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Wednesday, 15 March 2000
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Senator Faulkner sked the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister representing the Minister for Trade, upon notice, on 20 December 1999:

(1) How many senior executive service (SES) officers did the department, and all agencies within the portfolio, employ as at 15 December 1999.

(2) (a) What are the names of the officers; (b) what are their employment classifications within the SES band structure; and (c) what are the officers total emoluments, including but not limited to: (i) salary (including any salary packaging undertaken), (ii) any travel entitlements, (iii) fringe benefits tax paid on the officers' behalf , (iv) use of motor vehicles, (v) mobile or home telephones, (vi) superannuation, (vii) performance payments, (viii) other non-cash benefits (please specify)

(3) (a) How does the department and/or agency determine the basis for performance payments; and (b) in particular, what is the relationship between the performance payments policy and the department's and/or agency's actual performance


Senator Hill (Minister for the Environment and Heritage) —The Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Trade have provided the following information in response to the honourable senator's question:

DFAT

(1) The department employed 142 senior executive service (SES) officers as at 15 December 1999.

and (b) The names and employment classifications of the officers are as follows:

EMPLOYMENT OF SES OFFICERS IN THE DEPARTMENT

NAME

LEVEL

ADAMS, Ms J.E.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

ADAMSON, Ms F.J.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

ADAMSON, Ms M.A.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

ALLEN, Mr G.C.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

AMBROSE, Mr D.T.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

ATKIN, Mr G.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

BATLEY, Mr J.F.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

BAXTER, Mr P.C.E.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

BIRD, Ms G.E.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

BOYD, Ms S.J.D.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

BRADY, Mr S.C.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

BROWN, Mr H.C.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

BROWN, Mr J.H.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

BROWN, Mr N.K.A.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

BUCKLEY, Mr J.E.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

BURNS, Mr R.A.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

CALDER, Mr R.A.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

CAMPBELL, Mr J.B.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

CAMPBELL, Ms K.H.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

CHESTER, Mr D.O.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

COBBAN, Mr M.A.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

COMFORT, Mr P.D.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

CONROY, Mr G.A.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

COTTON, Mr R.L.C.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

COX, Mr A.E.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

CRIGHTON, Mr J.H.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

DAUTH, LVO, Mr J.C.

Senior Executive Service Band 3

DAVIS, Mr N.P.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

DEADY, Mr S.P.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

DEBENHAM, Mr H.F.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

DE CURE, Mr C.P.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

DELOFSKI, Mr E.F.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

DRAKE-BROCKMAN, Ms J.E.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

DUNN, Ms J.M.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

FAYLE, Ms P.J.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

FILIPETTO, Ms L.K.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

FISHER, Mr W.N

Senior Executive Service Band 2

FOLEY, Mr G.P.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

FORSYTH, Mr I.K.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

GAUCI, Ms G.H.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

GEORGE, Mr T.S.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

GEROVICH Mr S.R.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

GOSPER, Mr B.C.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

GREEN, Mr P.V.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

GREY, Mr P.C.

Senior Executive Service Band 3

GRIFFIN, Mr J.J.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

HAMILTON, Mr R.J.B.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

HAND, Ms L.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

HAZELL, Ms B.A.

Senior Executive Service (Specialist) Band 2

HELY, Mr A.J.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

HESELTINE, Mr C.S.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

HEWITT, Ms J.M.

Senior Executive Service Band 3

HILLMAN, Mr R.L.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

HINES, Mr J.S.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

HINTON, Mr A.M.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

HUGHES, Mr M.W.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

HUME, Mr S.H.R.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

HUSSIN, Mr P.A.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

IRVINE, Mr D.T.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

JOSEPH, Mr L.L.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

KENYON, Mr D.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

KUPA, Mr M.

Senior Executive Service Band 3

LAMB, Mr C.L.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

LANGMAN, Mr C.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

LARKIN, Mr J.T.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

LAURIE, Mr R.S.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

LEADER, Dr M.A.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

LEASK, Dr A.R.

Senior Executive Service (Specialist) Band 1

LETTS, Ms M.L.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

LINCOLN, Mr I.S.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

LINEHAN, Ms J.P.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

LUCK, Mr L.R.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

MANN, Mr M.D.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

MARGINSON, Ms M.E.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

McCARTHY, AO, Mr J.P.

Senior Executive Service Band 3

McCARTHY, Ms Z.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

McDONALD, Ms M.C.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

McKINNON, Mr A.J.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

McLEAN, OAM, Mr A.M.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

McLEAN, AM, Ms L.A.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

MILLAR, Ms C.J.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

MILLER, AO, Mr W.G.T.

Senior Executive Service Band 3

MORTON, Ms L.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

MOY, Mr T.J.

Senior Executive Service Band1

MUGLISTON, Mr M.A.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

MULES, Mr N.A

Senior Executive Service Band 1

NEWMAN, Mr J.R.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

O'LEARY, Mr D.J.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

OLIVER, Mr J.G.W.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

O'SULLIVAN, Mr P.T.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

PATERSON, Mr W.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

PEAD, Ms J.P.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

PEARCE, Ms R.L.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

PEEK, Mr R.M.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

PERKINS, Dr F.C.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

PIERCE, Mr M.T.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

POTTS, Mr M.J.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

QUINLAN, Mr G.F.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

QUINN, Mr J.P.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

RABY, Dr G.W.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

RICHARDS, Ms P.A.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

RICHARDSON, Mr J.H.W.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

RIGBY, Dr R.W.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

RITCHIE, Mr D.A.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

ROBILLIARD, Mr P.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

ROWE, Mr L.A.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

ROWE, Mr P.J.D.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

ROWE, Mr R.A.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

SCHICK, Ms E.A.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

SHANNON, Mr P.J.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

SMITH, AO, Mr R.C.

Senior Executive Service Band 3

SPARKES, Mr P.J.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

SPENCER, Mr D.H.

Senior Executive Service Band 3

STARR, Mr R.G.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

STEELE, Mr W.R.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

STOKES, Ms D.A.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

STUART, Mr D.G.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

SULLIVAN, Mr J.W.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

TANNER, Ms S.E.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

THAWLEY, Mr M.J.

Senior Executive Service Band 3

THOMAS, Dr A.W.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

THOMAS, Mr P.B.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

THOMSON, Mr G.A.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

THWAITES, Mr J.D.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

TIETGE, Mr M.O.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

TIGHE, Mr P.J.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

TOMI, Ms J.L.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

TUCKER, Mr D.G.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

TWEDDELL, Mr W.T.R.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

TYSON, Mr R.J.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

URWIN, Mr G.L.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

VARGHESE, Mr P.J.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

WARNER, Mr N.P.A.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

WELLS, Mr R.L.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

WENSLEY, Ms P.A.

Senior Executive Service Band 2

WILCOCK, Mr I.N

Senior Executive Service Band 1

WILSON, Mr G.J.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

WILSON, Mr T.D.

Senior Executive Service Band 2.1

WISE, Mr J.J.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

WOOD, Mr G.S.R.

Senior Executive Service Band 3

WOODHOUSE, Mr D.J.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

WOOLCOTT, Mr P.R.

Senior Executive Service Band 1

(2) (c) The identification and assessment of each officer's individual financial arrangements and details is a major task and we are not prepared to authorise the time and expenditure to undertake it. In addition, the release of individual remuneration outcomes could raise privacy concerns. However, aggregate figures for SES salary packages were published by the Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business (DEWRSB) in the September 1999 Key Pay Indicators (online) Update No: 1000/03. The update document is located on the DEWRSB website under the government employment entry point (Agreement Making): www.dewrsb.gov.au/group_wr/agreemak/ecoupdate/key. These figures were prepared in December 1998 by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on behalf of DEWRSB and cover 24 agencies and approximately 75% of all SES.

(3) (a) The performances of all eligible DFAT staff are appraised and rated annually. Employees' performance levels are appraised first against performance indicators contained in their performance agreements (ratified between individuals and their supervisors). Employees are then rated relatively against all other staff at the same band in their Division. SES employees are rated relative to all other DFAT SES in the same band.

The provisions for payment of performance pay apply to both SES and non-SES employees, with the exception that all SES performance payments are made solely in the form of bonuses. Non-SES employees are eligible to receive either salary increases or bonuses, depending on their performance ratings and their position in relation to salary points in a broadband.

SES employees receive the following performance bonus payments, based on annual salary:

An `outstanding' rating results in a 13% bonus.

A `superior' rating results in an 8% bonus.

A `fully effective' rating results in a 2% bonus.

There is no provision for performance pay for either `satisfactory' or `unsatisfactory' ratings. For non-SES officers eligible to receive bonuses rather than salary increases, the same percentages apply.

(b) The introduction of the current performance management system in January 1998 marked a major cultural change for the department has already yielded significant productivity gains. The Senior Executive, who make decisions about SES performance ratings, recognise the strong linkage between individuals officers' performances and that of the department as a whole.

The performance of the SES is critical to the department's ability to meet the Government's expectations. Members of the SES, like all other employees, receive performance appraisal ratings on the basis of their performance against indicators set out in their respective performance agreements. The content of these agreements closely reflects the Government's, and the department's, key policy priorities; thus, the agreements are crafted to reflect and promote the various divisional Business Plans, which themselves shaped by DFAT's current Corporate Plan.

Where individual SES officers' performances fall short of their agreed indicators or do not match departmental priorities, their annual ratings will reflect this. Conversely, high quality output - which enhances the department's overall performance - will be rewarded appropriately.

