Appendix F - Staffing statistics and remuneration

Staff profile

Table 78: Staff by substantive classification and location
Classification1 ACT NSW QLD SA NT TAS VIC WA Total
SES Band 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
SES Band 2 30 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 35
SES Band 1 92 8 12 6 1 1 4 1 125
Executive Level 2 564 92 93 33 5 19 72 15 893
Executive Level 1 1,295 303 347 160 22 68 282 83 2,560
APS 6 1,230 1,134 982 456 59 245 842 243 5,191
APS 5 634 757 725 352 94 162 472 165 3,361
APS 4 601 4,824 3,114 1,261 201 1,045 3,445 1,084 15,575
APS 3 203 2,286 1,613 614 179 384 2,052 795 8,126
APS 2 4 63 34 17 2 63 44 18 245
APS 1 75 33 26 15 0 5 23 15 192
Other-trainees, graduates, cadets 99 41 71 26 16 6 14 10 283
Total 4,835 9,541 7,019 2,942 579 1,998 7,251 2,429 36,594

1. Includes intermittent/irregular staff.

Table 79: Staff by substantive classification and employment status
Classification Ongoing Non-ongoing1 Total
SES Band 3 7 1 8
SES Band 2 31 4 35
SES Band 1 123 2 125
Executive Level 2 887 6 893
Executive Level 1 2,549 11 2,560
APS6 5,173 18 5,191
APS5 3,321 40 3,361
APS4 14,793 782 15,575
APS3 4,109 4,017 8,126
APS2 198 47 245
APS1 149 43 192
Other-trainees, graduates, cadets 283 0 283
Total 31,623 4,971 36,594

1. Includes intermittent/irregular staff.

Table 80: Staff by substantive classification and employment type
Classification Full-time Part-time1 Total
SES Band 3 8 0 8
SES Band 2 33 2 35
SES Band 1 124 1 125
Executive Level 2 823 70 893
Executive Level 1 2,216 344 2,560
APS6 3,791 1,400 5,191
APS5 2,740 621 3,361
APS4 10,148 5,427 15,575
APS3 3,842 4,284 8,126
APS2 151 94 245
APS1 114 78 192
Other-trainees, graduates, cadets 260 23 283
Total 24,250 12,344 36,594

1. Includes intermittent/irregular staff.

Table 81: Staff by substantive classification and gender
Classification1 Female Male Non-binary Total
SES Band 3 2 6 0 8
SES Band 2 14 21 0 35
SES Band 1 60 65 0 125
Executive Level 2 453 440 0 893
Executive Level 1 1,446 1,114 0 2,560
APS6 3,463 1,728 0 5,191
APS5 2,235 1,126 0 3,361
APS4 11,855 3,720 0 15,575
APS3 6,184 1,942 0 8,126
APS2 170 75 0 245
APS1 116 76 0 192
Other-trainees, graduates, cadets 187 96 0 283
Total 26,185 10,409 0 36,594

1. Includes intermittent/irregular staff.

Table 82: Staff by substantive classification, gender and self-identified as having disability
Classification1 Female Male Non-binary Total
SES Band 3 0 0 0 0
SES Band 2 0 0 0 0
SES Band 1 2 4 0 6
Executive Level 2 23 18 0 41
Executive Level 1 57 52 0 109
APS6 169 101 0 270
APS5 139 76 0 215
APS4 643 240 0 883
APS3 122 62 0 184
APS2 18 21 0 39
APS1 15 9 0 24
Other - trainees, graduates, cadets 8 6 0 14
Total 1,196 589 0 1,785

1. Includes intermittent/irregular staff.

Table 83: Staff by substantive classification, gender and self-identified being from a CALD1 background
Classification2 Female Male Non-binary Total
SES Band 3 0 1 0 1
SES Band 2 3 4 0 7
SES Band 1 15 9 0 24
Executive Level 2 126 131 0 257
Executive Level 1 405 392 0 797
APS6 892 538 0 1,430
APS5 565 343 0 908
APS4 2,783 962 0 3,745
APS3 1,131 337 0 1,468
APS2 27 19 0 46
APS1 27 15 0 42
Other - trainees, graduates, cadets 14 12 0 26
Total 5,988 2,763 0 8,751

1. Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background are those employees that have self-identified as being from a diverse background.

