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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 24 June 2010) . . Page.. 2494 ..


(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.

(9) How many agency hire firms or contractors are currently contracted to each agency and/or the department and what are the terms of their contract.

(10) Will any contracts with agency hire firms need to be broken to enforce the ACT Government’s policy to freeze recruitment of non-essential 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

(1) 146 staff are currently receiving HDA in DHCS

(2)

Count of ID Number

Class

Total

ASO3

3

ASO4

11

ASO5

19

ASO6

32

DSO2

25

DSO3

8

HPO3

3

HPO4

4

LG2

1

SOA

5

SOB

11

SOC

24

Grand Total

146


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