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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 03 Hansard (Thursday, 22 March 2018) . . Page.. 1092 ..


(2) Did any agency or authority fail to provide regular information to work safety committees on the number of reports regarding workplace bullying during (a) 2016-17 and (b) 2017-18 to date; if so, can the Chief Minister provide the name of the agency or authority and any reasons given for the failure to provide information.

(3) Were any common factors identified in the informal or formal complaints received by the CMTEDD during (a) 2016-17 and (b) 2017-18 to date; if so, can the Chief Minister provide what factors were identified, and what strategies have been implemented to specifically address each factor.

(4) Can the Chief Minister provide the retention and separation rates for the CMTEDD during (a) 2016-17 and (b) 2017-18 to date, including transfers to other agencies or authorities in the ACT Public Service.

(5) Can the Chief Minister provide the total (a) number and (b) value of payments made to CMTEDD employees for end of employment related reasons, including termination, redundancy, or any other reason.

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

(1) Refer to table below:

COMPLAINTS

2016/17

2017/18

YTD

informal complaints or issues raised regarding workplace bullying

24

8

formal complaints submitted regarding workplace bullying

8

8

informal complaints which resulted in a formal intervention

1

0

formal complaints which resulted in a formal intervention

8

8

informal complaints which have not been resolved

0

0

formal complaints which have not been resolved

0

2

(2) CMTEDD provides regular de-identified accident/incident reports, including reports of bullying and harassment received through Riskman, to the Directorate Work Health Safety Committee.

(3) Of the informal reports of bullying and harassment in 2016/17, 17 of the 24 reports were from Parking Inspectors regarding members of the public harassing and/or intimidating them. Seven of the eight reports in 2017/18 have also been of the same nature.

CMTEDD is undertaking a review of occupational violence that occurs for Parking Operations employees. This includes consultation with workers in the development of an occupational violence risk register aimed at identifying and mitigating potential levels of risk that parking operations employees face. Parking Inspectors are currently provided with training in personal communication which includes de-escalation techniques.

(4)

RETENTION AND SEPARATION

2016-17

2017-18 to date

Retention rate

91.31%

92.16%

Separation rate

8.69%

7.84%

Number of transfers to other agencies*

61

55

*This figure is not included in the separation rate.


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