2. Includes intermittent/irregular staff.

Table 84: Staff by substantive classification who identify as Indigenous
Classification 2014-15 2015-16
Ongoing Non-ongoing Ongoing Non-ongoing1
SES Band 3 0 0 0 0
SES Band 2 0 0 0 0
SES Band 1 2 0 3 0
Executive Level 2 10 0 13 0
Executive Level 1 39 0 44 0
APS6 114 0 114 0
APS5 182 1 177 1
APS4 661 2 687 20
APS3 329 53 300 66
APS2 6 1 2 1
APS1 2 0 2 0
Other - trainees, graduates, cadets 5 0 125 0
Total 1,350 57 1,467 88

1. Includes intermittent/irregular staff.

Non-senior Executive Service remuneration

At 30 June 2016, 36,418 non-SES staff were covered by the Department of Human Services Agreement 2011-2014.

Table 85: Salary ranges for staff covered by the Department of Human Services Agreement 2011-14
Classification Salary range1
$
Executive Level 2 111,677 - 132,809
Executive Level 1 96,504 - 106,935
APS 6 77,154 - 89,217
APS 5 69,699 - 75,208
APS 4 62,493 - 69,239
APS 3 56,069 - 62,492
APS 2 50,580 - 54,588
APS 1 45,263 - 48,533
Deputy General Counsel - Executive Level 2 (Legal Job Stream) 141,039
Senior Rehabilitation Consultant - APS 6 (Professional Job Stream) 94,017
Rehabilitation Consultant 2+ - APS 6 (Professional Job Stream) 89,512
APS Trainee (School-based pathway) Year 11 18,105
APS Trainee (School-based pathway) Year 12 22,632
APS Trainee (Apprentice) 50,580
APS Trainee (ICT Apprentice) 45,263 - 51,970
Cadet APS 25,800 - 51,970
Graduate APS 56,069 - 62,493

1. The salary ranges in this table cover base salary rates only and do not include reportable fringe benefits, allowances and salary sacrifice arrangements.

At 30 June 2016, 8 Medical Officers were covered by the Department of Human Services Medical Officers Agreement 2013-2014.

Table 86: Salary ranges for staff covered by the Department of Human Services Medical Officers Agreement 2013-2014
Classification Salary range1
$
Medical Officer Class 4 163,518 - 174,248
Medical Officer Class 3 150,468 - 157,238
Medical Officer Class 2 118,817 - 141,283

1. The salary ranges in this table cover base salary rates only and do not include reportable fringe benefits, allowances and salary sacrifice arrangements.

Performance pay

There were no performance payments made in 2015-16.

Non-salary benefits

The department's Department of Human Services Agreement 2011-2014 provides for a range of allowances for employees that meet eligibility criteria. For example, social workers can seek reimbursement for professional association membership fees where this is associated with the performance of their duties.

Employees can access a range of salary sacrifice benefits including additional superannuation and leased motor vehicles. Other non-salary benefits can include, for example, a health insurance discount and a public transport loan scheme. Employees also have access to business tools, such as mobile phone and mobile computing devices, where there is a business requirement.

SES employees have car parking at their local office and a vehicle allowance or motor vehicle (for business and private purposes).

Senior Executive Service remuneration

The Secretary establishes salary ranges for SES employees having regard to:

  • the Australian Government Workplace Bargaining Policy 2015
  • the annual APS SES remuneration survey
  • performance of the department
  • value for money
Table 87: Salary range for SES classifications
Classification Salary range1
$
SES Band 3 291,000 - 345,000
SES Band 2 205,000 - 252,000
SES Band 1 153,000 - 199,000

1. The salary ranges in the table cover base salary rates only. This does not include motor vehicle, reportable fringe benefits or other allowances. These salary ranges are indicative as the Secretary may approve salary rates outside these bands.

Salaries for individual SES employees are reviewed annually by the Secretary, following completion of the annual performance cycle. As well as individual performance, other factors taken into account include organisational performance, relevant remuneration data, and the size and complexity of the role.

The following industrial instruments have been used to provide conditions of service for the department's staff.

Table 88: Employment arrangements
Arrangement SES Non-SES
Section 24(1) of the Public Service Act 1999 168 0
Individual flexibility agreements 0 61
Common law contract 1 0

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