Thursday, 10 May 2018
1:00pm – 3:00pm (AEST)
ACT LEVEL 6 ROLFE BOARDROOM
Agenda Item 8.
Workforce, Recruitment and Redeployment
Agenda Item 8.1
RRP Update - Sensitive
Mr Harrigan provided members with an update on the latest report and advised that the April EMB
considered strategies from business areas to manage within 2018-19 FTE targets and endorsed oversight
Members noted the statistics from the RRP meetings and out-of-session approvals. Agenda Item 8.2
Shared Services Update - Corporate
Mr Harrigan advised that the Payroll Transition Project was going well with a range of issues under
management particularly in areas of migration of long services leave balance and prior service data. The
reasons causing the balance inconsistencies include differences in DVA and DHS HR system calculations,
the mechanism of recording of prior service history in PeopleSoft and largely manual processes for the
current calculation of LSL entitlements. The Project is confident that the implementation date of
31 May 2018, subject to sign-off on the ICT build, testing, data migration and business readiness.
A change support plan is being actioned which focusses on clarifying the post transition operating model
and supporting DVA staff and managers through the changes. Training is planned in all States and
Territories during May. A cutover plan has been developed which indicates key dates including freeze
periods for updates to the organisational structure and HR data.
Mr Harrigan also advised that DVA has recently entered into a new partnership with Jones Lang LaSalle
Australia (JLL), under a Whole of Government shared services arrangement, to provide facility and leasing
management services and support to all DVA sites across Australia. JLL, DVA Property and the National CSC
will be introducing a range of changes behind the scenes to streamline property management and reduce
the time taken to resolve problems with our workplace facilities.
Members noted recommendations 1-5. Agenda Item 9.
Agenda Item 9.1
Workers Compensation Indicative Premium 2018-19
Mr Winzenberg advised members that Comcare’s premium for 2018/19 FY is 1.9 percent of our projected
salary. The indicative cost is $3.55m, which is a $942,793 reduction on the previous financial year. This was
due to the reduction in the number of Workers’ Compensation claims lodged. The prevention strategy of
encouraging managers and employees to report symptoms of injury/illness as soon as possible and the
ongoing close management of all cases was a factor in the reduction of claims.
Members noted the indicative Workers Compensation Indicative Premium rate, prevention strategy and
ongoing management of cases.
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