Annual Report 1994/1995 Department of the Chief Minister
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Tabled Papers for 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT
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ANNUAL REPORT 1994-95 PROGRAMS AND PERFORMANCE Provide efficient and effective personnel services and support within the human resource management and human resource development fields. This is an ongoing process. Actively encourage and promote the professional development and training of all employees. Management's strong emphasis on staff development and training has continued throughout the year. The Department spent 1.5 per cent of its payroll on the professional development and training of its employees. Staff Development: During the year, employees participated in courses ranging from supervisory and middle management to skills development and computer courses on Microsoft Word and various mainframe applications. Courses on Cross Cultural Awareness, Media Skills, Career Planning and Enterprise Bargaining were also well attended. Employees of the Department also attended the North Australian Statistics Workshop which was presented by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Office of Northern Development The Workshop dealt with the statistical needs of organisations involved in policy, program and planning activities in the North Australian region. A Senior Officer attended the International Convention of Accountants in Government which was held in Canberra in March 1995. An employee within the Internal Audit Bureau successfully completed the 1994 Public Sector Management Course. The 1995 Public Sector Management Course, which commenced in January, is currently attended by an employee from the Department's Regional Office in Alice Springs. The Territory Government is committed to increasing the awareness of its neighbour and trading partner Indonesia, and as a result has encouraged Indonesian language studies. During the year, Indonesian language courses were undertaken by His Honour, the Administrator, the Aide to the Administrator, two Ministerial Officers and a Senior Policy Officer. During the year, 96 employees participated in one or more structured staff development programs. Department of the Chief Minister 55