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Department of Corporate and Information Services annual report 2016-17

Details:

Title

Department of Corporate and Information Services annual report 2016-17

Other title

Annual report 2016-17

Creator

Northern Territory. Department of Corporate and Information Services

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Department of Corporate and Information Services annual report; Annual report

Date

2017

Notes

Made available by the Library & Archives NT via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Northern Territory. Department of Corporate and Information Services -- Periodical

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

Department of Corporate and Information Services annual report; Annual report

Volume

2016/2017

File type

application/pdf

ISSN

1835-2332

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/304926

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/361114

Page content

Annual Report 2016-17 | Department of Corporate and Information Services 99 OUR PEOPLE Workforce Diversity Increasing Aboriginal participation in the DCIS workforce is a strategic action DCIS celebrates the diversity of its staff and treats everyone equitably. All employees are afforded the same rights and have the same obligations men, women, Aboriginal Australians, people with a disability, mature aged people, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Figure 9: EEO profile within DCIS Male Female Total % of DCIS employees Aboriginal 19 54 73 10.6% Non-English speaking background 24 37 61 8.8% People with a disability 6 15 21 3.0% Aboriginal Employment The department continued to increase the focus on Aboriginal employment in line with the NTPS Aboriginal Employment and Career Development Strategy. In 2015-16 the Executive Management Board approved the DCIS Aboriginal Employment and Career Development Strategy (AECDS). The AECDS encompasses a proactive approach to building our Aboriginal workforce, increasing the representation of Aboriginal employees from 5.8% in 2013 to 10.6% in 2017. DCIS remains on track to meet its Aboriginal representation targets. Making Connections DCIS has been making connections with the Clontarf students from Casuarina Senior College for several years. Three DCIS employees participated in the Casuarina Secondary College Clontarf mock interviews during August 2016. Students were interviewed by DCIS staff in a real life interview scenario against a hypothetical public sector vacancy. The annual mock interviews are an integral part of the Clontarf programs goal of equipping Aboriginal men with valuable skills to make them job ready when they graduate from high school. During the year DCIS established a relationship with the Palmerston Senior Colleges Girls Academy. The Aboriginal students and teachers were provided with a tour of the DCIS offices at the Charles Darwin Centre. The girls were introduced to staff from various business units who offered information about their work and career advice. Following the tour, students and teachers met with and heard career stories from past and current Aboriginal trainees and were provided information on the NTPS AECDS by staff from the Employment Programs Unit. 18.3% Aboriginal representation in HR Services


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