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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 24 June 2010) . . Page.. 2502 ..


(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) 39 staff are currently receiving higher duties allowance (HDA) under my portfolio as Minister for Police and Emergency Services in the Department of Justice and Community Safety as at 17 March 2010.

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

Class

Total

Ambulance Manager 1

1

Ambulance Manager 2

2

Administrative Services Officer 5

5

Administrative Services Officer 6

1

Clinical Coordinator

3

Contract Executive

2

Fire Brigade 7

1

Fire Brigade 8

1

Senior Officer Grade A

1

Senior Officer Grade B

1

Senior Officer Grade C

1

Training and Development Officer (TDO)

11

Team Leader (TL)

9

Total

39

(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:

FY

Total Value of HDA

2007-08

$320,929.84

2008-09

$351,010.49

2009-10 to date (17 March 2010)

$350,286.61


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