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Report Initiatives for Women in the Northern Territory 1983-1993



Report Initiatives for Women in the Northern Territory 1983-1993

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Tabled Paper 1888


Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Marshall Perron


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PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYMENT The N orthern T erritory G overnm ent is com m itted to th e p rincip le of equal oppo rtun ity in em ploym ent. P u rs u a n t to the Public Sector E m ploym ent a nd M anagem ent A ct 1993, a chief executive officer is responsib le to the app rop ria te m in is te r for the proper, efficient an d econom ic ad m in istra tion of h is or h e r Agency. The responsib ilities of a chief executive officer include the design and im plem enta tion of equal em ploym ent opportun ity p rog ram s and p rac tices an d th a t they accord w ith the m erit principle. F u rth e r, each C hief Executive Officer is required to include in form ation on equal oppo rtun ity m anagem en t p rogram s in h is or h e r a n n u a l report. A function of th e C om m issioner for Public E m ploym ent is to co n su lt w ith an d advise chief executive officers in relation to the developm ent and app lica tion of appropria te h u m a n resource p ractices an d procedures, includ ing equal opportun ity program s. E q u al O p p o r tu n ity M an agem en t P la n s An E qual O pportun ity M anagem ent Plan (EOMP) is a w orking docum en t w hich se ts o u t a n agency's m easu res to en su re equality of em ploym ent opp o rtu n ity for all em ployees an d th a t the agency is ab le to d raw on the full range of available ta len t an d select the b e s t p e rso n for the job. EOMPs are to be developed by each Agency in accordance w ith b o th the Public Sector Em ploym ent and M anagem ent A ct an d th e Anti- Discrimination Act. The N orthern T erritory G overnm ent, co n sis ten t w ith C om m onw ealth and S ta te policy, recognises four m ain targe t g roups, nam ely wom en. Aboriginal an d T orres S tra it Islander people, people from non-E nglish speak ing b ackg rounds and people w ith disabilities.