Online version of the 2013-14 Department of Health Annual Report

3.5: Staffing Information

This section provides information on Australian Public Service (APS) employees engaged by the Department in 2013-14 under the Public Service Act 1999

Page last updated: 31 October 2014

The following tables provide details on staff members, locations, and aggregated information on salary, performance pay and non-salary benefits provided to staff during the year. These figures include Therapeutic Goods Administration, National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme and Office of the Gene Technology Regulator staff.

Table 3.5.1: Staff Numbers by Classification at 30 June 2014
Classification
Female
Male
Total
Full-time
Part-time
Full-time
Part-time
Secretary
1
-
-
-
1
Holder of Public Office
1
-
1
-
2
Senior Executive Band 3
2
-
4
-
6
Senior Executive Band 2
17
-
14
-
31
Senior Executive Band 1
47
2
33
-
82
Executive Level 2
218
38
192
12
460
Executive Level 1
434
184
296
32
946
APS6
472
163
204
14
853
APS5
265
63
95
9
432
APS4
220
38
63
5
326
APS3
56
24
28
4
112
APS2
15
11
7
16
49
APS1
-
3
8
3
14
Cadet
1
-
1
-
2
Graduate
17
-
13
-
30
Legal 2
13
3
11
-
27
Legal 1
6
4
5
1
16
Chief Medical Officer
-
-
1
-
1
Principal Medical Consultant
-
-
-
1
1
Medical Officer Class 6
1
-
2
1
4
Medical Officer Class 5
7
-
7
3
17
Medical Officer Class 4
5
1
7
2
15
Medical Officer Class 3
4
2
2
-
8
Medical Officer Class 2
6
4
4
-
14
Medical Officer Class 1
-
1
-
-
1
Professional 1
-
-
1
-
1
Public Affairs
4
2
4
-
10
Senior Principal Research Scientist
-
-
1
1
2
Principal Research Scientist
-
-
1
-
1
Total
1,812
543
1,005
104
3,464

This table includes:

  • Head count figures of departmental staff as at 30 June 2014; and
  • Staff on leave, secondment and inoperative staff.

Figure 3.5.1: Comparison of Staff Numbers by Gender between 30 June 2013 and 30 June 2014

Figure 3.5.1 is a vertical bar graph which shows the percentage of female and male staff between 30 June 2013 and 30 June 2014. There has been a reduction in staffing profile between these years, from 5,308 staff at 30 June 2013 to 3,464 staff at 30 June 2014. However gender percentages have remained steady with 31% male and 69% female staff in 2013, compared with 32% male and 68% female staff in 2014.

Table 3.5.2: Distribution of Staff at 30 June 2014
Unit
Female
Male
Total
Ongoing
Non-ongoing
Ongoing
Non-ongoing
Acute Care Division
120
2
47
-
169
Audit and Fraud Control
5
-
7
-
12
Best Practice Regulation and Deregulation Division
32
3
7
-
42
eHealth Division
41
2
18
-
61
Executive
12
2
5
2
21
Grant Services Division
265
-
104
3
372
Health Workforce Division
71
-
14
1
86
Indigenous and Rural Health Division
96
1
21
-
118
Information Technology Division
73
2
80
-
155
Legal and General Counsel
30
3
8
1
42
Medical Benefits Division
159
4
85
4
252
Office for Sport
18
1
22
1
42
Office of Health Protection
130
1
42
2
175
Office of the Chief Financial Officer
86
30
50
21
187
People, Capability and Communication Division
123
5
39
3
170
Pharmaceutical Benefits Division
122
2
62
1
187
Population Health Division
154
1
31
-
186
Portfolio Strategies Division
78
3
31
2
114
Primary and Mental Health Care Division
134
-
39
1
174
Core Department Total
1,749
62
712
42
2,565
National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme
48
9
22
4
83
Office of the Gene Technology Regulator
23
3
25
2
53
Therapeutic Goods Administration
437
24
285
17
763
Departmental Total
2,257
98
1,044
65
3,464

This table includes:

  • Head count figures of all staff by unit as at 30 June 2014, including staff on leave, secondment and inoperative staff; and
  • Non-ongoing figures include casual staff.
Table 3.5.3: Distribution of Staff by State and Territory at 30 June 2014
State
Core Department
TGA*
Total
Australian Capital Territory**
2,440
710
3,150
New South Wales#
123
15
138
Victoria
33
31
64
Queensland
33
6
39
Western Australia
28
-
28
Northern Territory
19
-
19
South Australia
17
1
18
Tasmania
8
-
8
Total
2,701
763
3,464

* Therapeutic Goods Administration.
** Includes Central Office and Office of the Gene Technology Regulator.
# Includes the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme.
This table includes the head count figures of all staff by State and Territory as at 30 June 2014, including staff on leave, secondment, inoperative and outposted staff.

