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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 24 June 2010) . . Page.. 2499 ..


(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.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) 89 staff are currently receiving higher duties allowance (HDA) under my portfolio as Attorney General in the Department of Justice and Community Safety as at 17 March 2010.

(2) The levels of staff receiving this allowance are stated out in the table below:

Class

JACS

Administrative Services Officer Class 3

7

Administrative Services Officer Class 4

11

Administrative Services Officer Class 5

6

Administrative Services Officer Class 6

10

Chief Executive

4

Custodial Officer Grade 2

4

Custodial Officer Grade 3

2

Custodial Officer Grade 4

1

Legal 1

2

Legal 2

4

Para Legal Grade 1

1

Professional Officer Class 2

1

Prosecutor Grade 2

3

Prosecutor Grade 3

1

Senior Officer Grade A

5

Senior Officer Grade B

10

Senior Officer Grade C

16

Trust Officer L2

1

Total

89

(3) The total value of HDA that has been paid to staff in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10 to date, as reported by Shared Services, is set out in the table below:


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