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Thursday, 9 February 2017
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Attorney-General's Department: Recruitment, training and service contracts

(Question No. 305)


Mr Keogh: asked the Minister representing the Attorney-General, in writing, on 7 November 2016:

1. In respect of recruitment, training and service contracts undertaken by the departments and agencies within the Minister's portfolio in 2015-16:

a. How many new staff contracts were entered into, and of those, what are the relevant staffing levels, and;

b. What total sum was spent on recruitment, and of this, what is the breakdown for:

i. Recruitment agency fees

ii. Advertising

iii. Assessment processes

iv. Other associated costs


Mr Keenan: The Attorney-General has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

Attorney-General's Department

1. a. Please see Table 1. These figures include the engagement of ongoing and non-ongoing employees, permanent transfers from other APS agencies and temporary transfers from other APS agencies.

b. To provide this level of detail would require an unreasonable diversion of resources.

Table 1 - Breakdown of new staff contracts 2015-16 by relevant APS classification

APS Classification Level

Quantity New Staff Contracts 2015-16

Graduate APS

32

APS 2

18

Broadband APS1-2

37

APS3

37

APS4

90

APS 5

18

APS 6

18

Broadband APS5-6

73

Legal Officer Broadband APS3-6

28

EL1 including Senior Legal Officer

73

EL2 including Principal Legal Officer

22

SES1

2

SES2

2

Total

450

Administrative Appeals Tribunal

1. a. Please see Table 1

b. Please see Table 2

Table 1 - Breakdown of new staff contracts 2015-16 by relevant APS classification

APS Classification Level

Quantity New Staff Contracts 2015-16

APS 1

Nil

APS 2

23

AAT Broadband 3/4

56 (APS3 - 30; APS4 - 26)

APS 5

6

APS 6

5

EL1

7

EL2

12

SES1

Nil

SES2

Nil

Total

109

Table 2 - Breakdown of cost of recruitment 2015-16

Recruitment activity

Cost

Recruitment agency fees

$12,440.33 (includes fees for scribes)

Advertising

$12,305.58

Assessment processes

Nil

Other associated costs

Nil

Total

$24,745.91

Austrac

1. a. Please see Table 1

b. Please see Table 2

Table 1 - Breakdown of new staff contracts 2015-16 by relevant APS classification

APS Classification Level

Quantity New Staff Contracts 2015-16

APS 1

Nil

APS 2

Nil

APS 3

4

APS 4

3

APS 5

21

APS 6

36

EL1

28

EL2

19

SES1

2

SES2

1

Total

114

Table 2 - Breakdown of cost of recruitment 2015-16

Recruitment activity

Cost

Recruitment agency fees

$80,001

Advertising

$39,316

Assessment processes

$1,007

Other associated costs

Nil

Total

$120,324

Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

1. a. Please see Table 1

b. Please see Table 2

Table 1 - Breakdown of new employees commenced 2015-16 by relevant classification

Classification Level

Number of employees commenced 2015-16

APS4

2

APS5

1

APS6

5

EL1

9

EL2

1

Total

18

Table 2 - Breakdown of cost of recruitment 2015-16

Recruitment activity

Cost

Recruitment agency fees

Nil

Advertising

$605.50 (APS Jobs)

Assessment processes

Nil

Other associated costs

$14,959.29 (APS Jobs, Scribes, Travel Costs)

Total

$15,564.79

Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (Australian Crime Commission & Crimtrac in 15/16)

1. a. Please see Table 1

b. To provide this level of detail would require an unreasonable diversion of resources

Table 1 - Breakdown of new staff contracts 2015-16 by relevant APS classification

APS Classification Level

Quantity New Staff Contracts 2015-16

APS 1

2

APS 2

1

APS 3

15

APS 4

31

APS 5

26

APS 6

23

EL1

53

EL2

10

SES

1

Stat Office Holder (Examiner)

1

Total

163

Australian Financial Security Authority

1. a. Please see Table 1

b. Please see Table 2

Table 1 - Breakdown of new staff contracts 2015-16 by relevant APS classification

APS Classification Level

Quantity New Staff Contracts 2015-16

APS 1

3

APS 2

13

APS 3

44

APS 4

20

APS 5

16

APS 6

28

EL1

11

EL2

5

SES

1

Total

141

Table 2 - Breakdown of cost of recruitment 2015-16

Recruitment activity

Cost

Recruitment agency fees

$297,302

Advertising

$59,313

Assessment processes

$28,084

Other associated costs

$37,800

Total

$422,499

Australian Federal Police

1. a. Table 1 below identifies the number of new staff contracts entered into by the AFP during the financial year 2015-2016 and the Band levels they commenced in

b. Please see Table 2

Table 1 - Breakdown of new staff contracts 2015-16 by relevant AFP classification

AFP Band Level

Quantity New Staff Contracts 2015-16

Level 1

2

Level 2

66

Level 3

65

Level 4

13

Level 5

2

Level 6

12

Level 7

5

Level 8

2

Executive Level

3

SES Level

3

Total

173

Table 2 - Breakdown of cost of recruitment 2015-16

Recruitment activity

Cost

Recruitment agency fees

$170,000

Advertising

$320,000

Assessment processes

$650,000

Other associated costs

$60,000

Total

$1,200,000

Australian Human Rights Commission

1. a. Please see Table 1

b. Please see Table 2

Table 1 - Breakdown of new staff contracts 2015-16 by relevant APS classification

