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Annual Report 1986/1987 Public Service Commissioner for the Northern Territory



Annual Report 1986/1987 Public Service Commissioner for the Northern Territory

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15 School Leaver Program Although cost cutting measures were announced in July, 1986 Government maintained its commitment to the School Leaver Program with 293 students being placed in positions within the Northern Territory Public Service - 4 per cent of these were Aboriginal people. The number of Aboriginal people declined due to the successful Group Intake Scheme. The Northern Territory Finance and Administration Scholarships continued during 1986/87 with 46 new offers and 72 continuing students. Redeployment The Public Service Commissioner's Office maintains a record of staff available for redeployment by category and advises Departments of details of those employees. Chief Executive Officers are responsible for advising those employees for whom redeployment is required and appropriate Unions are advised. With the Administrative Arrangements Order of 19 March 1987, some 300 staff were anticipated to be in excess of requirements, but this are not eventuate. 172 were identified as potentially excess at the end of June. Procedures to cater for potentially excess employees were established in consultation with industrial organisations, with full regard to the needs, expectations and rights of employees. Determination 316 of 1980 of the Public Service Commissioner's was converted to an Award of the Conciliations and Arbitration Commission as of 1 April 1987. 1984/85 1985/86 1986/87 Cases Referred 67 89 159 Redeployed Redundancies 32 38 31 (voluntary) 11 8 78 Resignation 6 3 6 Invalidity 10 1 On hand 46 42 86 The number of referrals increased as a result of the recruitment freeze and restructure of Departments. Establishment The Establishment Section handles all submissions from Departments and Authorities that seek to vary establishment and records variations to existing organisational structures. The Section investigated proposals seeking to create new and reclassify existing positions and made recommendations to the Public Service Commiosioner. Departmental proposals that were