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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 1 July 2010) . . Page.. 3272 ..


(6) What is the average salary for employees with specialist skills required to undertake their roles and responsibilities.

(7) What training must employees undertake on a regular basis to maintain their specialist skills and what is the cost of this training.

(8) What specialist equipment is required for officers to undertake their work.

(9) For each piece of equipment referred to in part (8), (a) how many are required, (b) what is the capital cost of each, (c) what is the running cost and (d) over what period is each piece of equipment depreciated.

(10) How many graduates are currently employed in each agency.

(11) What is the average cost of employing graduates for each agency.

(12) How many graduates, on average, have been employed each year since 2001.

(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.

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

In relation to costs an personnel of the Emergency Services Agency within the department, I refer to Member to my answer to question 927.

(1)-(3) The department uses the Department of Treasury Salary and Admin On-Cost Model (October 2008) to determine salary on-costs estimates for each generic classification based on an average salary cost for each classification, and a standard figure for administrative on-costs.

The salary on-costs include estimates for Superannuation; Employer Productivity Superannuation Contribution; Long Service Leave Provision; Annual Leave Loading; Workers’ Compensation Premium, and other issues as necessary on a case-by-case basis. The salary on-cost total is 16.41% of the average salary.

The administrative on-cost model is based on average estimates for IT and communications related costs; accommodation; insurance; training; fleet; other administrative items including OH&S expenses, office machines and equipment, stationery and postage; and a corporate component covering payroll and human resources costs per FTE across Government. The total standard figure for administrative on-costs (in the October 2008 Guideline) was $15,790 per person.

The Salary and Administration On-Cost Model is updated annually to assist with budget preparation.


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