Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 07 Hansard (Monday, 15 August 2022) . . Page.. 2573 ..
(3) Is there a human resources department within Major Projects Canberra; if so, how many staff are in the Human resources team and what is their classification (headcount and full-time equivalent (FTE)).
(4) How many staff are employed to work in Major Projects Canberra, including a breakdown of job title and classification (headcount and FTE).
(5) Are there any other managers/executives/senior bureaucrats who investigate staff complaints; if so, what is their classification and job title.
(6) How many complaints have been made about workplace misconduct, bullying or harassment to (a) the Chief Minister’s Office and (b) human resources for Major Projects Canberra since the agency started.
(7) How many of the complaints, referred to in part (6), resulted in an investigation and how many of those investigations resulted in findings of misconduct.
(8) Is there an appeal system if a complaint is deemed to have no findings of misconduct; if so, how many appeals have been lodged by staffing members of Major Projects Canberra since the agency started.
(9) What is the annual turnover rate for staff in Major Projects Canberra since the agency opened.
(10) Have there been any internal or external reviews into the internal operation of Major Projects Canberra; if so, (a) what is the name each review, (b) who conducted the review, (c) what was the purpose of the review, (d) what was the cost of the review and (e) what were the findings of the review.
Mr Barr: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) Major Projects Canberra (MPC) staff are able to make a complaint using the MPC Form - Respect, Equity and Diversity or can report work bullying or harassment through their supervisor or manager, Executives or via the MPC Human Resources (HR) team. MPC applies the “Resolving Workplace Issues – Work Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination Policy” and notes that staff may also contact Worksafe ACT, the Fair Work Commission, Fair Work Ombudsman or the ACT Human Rights Commission. This information is listed on the MPC SharePoint page for staff to access and have open access to contact the HR team if they have any questions or concerns.
MPC also have five (5) Respect Equity and Diversity (RED) Contact Officers. Their names and contact details are listed the MPC SharePoint site for all staff to access.
(2) MPC is required to disclose the number of investigations referred to the Senior Executive Responsible for Business Integrity and Risk (SERBIR) in its Annual Report.
The total number of misconduct processes commenced and completed across government is reported in the ACT Government’s State of Service Report. The State of the Service Report also reports on the total number of contacts made to the various mechanisms available to employees to report bullying and harassment within the ACTPS (e.g. via RiskMan). These figures not broken down by directorate.
The Integrity Commission is required to report annually on their investigations.