APS Classification Level

Quantity New Staff Contracts 2015-16

APS 3

7

APS 4

14

APS 5

1

APS 6

3

EL1

5

EL2

3

Statutory Office Holder

1

Total

34

Table 2 - Breakdown of cost of recruitment 2015-16

Recruitment activity

Cost

Recruitment agency fees

Nil

Advertising

$1,509

Assessment processes

Nil

Other associated costs

Nil

Total

$1,509

Australian Law Reform Commission

1. a. Nil

b. Please see Table 1

Table 1 - Breakdown of cost of recruitment 2015-16

Recruitment activity

Cost

Recruitment agency fees

Nil

Advertising

$259.00 (APS Gazette)

Assessment processes

Nil

Other associated costs

Nil

Total

$259.00

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation

1. a. ASIO does not provide detailed information on staffing contracts to avoid prejudice to ASIO's activities.

b. ASIO spent $791,016 on recruitment advertising in 2015-16. In addition, ASIO spent $4,056 on promotional materials for recruitment activities. ASIO does not fall within the definition of agencies covered by the reporting requirements of s311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918.

Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions

1. a. Please see Table 1

b. Please see Table 2

Table 1 - Breakdown of new staff contracts 2015-16 by relevant APS classification

APS Classification Level

Quantity New Staff Contracts 2015-16

APS 1

1

APS 2

4

APS 3

20

APS 4

43

APS 5

5

APS 6

6

EL1

7

EL2

Nil

SES

1

Total

87

Table 2 - Breakdown of cost of recruitment 2015-16

Recruitment activity

Cost

Recruitment agency fees

$145,286

Advertising

$9,290

Assessment processes

$274,765

Other associated costs

$164,947

Total

$594,288

Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia

1. a. Please see Table 1

b. Please see Table 2

Table 1 - Breakdown of new staff contracts 2015-16 by relevant APS classification

APS Classification Level

Quantity New Staff Contracts 2015-16

APS 1

Nil

APS 2

14

APS 3

42

APS 4

50

APS 5

12

APS 6

Nil

EL1

18

EL2

4

SES

Nil

Total

140

Table 2 - Breakdown of cost of recruitment 2015-16

Recruitment activity

Cost

Recruitment agency fees

$7,000

Advertising

$37,118.82

Assessment processes

$9,915.30

Other associated costs

Nil

Total

$54,034.12

Federal Court of Australia

1. a. Please see Table 1

b. Please see Table 2

Table 1 - Breakdown of new staff contracts 2015-16 by relevant APS classification

APS Classification Level

Quantity New Staff Contracts 2015-16

APS 1

Nil

APS 2

26

APS 3

2

APS 4

16

APS 5

48

APS 6

13

EL1

4

EL2

9

SES

2

Total

120

Table 2 - Breakdown of cost of recruitment 2015-16

Recruitment activity

Cost

Recruitment agency fees

$47,139

Advertising

$5,281

Assessment processes

Nil

Other associated costs

Nil

Total

$52,420.43

High Court of Australia

2. a. Please see Table 1

b. Nil

Table 1 - Breakdown of new staff contracts 2015-16 by relevant classification

Classification Level

Quantity New Staff Contracts 2015-16

HCE 2t

3

HCE 3

3

HCE 5

12

HCE 6

1

Total

19

National Archives of Australia

1. a. Please see Table 1

b. Please see Table 2

Table 1 - Breakdown of new staff contracts 2015-16 by relevant APS classification

APS Classification Level

Quantity New Staff Contracts 2015-16

APS 1

33

APS 2

14

APS 3

10

APS 4

13

APS 5

8

APS 6

20

EL1

6

EL2

3

SES

1

Total

108

Table 2 - Breakdown of cost of recruitment 2015-16

Recruitment activity

Cost

Recruitment agency fees

$52,361.47

Advertising

$12,544.49

Assessment processes

$11,720.86

Other associated costs

$1,680.00

Total

$78,306.82

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

1. a. Please see Table 1

b. Please see Table 2

Table 1 - Breakdown of new staff contracts 2015-16 by relevant APS classification

APS Classification Level

Quantity New Staff Contracts 2015-16

APS 4

1

APS 6

21

EL1

2

EL2

1

Total

25

Table 2 - Breakdown of cost of recruitment 2015-16

 

Recruitment activity

Cost

Recruitment agency fees

Nil

Advertising

$7,658

Assessment processes

Nil

Other associated costs

$6,559

Total

$14,217

Office of Parliamentary Counsel

1. a. Please see Table 1

b. Please see Table 2

Table 1 - Breakdown of new staff contracts 2015-16 by relevant APS classification

APS Classification Level

Quantity New Staff Contracts 2015-16

APS 3

1

APS 4

3

APS 5

1

APS 6

2

EL1

1

EL2

2

Total

10

Table 2 - Breakdown of cost of recruitment 2015-16

Recruitment activity

Cost

Recruitment agency fees

$41,062

Advertising

$618

Assessment processes

$10,410

Other associated costs

$6,542

Total

$58,632