Annual Report 1986/1987 Public Service Commissioner for the Northern Territory
Tabled Paper 390
Tabled Papers for 5th Assembly 1987 - 1990; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT
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17 POLICY AND PLANNING Prior to 19 March 1987, the Public Service Commissioner's Office was structured to include a Policy and Planning Division which reported to the Deputy Public Service Commissioner. This Division's activities centred around the short and long term needs as they related to human resource management. Activities included participation in the Advisory Council to the Centre for Management Training (Total Management), developing a formal system for directional planning for the Office of the Public Service Commissioner, reviewing resignation patterns and preparation of papers including establishment control versus actual staffing, mobility as it relates to human resource and school leaver encry. These are detailed in ISSUES PAPERS. The Policy and Planning Division was also responsible for the formulation of a draft policy for the inclusion of Australian Traineeship System (ATS) Trainees into the Administrative Al/Office Clerical and Keyboard Operator levels of the NTPS. Until March 1987, the Commonwealth guidelines for the ATS made the securing of a tripartite agreement between employer, trade union and the Commonwealth a requirement. This Division, in conjunction with Industrial Relations Division was responsible for furthering negotiations with the Australian Public Service Association with the intention of securing an industrial agreement. Following the 19 March 1987 restructuring of the Office, it was decided that rather than have this Division as a discrete activity, it should be included within the structure of the Personnel Services Division so that projects could then be directly related to current needs or those foreshadowed for the near future.