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Department of Justice annual report 2005 - 2006



Department of Justice annual report 2005 - 2006

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Annual report 2005-2006


Northern Territory. Department of Justice


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Includes "Correctional Services annual statistics 2005-2006".; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).




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Northern Territory Government

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Department of Justice annual report; Annual report





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Attorney-General's Department of the Northern Territory annual report

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Department of Law annual report

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Northern Territory Government



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37 Compliance with Equal Employment Opportunities Legislation The department works proactively to adhere to equal opportunities legislation. Indigenous Employment and Career Development Strategy In 2005-06 the department recruited an Indigenous Employment Officer on a temporary basis, to review the Indigenous Employment and Career Development Strategy in consultation with Indigenous staff. The Strategy was endorsed by the Executive Directors Group and funding for a permanent Indigenous Employment Officer position was allocated. Recruitment will take place in the second half of 2006. Recruitment and Retention A strategy implemented within the agency to support the recruitment and retention of employees in regional centres and remote localities relates to the positions of Aboriginal Community Correction Officers (ACCOs) and Home Detention Officers (HDOs) employed by Community Corrections. The positions have been re-evaluated under the Job Evaluation System, with recognition of the unique skills and knowledge required for the positions, including the ability to speak and understand the local language and an awareness of cultural responsibilities, traditional learning and experience. This strategy has been adopted to attract applicants who have respect within the community and provides an appropriate level of compensation for their work. As funding permits, this strategy will be expanded, providing pathways for employment for Indigenous people in remote communities. These initiatives were nominated for the Commissioner for Public Employments 2005 Equity and Diversity Awards and received a commendation. Compliance with Employment Instructions Employment Instruction 1 Advertising, Selection and Appointment The Department of Justice has published procedural guidelines for the advertising, selection and appointment process on its intranet site to ensure all staff adhere to the merit selection principle. Human Resources staff provided support to managers and staff with the selection process, the Job Analysis Questionnaire process and writing job descriptions throughout the reporting period. Employment Instruction 2 Probation The Probation Policy is available for all staff to access on the departments intranet site. Probation protocols are currently subject to a review to ensure all criteria are met in this critical employment process and this information will be made available online. Employment Instruction 3 Natural Justice The rules of natural justice are observed in all dealings with employees under the Public Sector Employment and Management Act. Employment Instruction 4 Performance Management The Employee Planning and Development Program, which has operated within the department for two and a half years, is currently under review. Focus groups have been convened to evaluate the program. Employment Instruction 5 & 6 Medical Incapacity and Inability to Discharge Duties Managers continue to implement these Employment Instructions as necessary, in conjunction with advice from Human Resources staff. Annual Report 2005 2006 / Our People