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Appendix 2

Staffing overview

Table 13. Employees by classification, gender and location (excluding locally engaged employees overseas)

Female
Male
Total Staff
Total Staff
Classification*
Canberra
State Offices
Overseas
Canberra
State Offices
Overseas
30 June 2012
30 June 2011
APS Level 1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
APS Level 2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
13
APS Level 3
20
53
0
9
7
0
89
83
APS Level 4
38
9
10
16
2
16
91
142
APS Level 5
182
149
81
76
36
63
587
505
APS Level 6
102
2
20
65
7
17
213
212
Exec. Level 1
229
9
91
269
16
120
734
742
Exec. Level 2
95
5
36
103
7
74
320
294
Non SES Unattached**
73
0
0
46
0
0
119
167
SES Band 1
16
1
21
43
0
44
125
130
SES Band 2
6
0
3
16
1
18
44
42
SES Band 3
2
0
0
2
0
11
15
17
SES (Spec.) Band 1
0
0
0
3
0
0
3
1
SES (Spec.) Band 2
1
0
0
1
0
0
2
2
SES Unattached**
5
0
0
14
0
0
19
22
Director of Safeguards***
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
1
Secretary
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
1
Cadet
1
1
1
0
3
0
6
5
Graduate APS
46
0
0
56
0
1
103
91
Medical Officer Cl. 3
0
0
1
0
0
3
4
0
Medical Officer Cl. 4
0
0
1
1
0
1
3
8
Total
816
229
265
722
79
368
2479
2480

* Broadband classifications applicable to APS1–6, Executive Levels 1–2, Cadets and Graduates are identified in Table 21.

** Includes staff on leave without pay, long service leave, seconded to other agencies and staff covered by the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984.

*** Director of Safeguards, a statutory officer responsible to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, occupies the position of Director General of the Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office.

Note: Staffing Figures are based on headcount.

Table 14. Ongoing and non-ongoing employees (excluding locally engaged employees overseas), full-time and part-time

Ongoing employees
Non-ongoing employees
Total
Total
Full-Time
Part-Time
Full-Time
Part-Time
30 June 2012
30 June 2011
2241
155
70
13
2479
2480

Table 15. Employees by categories of employment

Category
Female
Male
Total
30 June 2012
Total
30 June 2011
Ongoing employees
1262
1134
2396
2392
Non-ongoing employees
48
35
83
88
Overseas employees (locally engaged employees)
866
834
1700
1644
Total
2176
2003
4179
4124

Table 16. Senior executive service by level and location

Category
Canberra
State Offices
Overseas
Total
30 June 2012
Total
30 June 2011
SES Band 1
59
1
26
86
97
SES Band 2
22
1
3
26
24
SES Band 3
4
0
0
4
5
SES Specialist Band 1
3
0
0
3
1
SES Specialist Band 2
2
0
0
2
2
Director of Safeguards*
1
0
0
1
1
Head of Mission Band 1
0
0
39
39
33
Head of Mission Band 2
0
0
18
18
18
Head of Mission Band 3
0
0
11
11
12
Secretary
1
0
0
1
1
SES Unattached**
19
0
0
19
22
Total
111
2
97
210
216

* Director of Safeguards, a statutory officer responsible to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, occupies the position of Director General of the Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office.

** Includes staff on leave without pay, long service leave, seconded to other agencies and staff covered by the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984.

Table 17. Senior executive service by gender

Category
Female
Male
Total
30 June 2012
Total
30 June 2011
SES Band 1
24
62
86
97
SES Band 2
6
20
26
24
SES Band 3
2
2
4
5
SES Specialist Band 1
0
3
3
1
SES Specialist Band 2
1
1
2
2
Director of Safeguards*
0
1
1
1
Head of Mission Band 1
14
25
39
33
Head of Mission Band 2
3
15
18
18
Head of Mission Band 3
0
11
11
12
Secretary
0
1
1
1
SES Unattached**
5
14
19
22
Total
55
155
210
216

* Director of Safeguards, a statutory officer responsible to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, occupies the position of Director General of the Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office.

** Includes staff on leave without pay, long service leave, seconded to other agencies and staff covered by the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984.

Table 18. Senior executive service: gains and losses during the year

Total
Commenced in the department *
6
Separated from the department
12

* Includes promotion of non-SES staff to the SES from within the department.

