Agenda Item 1.4
The following action item status updates were recorded:
Action Item 60
An all staff email was sent advising staff about DVA’s Diversity Work and
the DVA Diversity Champions. Item to be closed.
Action Item 61
An update was provided at Agenda Item 3.2. Item to remain in progress.
Action Item 62
The Conduct Policy has been updated to reflect the Enterprise Agreement
dates. Item to be closed.
Action Item 63
The Diversity Champion, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Champion
and Indigenous Champion roles have been appointed. Item to be closed.
Action Item 64
The Talent Management Pilot Update was presented at the February 2018
meeting of the Executive Management Board. Item to be closed.
Agenda Item 2
Out of Session
There have been nil out-of-session matters since the last meeting. Agenda Item 3
Agenda Item 3.1
Ms Pope updated members on the Veteran Centric Reform (VCR) Program, discussing key
deliverables currently in progress and continued engagement with internal and external
stakeholders as part of the Program showcases.
Members noted the confluence of initiatives being implemented across the department in May and
June and acknowledged the resulting workload and demands on staff across the department.
Members also noted the emerging skills pressures particularly project management. Members
agreed there is a need for consistent messaging to staff recognising the challenges.
As part of the Student and Income Support work stream, the IT solution for Education Scheme
claims, is expected to be implemented on 31 May 2018. Ms Pope highlighted that this substantial
piece of work was being closely monitored by the Transformation Program Board.
Members noted the Transformation Program update. Agenda Item 3.2
Digital Transformation and Agile Capability
Ms Pope advised that the Digital Transformation Agency Digital Transformation training is being
piloted with DVA staff, with most sessions fully booked. DVA is also seeking one or more
providers of Agile training to build organisational capability, with a team established to evaluate
providers’ responses. Ms Pope stated that after this evaluation was complete the People
Committee will be asked to consider inclusion of the training, as part of DVA’s National Training
Program noting that the type of skills in the training are a core skillset supported by the Australian
Public Service Commission.
Members noted the Digital Transformation and Agile Capability update.
Agenda Item 4
Graduate and Entry Level Programs
Agenda Item 4.1
Ms s 47E(d) advised members that the 2018 Graduates are currently undertaking their first
placement, finishing on 18 May 2018. Applications are now open for the 2019 graduate intake.
Members noted the update of the graduate program.
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