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Thursday, 18 August 2005
Page: 275


Mr Bowen asked the Minister representing the Minister for Finance and Administration, in writing, on 31 May 2005:

(1)   How many of the Minister’s department’s staff were employed at the Senior Executive Band 1 level in (a) 1996, (b) 1997, (c) 1998, (d) 1999, (e) 2000, (f) 2001, (g) 2002, (h) 2003, (i) 2004, and (j) 2005.

(2)   How many of the Minister’s department’s staff were paid at the Senior Executive Band 1 level in (a) 1996, (b) 1997, (c) 1998, (d) 1999, (e) 2000, (f) 2001, (g) 2002, (h) 2003, (i) 2004, and (j) 2005.

(3)   How many of the Minister’s department’s staff were employed at the Senior Executive Band 2 level in (a) 1996, (b) 1997, (c) 1998, (d) 1999, (e) 2000, (f) 2001, (g) 2002, (h) 2003, (i) 2004, and (j) 2005.

(4)   How many of the Minister’s department’s staff were paid at the Senior Executive Band 2 level in (a) 1996, (b) 1997, (c) 1998, (d) 1999, (e) 2000, (f) 2001, (g) 2002, (h) 2003, (i) 2004, and (j) 2005.

(5)   How many of the Minister’s department’s staff were employed at the Senior Executive Band 3 level in (a) 1996, (b) 1997, (c) 1998, (d) 1999, (e) 2000, (f) 2001, (g) 2002, (h) 2003, (i) 2004, and (j) 2005.

(6)   How many of the Minister’s department’s staff were paid at the Senior Executive Band 3 level in (a) 1996, (b) 1997, (c) 1998, (d) 1999, (e) 2000, (f) 2001, (g) 2002, (h) 2003, (i) 2004, and (j) 2005.


Mr Costello (Treasurer) —The Minister for Finance and Administration has provided the following answer to the honourable member’s question:

(1) (3)   and (5)

Finance SES Band Employees

Financial Year Ending

SES Band 1

SES Band 2

SES Band 3

30 June 1996* #

28

10

3

30 June 1997* #

28

10

2

30 June 1998 #

36

13

2

30 June 1999 #

29

9

2

30 June 2000

29

9

5

30 June 2001

34

11

3

30 June 2002 ^

35

14

3

30 June 2003

40

15

4

30 June 2004 +

42

14

3

30 June 2005 ~ +

50

18

3

* The numbers refer only to Department of Finance employees. In October 1997, the Department of Finance and the Department of Administrative Services merged to form the Department of Finance and Administration (Finance). # The numbers include the Office of Asset Sales and Information Technology Outsourcing and the Office of Government Information Technology. ^ The numbers have taken into account the losses and gains as a result of the Machinery of Government changes implemented in December 2001 (Loss: Natural Disaster Relief Function, Overseas Property Management, Information Access Function, Royal Commission Administration, Remuneration Tribunal Secretariat. Gain: Office of Asset Sales and Commercial Support). ~ The numbers include Australian Government Information Management Office staff who joined Finance as a result of a Machinery of Government change in October 2004. + Numbers for years ending 2004 and 2005 were sourced from data supplied by Outsourced Payroll provider.

(2) (4)   and (6)

Finance Employees paid at SES Band Levels

Financial Year Ending

SES Band 1

SES Band 2

SES Band 3

30 June 1996

28

10

3

30 June 1997

28

10

2

30 June 1998

36

13

2

30 June 1999

29

9

2

30 June 2000 +

34

9

5

30 June 2001 +

35

11

3

30 June 2002 +

41

14

3

30 June 2003 +

47

15

4

30 June 2004 +µ

46

14

3

30 June 2005 + µ *

54

18

3

+ Numbers for Financial Years ending 2000 to 2005 sourced from data supplied by outsourced payroll provider. µ Executive Level 2 maximum guidepoints overlap with the minimum guidepoints for SES Band 1 salaries in 2003-04 and 2004-05. * Numbers for SES Band 1 at year ending 30 June 2005 include 1 Principal Executive Officer whose remuneration is set by Remuneration Tribunal.