AUSTRADE

(1) Austrade employed 86 SES equivalent officers at 15 December 1999. The names and employment classifications of these officers are as follows:

Name

Austrade Classification

Nominal Class

JAMIESON, C E

MD

MD

LANGHORNE, P H

DMD

DMD

BAYLISS, R J

APL 8

APL 8

DODDS, G R

APL 8

APL 8

JOHNSON, M

APL 8

APL 8

LANZARONE, G

APL 8

APL 8

O'HANLON, C G

APL 8

APL 8

SELBY, J A

APL 8

APL 8

BOAG, L G

APL 7

APL 7

CHARD, R G

APL 7

APL 7

CHESTERFIELD, I D

APL 7

APL 7

DOODY, L M

APL 7

APL 7

HEWETT, K A

APL 7

APL 7

HOOK, C E

APL 7

APL 7

JENKINS, M B

APL 7

APL 7

JOFFE, G D

APL 7

APL 7

MOIGNARD, M S

APL 7

APL 7

NEUBAUER, B

APL 7

APL 7

SYMON, C B

APL 7

APL 7

TINDALL, M R

APL 7

APL 7

WALSH, M

APL 7

APL 7

WARD, M R

APL 7

APL 7

WING, I G

APL 7

APL 7

YEUDALL, J

APL 7

APL 6

FEWCHUCK, D S

APL 6

APL 6

ABRAHAMS, M J

APL 6

APL 6

BAYLISS, J M

APL 6

APL 6

BERGMAN, P W

APL 6

APL 6

BOYLAN, R J

APL 6

APL 6

BRIDGE, R G

APL 6

APL 6

BROEKHUYSE, R A

APL 6

APL 6

BUCKLEY, A D

APL 6

APL 6

BUFFINTON, F K

APL 6

APL 6

CARMODY, G A

APL 6

APL 6

CASEY, J M

APL 6

APL 6

CHONG, M

APL 6

APL 6

CLARK, G D

APL 6

APL 6

CLEGG, A M

APL 6

APL 6

COLLINS, L H

APL 6

APL 6

COOK, B W

APL 6

APL 6

COONEY, P

APL 6

APL 6

CRAWFORD, M J

APL 6

APL 6

CRIPPS, P B

APL 6

APL 6

CROOK, D R

APL 6

APL 6

DRAVERS, R H

APL 6

APL 6

ECCLESTON, B E

APL 6

APL 6

FAULKS, D P

APL 6

APL 6

FRANK, P A

APL 6

APL 6

GOSS, T H

APL 6

APL 6

GRAY, G R

APL 6

APL 6

HARTIG, U

APL 6

APL 6

HULL, G J D

APL 6

APL 6

JACK, L M

APL 6

APL 6

JAMES, R K

APL 6

APL 6

JOHNSON, D B

APL 6

APL 6

JOHNSON, K N

APL 6

APL 6

KANE, P R

APL 6

APL 6

KENT, D S

APL 6

APL 6

LEWIS, P R

APL 6

APL 6

LORENZ, J E

APL 6

APL 6

MACMILLAN, C

APL 6

APL 6

MASAMUNE, E A

APL 6

APL 6

MAYER, A H

APL 6

APL 6

McDONALD, A D

APL 6

APL 6

McGUIGAN-LEWIS, A

APL 6

APL 6

MONRO, H M

APL 6

APL 6

O'DONOVAN, R J

APL 6

APL 6

OSBORNE, P L

APL 6

APL 6

PENDLETON, D

APL 6

APL 6

PRICE, J C

APL 6

APL 6

REES, C N

APL 6

APL 6

RITSON, D J

APL 6

APL 6

ROSE, D A

APL 6

APL 6

SCHUNTNER, G L

APL 6

APL 6

SMIT, N J

APL 6

APL 6

SPEARS, G C

APL 6

APL 6

STORY, P G

APL 6

APL 6

SUN, D

APL 6

APL 6

TAYLOR, I W

APL 6

APL 6

TROFIMOVS, J S

APL 6

APL 6

UPTON, G R

APL 6

APL 6

VICKERS, M P

APL 6

APL 6

VISSER, M C

APL 6

APL 6

WATTS, S E

APL 6

APL 6

WESTWOOD, H V

APL 6

APL 6

WILSON, G J

APL 6

APL 6

(a) and (b) Austrade's criteria for SES (Executive) staff is all staff at Austrade Performance

Level (APL) 6 and above. Note: APL 6 is equivalent to SES Band 1, APL 7 is equivalent to SES Band 2, and APL 8 is equivalent to SES Band 3. Managing Director (MD) and Deputy Managing Director (DMD) are statutory appointments.

