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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 04 Hansard (Thursday, 12 April 2018) . . Page.. 1437 ..


(1) Can the Minister provide for each quarter of the financial years (a) 2016-17 and (b) 2017-18 to date, the (i) total headcount of the Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate (TCCSD) and (ii) number of staff who accessed the employee assistance scheme.

(2) What was the total cost of the employee assistance scheme for each of the financial years listed in part (1).

(3) What was the average number of (a) personal leave days taken (based on full-time equivalent work days) and (b) the personal leave absence percentage rate for staff of the TCCSD for the (i) 2016-17 and (ii) 2017-18 to date financial years

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

1. The total headcount for each quarter of the 2016-17 and 2017-18 financial years is as follow

a) 2016-17 Financial Year

Quarterly Period

Headcount

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Usage

July – September 2016

1,784

22

October – December 2016

1,811

17

January – March 2017

1,822

24

March – June 2017

1,882

24

b) 2017-18 Financial Year

Quarterly Period

Headcount

EAP Usage

July 2017 – September 2017

1,868

22

October 2017 – December 2017

1,911

10

2. Total cost of EAP services by quarter by financial year

Financial Year

Expenditure

July 2016 – June 2017

$18,233.50

July 2017 to 28 February 2018

$12,409.70

3. (a) The average number of personal leave days taken (based on full time equivalent work days) is;

Financial Year

Average days

2016 -17

14.2

2017 - 18

9.3*

*This figure is to date. Extrapolated to 30 June 2018 the figure is 14.0.

(b) The personal leave absence percentage rate for TCCS staff is;

Financial Year

Percentage

2016-17

5.7%

2017-18

5.8%



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