Staffing levels at the Department of Human Services have not decreased in 2014-15.
The department’s workforce increased by 117 – from 34,773 on 1 July 2014 to 34,890 on 30 June 2015.
The total number includes 31,094 ongoing and 3796 non-ongoing, as at 30 June 2015.
This statement was provided to media in response to questions about whether a decision had been made to privatise Australian Hearing, following the release of the Department of Human Services Annual Report 2014–15:
Continue reading 2 November 2015 – statement on Australian Hearing ‘available for sale’
The following statement was provided in response to questions about how casuals should be paid penalty rates:
Continue reading 1 November 2015 – statement on casual staff penalty rates
The following Letter to the Editor was provided to The Canberra Times in response to an article that overstated the number of vacant desks across the department’s leases in Canberra:
Continue reading 7 August 2015 – letter to the Editor of The Canberra Times