Table 3.5.4: Senior Executive Staff and Equivalent Staff with Individual Agreements at 30 June 2014
Nominal Classification
Number of Staff with Approved
Individual Agreements
Female
Male
Total
SES 3
1
4
5
SES 2
15
10
25
SES 1
41
31
72
Chief Medical Officer
-
1
1
Principal Medical Consultant
-
1
1
Medical Officer 6
1
3
4
Medical Officer 5
6
8
14
Table 3.5.5: Non-Senior Executive Service Staff covered by Individual Flexibility Arrangements and Enterprise Agreement at 30 June 2014
Level Number of staff covered by Enterprise Agreement Number of staff covered by Enterprise Agreement and an approved Individual Flexibility Arrangement
Non-Senior Executive Service staff* 3,301 483

*This data does not include those staff who were part of the Section 72, Machinery of Government move from the former Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sports (DRALGAS). These staff are still covered by the DRALGAS Enterprise Agreement.

Table 3.5.6: APS Levels Salary Structure
Classification
Salary Ranges as at 1 July 2013
$
Executive Level 2
133,777
127,355
123,240
112,992
Executive Level 1
108,013
103,738
98,827
94,705
APS 6
86,943
85,039
80,805
77,067
APS 5
74,451
70,716
68,843
APS 4
67,865
65,996
64,229
APS 3
62,837
59,987
58,296
56,691
APS 2
53,533
52,045
50,528
49,056
APS 1
47,140
44,947
43,458
41,974
Staff at 20 years of age
38,197
Staff at 19 years of age
34,000
Staff at 18 years of age
29,382
Staff under 18 years of age
25,185
Table 3.5.7: Graduate APS Salary Structure – Commencement Salary
Classification
Salary Ranges as at 1 July 2013
$
Graduate APS
53,652
Table 3.5.8: Professional 1 Salary Structure
Local title
APS Classification
Salary Ranges as at 1 July 2013
$
Professional 1
APS 5
74,451
APS 5
70,716
APS 4
65,996
APS 4 #
64,229
APS 3 ##
59,987
APS 3
58,296

# Salary on commencement for a professional with a four year degree (or higher).
## Salary on commencement for a professional with a three year degree.

Table 3.5.9: Medical Officer Salary Structure
Local title
Salary Ranges as at 1 July 2013
$
Medical Officer Class 4
160,691
151,676
145,989
Medical Officer Class 3
140,165
133,871
Medical Officer Class 2
126,150
119,726
Medical Officer Class 1
109,410
99,115
92,093
85,012
Table 3.5.10: Legal Salary Structure
Local title APS Classification
Salary Ranges as at 1 July 2013
$
Legal 2
Executive Level 2
138,460
Executive Level 2
132,450
Executive Level 2
128,169
Legal 1
Executive Level 1
117,195
Executive Level 1
107,888
Executive Level 1
98,827
APS 6
85,039
APS 6
80,805
APS 6
77,067
APS 5
71,331
APS 4
66,872
Table 3.5.11: Public Affairs Salary Structure
Local Title
APS Classification
Salary Ranges as at 1 July 2013
$
Senior Public Affairs 2
Executive Level 2
139,129
Executive Level 2
133,722
Senior Public Affairs 1
Executive Level 2
127,355
Public Affairs 3
Executive Level 1
116,114
Executive Level 1
110,481
Executive Level 1
103,767
Public Affairs 2
APS 6
87,033
APS 6
80,805
APS 6
77,067
Public Affairs 1
APS 5
74,451
APS 5
70,716
APS 4
67,865
APS 4*
64,229

*This level is generally reserved for staff with less than two years experience.

