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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 6 Hansard (24 June) . . Page.. 2559..


(13) How (a) many staff have been recruited and (b) much has been spent on recruitment, in 2009-10 to date.

(14) In relation to staff who leave, (a) how many staff have left in 2009-10 to date, (b) what were the reasons for leaving, (c) are exit interviews conducted; if so, what has been learned and changed as a result and (d) what was the average termination pay.

(15) What is the average amount, per employee, of recreation, personal and long service leave in both time and cost currently owed to staff.

Ms Burch: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

The member should note that the response covers the entire Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services, (QON 925 also refers).

1) The average staff oncosts were $18,663 for 2008-09 and for the period 01 July 2009 to December 2009 was $9,309.

2) Oncosts include provisions for annual leave, long service leave and workers compensation as well as superannuation.

3) The marginal oncost varies depending on the classification of the employee as well as which superannuation scheme the employee enters the Department on, as well as the level of worker'scompensation required. The range is from 14.2% for an employee of fund of choice super with low worker's compensation to 35.2% for an employee under CSS super with a higher worker's compensation requirement.

4) (a) Tertiary qualifications required for Health Professional Officers ie Social Work, Psychology, Social Welfare, Social Science, Physiotherapy Occupational therapy Psychologists, Speech Therapist etc.

(b) This information is not collected individually, therefore is not available.

5) This information is available in the Department's Annual Report each year.

6) This information is not collected individually, therefore is not available.

7) I am not prepared to authorise the use of considerable resources that would be involved in providing the detailed information required to answer the Members question.

8) I am not prepared to authorise the use of considerable resources that would be involved in providing the detailed information required to answer the Members question.

9) I am not prepared to authorise the use of considerable resources that would be involved in providing the detailed information required to answer the Member's question.

10) 3.

11) Graduates salary rates are paid in accordance with the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services Collective Agreement 2007-2010.

12) On average the Department has employed 4 Graduates each year since 2001.


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