Note: Figures include non-ongoing SES officers recruited for short-term projects who commenced and/or separated during the year.

Table 19. Senior executive service: inter-agency mobility during the year

Band 1
Band 2
Band 3
Total
To the department
1
2
0
3
From the department
2
1
0
3

Table 20. Employees by location and gender

Australia-based Staff
Locally Engaged Staff
Location
Female
Male
Total
Female
Male
Total
Canberra
Canberra
816
722
1538
Overseas Posts – Regions
Americas
25
42
67
94
89
183
Asia
     North Asia
25
45
70
123
79
202
     South Asia
28
38
66
46
99
145
     South-East Asia
50
65
115
215
209
424
Europe
42
50
92
150
127
277
Middle East and Africa
37
49
86
111
119
230
Multilateral Posts
15
24
39
28
18
46
New Zealand and the South Pacific
29
29
58
99
94
193
Total Staff at Posts
251
342
593
866
834
1700
Other Staff Overseas*
14
26
40
Overseas Posts Total
265
368
633
866
834
1700
State and Territory offices
New South Wales
70
18
88
Northern Territory
5
3
8
Queensland
37
16
53
South Australia
14
5
19
Tasmania
5
2
7
Victoria
68
23
91
Western Australia
30
12
42
State and Territory Offices Total
229
79
308
Total Staff Numbers
1310
1169
2479
866
834
1700

* Other Staff Overseas includes officers on in-country language training, short-term assignments, in-transit from post and exchange officers.

Table 21. Employees covered by the Enterprise Agreement and Remuneration Supplementation Agreements

APS Level
Enterprise Agreement
Remuneration Supplementation Agreements
Total
Salary Min.
Salary Max.
No. of staff
Salary Min.
Salary Max.
No. of staff
APS Level 1–3, Broadband 1 (includes graduates and cadets)
40 879
58 453
169
n.a.
0
169
APS Level 4–5, Broadband 2
60 095
70 809
745
n.a.
0
745
APS Level 6
73 062
82 151
219
*
2
221
Exec. Level 1
90 983
101 772
775
*
1
776
Exec. Level 2 **
109 917
124 140
296
146 132
160 972
28
324
Medical Officers
n.a.
0
161 329
188 111
7
7
Sub-total non-SES
2204
38
2242
SES ***
n.a.
0
160 972
341 723
197
197
Sub-total SES
0
197
197
Total
2204
235
2439

n.a. not applicable

* Where there is a possibility that payments to individuals may be identified (i.e. five or fewer employees at a classification level) the salary range is not shown.

** Includes Executive Level 2 staff deployed to Head of Mission SES positions overseas.

*** The Secretary and the Director General of the Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office have not been included in the above figures as their remuneration is set by Prime Ministerial Determinations and the Remuneration Tribunal respectively.

Note: this table excludes 38 employees on temporary transfer to other organisations including the Office of the Governor-General, Parliament House and other government agencies.

Performance pay

Non-SES employee performance-related bonuses for the 2011–12 performance management cycle totalled $1.829 million, an increase of 19.1 per cent from the $1.536 million paid in the previous cycle. A total of 988 non-SES employees received bonuses in this performance management period, an increase of 17 per cent from 2010–11. This is due to the higher number of staff now at the top of each band or broadband since annual increments were introduced in the 2009–10 performance cycle.

SES employee bonuses for 2011–12 totalled $723 000, up from $643 000 in 2010–11, representing an increase of 12.5 per cent. Eligible SES officers were paid a two per cent bonus on their annual base salary, recognising that SES employees do not have access to incremental advancement.

Table 22. Performance bonus payments by level 2011–12

 
Number
Aggregated
amount ($'000)
Average
amount ($)
Range of payments($)*
Non-SES
 
 
APS Level 3
54
61
1121
468–1169
APS Level 5
179
244
1363
526–2832
APS Level 6
115
178
1547
486–2754
Executive Level 1
455
902
1982
801–2198
Executive Level 2
185
444
2401
752–2923
Subtotal Non-SES
988
1829
1682
468–2923
SES
SES Band 1
149
468
3140
1319–3219
SES Band 2
45
178
3959
1599–4065
SES Band 3
15
78
5213
5213
Subtotal SES
209
724
4104
1319–5213
Total
1197
2553
3252
468–5213

*Low minimum payment figures are due to payment of pro rata bonuses to staff who worked only part of the performance management cycle.

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