The identification and assessment of each officer's individual financial arrangements and details is a major task and we are not prepared to authorise the time and expenditure to undertake it. In addition, the release of individual remuneration outcomes could raise privacy concerns. However, aggregate figures for SES salary packages were published by the Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business (DEWRSB) in the September 1999 Key Pay Indicators (online) Update No: 1000/03. The update document is located on the DEWRSB website under the government employment entry point (Agreement Making): www.dewrsb.gov.au/group_wr/agreemak/ecoupdate/key. These figures were prepared in December 1998 by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on behalf of DEWRSB and cover 24 agencies and approximately 75% of all SES.

(3) (a) Performance payments are determined using a 5 tier performance description criteria. Performance ratings are determined by the officer's direct manager, by comparing actual performance against the outcomes that were agreed to between the officer and their manager at the commencement of the performance cycle. Officers who achieve an Exceptional or Superior rating (top 2 tier ratings), against the performance outcomes, are entitled to receive a performance payment. These performance payments are calculated to a maximum of 5% or 3% of gross annual base salary for Exceptional and Superior ratings respectively.

(b) Performance ratings across Austrade are not finalised until the external measurement of Key Performance Indicators has been completed for the financial year. This in conjunction with the external Client Satisfaction Survey results is used to set consistent ratings across the Austrade network and to ensure that there is continuity maintained in progressive years.

AUSAID

AusAID employs 14 SES officers.

(a) and (b) The names and employment classifications of AusAID SES officers are as follows:

Bruce Davis

SES Band 2

Jennifer Rawson

SES Band 2

Peter McCawley

SES Band 2

Ian Anderson

SES Band 1

Laurence Engel

SES Band 1

Scott Dawson

SES Band 1

Colin Lonergan

SES Band 1

Michael Commins

SES Band 1

John Russell

SES Band 1

Michael Dillon

SES Band 1

Ali Gillies

SES Band 1

Annemaree O'Keefe

SES Band 1

Miranda Rawlinson

SES Band 1

Margaret Regnault

SES Band 1

(c) The identification and assessment of each officer's individual financial arrangements and details is a major task and we are not prepared to authorise the time and expenditure to undertake it. In addition, the release of individual remuneration outcomes could raise privacy concerns. However, aggregate figures for SES salary packages were published by the Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business (DEWRSB) in the September 1999 Key Pay Indicators (online) Update No: 1000/03. The update document is located on the DEWRSB website under the government employment entry point (Agreement Making): www.dewrsb.gov.au/group_wr/agreemak/ecoupdate/key. These figures were prepared in December 1998 by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on behalf of DEWRSB and cover 24 agencies and approximately 75% of all SES.

(a) The base salary of an SES employee is increased by 2% when he/she has achieved a rating of

'Fully Effective' or better in the AusAID SES Performance Planning and Review Scheme. The Scheme operates over a 12 month performance assessment cycle. Performance pay bonuses are also paid when the SES employee achieves an overall rating of 'Superior' or 'Outstanding' under the Scheme. The bonuses are 8% of the current base salary when a rating of 'Superior' is achieved and 13% when a rating of 'Outstanding' is achieved. Should an SES employee achieve a rating of either 'Satisfactory' or 'Unsatisfactory' no salary increase or bonus are paid.

(b) An SES employee's performance agreement under the Performance Planning and Review Scheme is linked to the corporate goals of the agency. This ensures that key tasks undertaken under each goal within the SES employee's area of responsibility contributes to the effective performance of the agency. The SES employee's performance against each key task is assessed on an ongoing basis and more formally in a mid-term review and an end of cycle assessment.

EFIC

EFIC has no SES officers. EFIC recruits predominantly from the private sector and its employees are employed under the EFIC Act on terms and conditions determined by the EFIC Board.

Not applicable to EFIC.

(a) and (b) The basis of performance payments in EFIC is the employee's grading under EFIC's Performance Management Program. The grading is a measurement of the employee's achievements against agreed objectives and targets and a measurement of performance in terms of job-related attributes. Individual objectives are aligned with corporate objectives.

ACIAR

2 Officers

(2) (a) Michael Brown and Ian Bevege.

(b) Both officers are employed at SES 1 level.

(c) The identification and assessment of each officer's individual financial arrangements and details is a major task and we are not prepared to authorise the time and expenditure to undertake it. In addition, the release of individual remuneration outcomes could raise privacy concerns. However, aggregate figures for SES salary packages were published by the Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business (DEWRSB) in the September 1999 Key Pay Indicators (online) Update No: 1000/03. The update document is located on the DEWRSB website under the government employment entry point (Agreement Making): www.dewrsb.gov.au/group_wr/agreemak/ecoupdate/key. These figures were prepared in December 1998 by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on behalf of DEWRSB and cover 24 agencies and approximately 75% of all SES.

(3) (a) The ACIAR performance management system does not provide for performance payments.

(b) SES officers' performance is assessed by the Director using the ACIAR performance management system. There is no formal link to the achievement of the agency's outcomes.