Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 17 August 2017) . . Page.. 3001 ..
Inclusion Statement 2016-2019. Within this statement there are four key focus areas to drive JACS executive and staff to achieve better outcomes against our diversity targets and to also ensure that our workforce mirrors the community we serve. A copy of this Inclusion Statement can be found at Attachment A.
(3) To support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff to progress in public service careers, JACS:
a) engages coaches for two senior Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees
b) provides opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees across the Directorate to perform higher duties
c) supports participation in the ACT Public Service Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Career Development Program
d) Allocates places for participation in events to increase networks.
i. Menslink Business Breakfast;
ii. International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference;
iii. Diploma of Project Management qualification program; and
iv. Indigenous Women’s Leadership Symposium in August 2017.
e) Encourages participation in the current Work in the Assembly Program
f) Encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees to participate in the Murranga Murranga1 Employee Network. The Network provides ACTPS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees an opportunity to contribute, through the Network, to embed the ACT Government commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment.
(4) JACS Retention rate of Indigenous employees was provided by Shared Services. Retention rate is defined as “The percentage of permanent employees present at the beginning of the period still with the organisation at the end of the period.”
The formula used is [Headcount (Ongoing)(Start of period) + External recruits (Ongoing) – Terminations (Ongoing)] / [Headcount (Ongoing)(Start of period) + External recruits (Ongoing)]*100.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander retention rate for JACS for 2016-17 (up to end May 2017) is 94.9 per cent.
(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office).
1 Murranga means: Hand in Ngunnawal Language.
Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate—Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment
(Question No 309)
Mr Milligan asked the Minister for Planning and Land Management, upon notice, on 9 June 2017: