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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 27 October 2011) . . Page.. 5237 ..


(1) As at pay period end date 28 September 2011, the pay grades for ACT Correctional Officers and number of officers employed at each grade are provided in the table below:

Classification

FTE

Correctional Officer Class 1

123.24

Correctional Officer Class 2

27

Correctional Officer Class 3

7

Correctional Officer Class 4

3

TOTAL

160.24

(2) The average per officer staffing oncost for 2011-12 is in line with the ACT Treasury costing model and Corrective Services’ worker’s compensation premium rate is:

Employee Oncosts

2011-12

Superannuation – ACT Govt Contribution

9% - 19.7%

Superannuation - EPSC

3%

Long Service Leave and Leave Loading

4%

Workers compensation

9.44%

Administrative Oncost

$17,403

The employee oncosts outlined above include ACT Government Superannuation contribution (encompassing CSS, PSS, PSSAP, or fund of choice), employer productivity superannuation contribution, long service leave, leave loading, workers compensation and administrative oncosts. The latter includes desktop ICT costs, accommodation, insurance, training, fleet, other admin costs, payroll processing, and other corporate support costs. Depending on the functions and operation requirements of an additional position, other specific position related costs may also be required.

(3) The total standard issue equipment cost of each Corrections Officer is approximately $300. This does not include equipment that may be issued on an ad-hoc basis.

(4) While the staffing profile is constantly under review, there is currently no forecast increase to numbers of ACT Correctional Officers for 2012-13, 2013-14 or 2014-15.

(5) The total cost to train a person to become a Corrections Officer, based on a recruit course of 20 trainees including uniform costs, is approximately $10,335.

(6) The table below sets out the number of correctional officers in the ACT by locations in 2010-11, noting that officers at the Periodic Detention Centre may also work in the Court Transport Unit.

Location

Classification

FTE

AMC

Correctional Officer 1

99.18

AMC

Correctional Officer 2

22

AMC

Correctional Officer 3

5

AMC

Correctional Officer 4

3

THERAPEUTIC PROGRAM

Correctional Officer 2

1

PERIODIC DETENTION CENTR

Correctional Officer 1

5.79

PERIODIC DETENTION CENTR

Correctional Officer 2

1

COURT TRANSPORT UNIT

Correctional Officer 1

18.13


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