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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 6 Hansard (24 June) . . Page.. 2546..


(13) How often does each body meet and what is the average length of meetings.

(14) Does each body ever meet outside Canberra; if so, (a) why, (b) how often and (c) at what cost.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

The response for Arts is included in QON 864 asked of the Chief Minister.

The response for Heritage is included in QON 954 asked of the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services.

Public service-flex leave

(Question No 743)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for the Arts and Heritage, upon notice, on 24 March 2010:

In relation to each agency within the Minister's portfolio, including the Cultural Facilities Corporation, for (a) 2007-08,(b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10 to date, (i) how much paid overtime, average hours per employee, was worked by staff, (ii) what was the average cost per employee, (iii) what was the total cost, (iv) how much unpaid overtime, average hours per employee, was worked by staff and if this data is not available, can the Minister provide an estimate, (v) how much flex leave was taken by staff, (vi) what is the maximum amount of flex leave that staff can accumulate, (vii) what practices are in place to mitigate flex time exceedences, (viii) how much flex leave has been lost by staff who exceed their maximum allowable levels and (ix) how much flex leave was lost by staff who left the service before taking that leave.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(i) 2007-08 - None

2008-09 - 8.5 hours

2009-10 to 31/3/2010 - 13.11 hours

The Cultural Facilities Corporation's payroll system only reports overtime worked in dollar terms - no report is available for overtime hours worked.

(ii) 2007-08 - $1,931

2008-09 - $757

2009-10 to 31/3/2010 - $914

(iii) 2007-08 - $131,312

2008-09 - $92,805

2009-10 to 31/3/2010 - $89,682

(iv) There is no provision for "unpaid overtime"in the ACT Public Service.

(v) Flextime provides a framework for an employee's pattern of attendance at work to be varied according to the needs of the employee and the requirements of the work unit while maintaining an average of the employee's normal hours per week. Individuals and managers are responsible for recording hours worked. Flextime balances are not centrally captured and recorded.


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