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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 5 Hansard (6 May) . . Page.. 1986..


between dates of offer and commencement is not recorded. (Source: Shared Services report 1 July to 31 December 2009).


According to Shared Services reporting (July to December 2009), the average time frame for CIT recruitment processes from advertising to employee starting is 41.7 days.

(7) The information is not collected separately and therefore is not available.

(8) DET has spent $162 769 on recruitment for the financial year 2009-10 to date. Costs include advertising, scribing services and executive recruitment.


In 2009 the CIT spent $49 905 on recruitment advertising and $7 000 with a recruitment agency for one director's position.

(9) DET does not enter into long term contracts with agency hire firms or contracts for assistance with recruitment processes. Firms are engaged on an ad hoc basis to provide a specific service - for example scribing for a particular position or executive recruitment for a specific vacancy.


CIT has no exclusive contract with any agency hire firms, however CIT has utilised two specialist recruitment companies to fill two temporary positions pending the finalisation of recruitment processes.

(10) No.

Public service—staffing

(Question No 662)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation, upon notice, on 18 March 2010:

(1) How many staff are currently receiving higher duties allowance (HDA) in the Minister's department and each agency in their portfolio.

(2) At which levels are staff receiving this allowance.

(3) What is the total value of HDA that has been paid to staff in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10 to date.

(4) How long, on average, has each staff member currently on HDA been receiving HDA.

(5) How many of the positions that are filled by staff members on HDA have been advertised and are waiting for recruitment processes to be completed.

(6) How long, on average, is each recruitment process in the agency or department, from date of first advertisement to the employee commencing in the position.

(7) What is the average cost of each recruitment process.

(8) How much is spent on advertising and the engagement of agency hire firms and contractors to assist with recruitment on each recruitment process.


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