Table 3.5.12: Research Scientist Salary Structure
Local Title
APS Classification
Salary Ranges as at 1 July 2013
$
Senior Principal Research Scientist
Executive Level 2
169,897
Executive Level 2
152,828
Principal Research Scientist
Executive Level 2
149,830
Executive Level 2
145,186
Executive Level 2
139,261
Executive Level 2
135,589
Executive Level 2
130,561
Senior Research Scientist
Executive Level 2
136,052
Executive Level 2
127,355
Executive Level 2
123,240
Executive Level 2
112,992
Research Scientist
Executive Level 1
101,768
Executive Level 1
94,705
APS 6
80,954
APS 6
76,726
APS 6
74,640
Table 3.5.13: Cadet Salary Structure
Classification
Salary Ranges as at 1 July 2013
$
Cadet Full-Time Study (Adult)
23,474
(At 20 years)
21,361
(At 19 years)
19,014
(At 18 years)
16,431
(Under 18 years)
14,084
Cadet Practical Training (Adult)
46,953
44,435
43,267
41,863
(At 20 years)
38,095
(At 19 years)
33,909
(At 18 years)
29,305
(Under 18 years)
25,117
Table 3.5.14: Senior Executive Service and Senior Medical Officer Indicative Salary Bandwidths*
Classification
Minimum
$
Maximum
$
Senior Executive Band 3
253,133
270,842
Senior Executive Band 2
195,123
216,218
Senior Executive Band 1
147,661
189,850
Medical Officer Class 6
193,924
249,856
Medical Officer Class 5
185,184
197,963

*These are indicative as the Secretary may approve salary rates outside these bands.

Table 3.5.15: Non-Salary Benefits
Non-Senior Executive Service Staff
Access to the Employee Assistance Programme
Extended purchased leave
Maternity and adoption leave
Parental leave
Adoption or foster leave
Leave for personal compelling reasons and exceptional circumstances
Eligibility for performance based pay
Access to paid leave at half pay
Flextime (not all officers)
Flexible working locations and home-based work including, where appropriate, access to lap-top computers, dial-in facilities, and mobile phones
Study assistance
Support for professional and personal development
Access to engage in private medical practice for Medical Officers
Access to remote locality conditions
Public Transport Loan Scheme
Access to negotiated discount registration/membership fees to join a fitness or health club
Family care rooms
Breastfeeding facilities
Provision of eyesight testing and reimbursement of prescribed eyewear costs specifically for use with screen based equipment
Annual influenza vaccinations for staff
Hepatitis B vaccinations for staff who are required to come into regular contact with members of the community classified as at increased risk with regard to Hepatitis B
Recognition of travel time
Annual closedown and early stand down at Easter and Christmas Eve
Financial assistance to access financial advice for staff 54 years and older
Access to Individual Flexibility Arrangements (IFA)
Senior Executive Service Staff
All the above benefits except flextime
Car parking
Airport lounge membership
Home office equipment
Motor vehicle allowance or private use of motor vehicle
IT Reimbursement Scheme
Table 3.5.16: Senior Executive Service and Equivalent Staff, Performance-Based Payments, 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014
Level
Number
Aggregated Amount
$
Average
$
Minimum
$
Maximum
$
Senior Executive Band 2 and 3
41
856,236
20,884
3,750
33,690
Senior Executive Band 1
114
1,384,791
12,147
2,153
27,038
Total
155
2,241,027
     

This table includes figures of Senior Executive Service and equivalent staff who received performance pay. Due to the small numbers of staff at the Senior Executive Band 3 level, details for Senior Executive Bands 2 and 3 have been combined. Payments have been aggregated to preserve employees’ privacy.

The majority of performance payments made in 2013-14 relate to assessments for the 2012-13 cycle. Payments made to staff who were transferred as a result of Machinery of Government are included in the figures. A small number relate to assessments for the 2013-14 cycle.

Performance bonus payments are only available to staff with a current Individual Flexibility Agreement (IFA) which provides eligibility.

The level of performance pay is directly related to the individual’s performance agreement.

Table 3.5.17: Non-Senior Executive Staff, Performance-Based Payments, 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014
Level
Number
Aggregated Amount
$
Average
$
Minimum
$
Maximum
$
Non-Senior Executive Service Staff
579
4,032,693
6,965
450
16,810

This table includes figures of Non-Senior Executive Service staff who received performance pay. Payments have been aggregated to preserve employees’ privacy. The majority of performance payments made in 2013-14 relate to assessments for the 2012-13 cycle. Payments made to staff who were transferred as a result of Machinery of Government are included in the figures. A small number relate to assessments for the 2013-14 cycle.

Performance bonus payments are only available to staff with an individual flexibility arrangement made under the Department’s Enterprise Agreement.

The level of performance pay is directly related to the individual’s performance agreement.

Staff with an entitlement to a performance bonus are assessed against a five point rating scale, which attracts a percentage payment.