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Annual Report 2004-2005 Darwin Port Corporation



Annual Report 2004-2005 Darwin Port Corporation

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8.3 Diversity Plan /EEO The Diversity Plan (previously Equal Employment Opportunity Plan) has been reviewed and issued to all Corporation employees. A Diversity Committee is to be established early in 2005/2006. 8.4 Employee Assistance Program The Darwin Port Corporation has had an Employee Assistance Program in place since July 2002. The Corporation is utilising the three year panel contract established for Employee Assistance Programs by the Department of Corporate and Information Services. There are two panel providers that the Corporation is using with Employee Assistance Services (EAS) being the primary provider and Darwin Consulting Psychologists being the secondary provider. The EAP is an external program providing professional and confidential counselling for employees and their immediate family members. 8.5 Study Assistance Program The Darwin Port Corporation values its staff members as its greatest resource. The Corporation is committed to providing support for formal education as a learning opportunity enabling it to achieve its goals and objectives, the staff to progress in their careers and the NTPS to increase its overall skill base. The Study Assistance Program is available, under By Law 41 of the Public Sector Employment and Management Act 1993, to employees wishing to enhance their career potential through formal education. In 2004/2005, two staff accessed the Study Assistance Program. 8.6 Selection Appeals and Grievances The Corporation has advertised a total of eight permanent positions and two temporary positions during the year. There were no selection appeals or grievances lodged. 8.7 Code of Conduct In addition to the NT Public Service Code of Conduct, the Darwin Port Corporation's Code of Conduct is included in its Darwin Port Corporation (Northern Territory Public Sector) Certified Agreement under clause 32. 8.8 Grievance /Dispute Settling Procedures The DPCs Grievance/Dispute Settling Procedures are included in its Darwin Port Corporation (Northern Territory Public Sector) Certified Agreement under Appendix 6. D A R W IN P O R T C O R P O R A T IO N A N N U A L R E P O R T 2004/2005 43 8.Port People cont.

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