not a legislative requirement):    
 
  • acceptance of role
  Of 4 HSRs who commenced in role, 0 completed an optional 5 day OH&S course in FY 2015/16
 
  • refresher training
  Number of eligible HSRs who undertook refresher training: 2

Notes:
(i) Source – CGU Insurance (ii) Includes one claim where liability was denied by CenITex's insurer (iii) All Nominated Management Representatives have previously received training (iv) All HSRs offered training upon commencement (v) All Health and Safety committee members completed a 2-hour Health and Safety Committee training session