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Friday, 6 December 1985
Page: 3234

(Question No. 399)


Senator Bolkus asked the Minister for Finance, upon notice, on 20 August 1985:

(1) What has been the increase in staff in each level in the Department of Finance in each of the last 10 years.

(2) How does this compare with staff increases in the Public Service in general.


Senator Walsh —The answer to the honour- able senator's question is as follows:

(1) The attached table provides details of actual staff variations at each classification level in the Department of Finance as at 30 June for the years 1977 to 1985 and 31 December 1976. The Department of Finance came into existence in December 1976 when the Department of Treasury was split into two Departments (ie Treasury and Finance). The Office of the Superannuation Fund Investment Trust and the Australian Government Re-tirement Benefits Office are autonomous agencies within the Finance portfolio; figures for these and other sepa-rate agencies previously within the portfolio are not included.

(2) The figures used for comparison purposes for the service as a whole were taken from the Public Service Board Statistical Year Books. However the only figures available by level for comparison were at 31 December of each year. Taken over the whole period, the figures show a decline of 0.1% (from 953 to 952) in the staff of the Department of Finance compared with an in-crease of 18.5% (from 117795 to 139644) in the staff of the Public Service in general.

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

Variation in Actual Staffing Levels by Classification-1976 to 1985

Comparison between Department of Finance and the Public Service in General

Classification level

1976

DoF

Service

1977

DoF

Service

1978

DoF

Service

1979

DoF

Service

1980

DoF

Service

Senior Executive Service

Level 6...

1

n.f.a.

nil

12

nil

4

nil

3

nil6

Level 5...

0

n.f.a.

nil

2

nil

1

nil

1

nil

12

Level 4...

4

n.f.a.

1

88

nil

13

nil

12

nil

-1

Level 3...

0

n.f.a.

nil

234

nil

4

3

15

-1

-5

Level 2...

16

n.f.a.

1

202

nil

20

-1

44

nil

12

Level 1...

2

n.f.a.

nil

663

nil

4

nil

-1

-1

-7

Clerical Administrative

Class 11...

48

834

4

6

1

85

1

69

2

104

Class 10...

4

1,001

nil

1

2

6

-2

24

-1

69

Class 9...

75

2,236

7

57

-5

187

4

165

5

199

Class 8...

57

3,309

-5

22

3

-8

-8

140

-2

190

Class 7...

43

2,891

-1

496

-4

50

6

127

-7

220

Class 6...

60

6,101

2

-377

-9

482

3

295

-1

184

Class 5...

43

5,493

-10

50

2

52

7

158

-4

196

Class 4...

62

6,920

9

261

-3

33

-13

532

4

120

Class 2/3...

86

7,655

2

-158

-2

265

nil

-146

-2

226

Class 1...

33

11,168

13

-2,302

-9

567

-10

-96

-1

337

Cadet...

2

116

6

-24

-7

45

3

-35

-4

-58

Computer Systems Officer

Grade 5...

1

n.f.a.

1

n.f.a.

-1

n.f.a.

nil

44

nil

30

Grade 4...

3

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

2

n.f.a.

-1

102

-1

33

Grade 3...

11

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

1

n.f.a.

3

271

1

100

Grade 2...

7

n.f.a.

5

n.f.a.

11

n.f.a.

2

447

2

185

Grade 1...

11

n.f.a.

7

n.f.a.

8

n.f.a.

1

545

3

52

Clerical Assistant

Grade 8...

0

14

nil

nil

nil

9

nil

-1

nil

7

Grade 7...

2

91

nil

-3

nil

10

nil

12

nil

5

Grade 6...

1

502

nil

28

1

21

nil

46

nil

30

Grade 5...

2

840

nil

31

nil

75

nil

70

nil

40

Grade 4...

10

3,173

-4

67

-1

199

2

214

1

141

Grade 3...

49

4,819

-1

38

-1

305

6

85

-5

254

Grade 2...

27

4,003

2

44

-9

-70

1

119

2

-8

Grade 1...

52

9,344

6

-1,370

-24

737

-5

-16

4

387

Keyboard

Typist Controller, Grade 2...

1

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

Personal Secretary, Grade 2...

0

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

-1

n.f.a.

Personal Secretary, Grade 1...

1

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

Steno-Secretary, Grade 2...

6

n.f.a.

nil

455

nil

36

3

45

-1

30

Steno-Secretary, Grade 1...

19

n.f.a.

nil

1,009

-1

18

nil

49

1

-4

WP Supervisor, Grade 2...

0

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

WP Supervisor, Grade 1...

0

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

WP Typist, Grade 2...

0

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

WP Typist, Grade 1...

0

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

Typist Supervisor, Grade 2...

2

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

-1

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

Typist Supervisor, Grade 1...

5

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

-4

n.f.a.

nil

n.f.a.

Typist, Grade 2...

40

n.f.a.

-9

1,471

-10

81

-3

117

nil

-3

Typist, Grade 1...

31

n.f.a.

-1

4,918

1

166

-19

78

2

93

Supervisor (DPO), Grade 2...

3

n.f.a.

nil

36

1

nil

-1

1

nil

4

Supervisor (DPO), Grade 1...

6

n.f.a.

nil

77

-1

3

nil

11

nil

3

DPO, Grade 3...

13

n.f.a.

nil

159

-1

4

3

-1

-1

7

DPO, Grade 2...

65

n.f.a.

2

1,121

2

47

10

107

-9

61

DPO, Grade 1...

21

n.f.a.

-8

296

3

-34

-13

9

1

40

DPO-in-training...

2

n.f.a.

5

43

-5

-7

-2

33

1

-38

Computer Operator

Senior, Grade 3...

2

n.f.a.

nil

75

nil

-2

1

nil

nil

1

Senior, Grade 2...

1

n.f.a.

nil

82

1

6

1

14

-1

-2

Senior, Grade 1...

1

n.f.a.

nil

70

nil

-2

1

8

nil

9

Grade 2...

1

n.f.a.

1

177

nil

7

nil

-3

-2

2

Grade 1...

1

n.f.a.

-1

125

nil

-38

1

79

6

-34

In training...

2

n.f.a.

nil

96

nil

-38

1

-29

-1

nil

Other...

18

47,285

-4

-9,174

-6

207

-2

-1,848

nil

-814

Total...

953

117,795

30

-896

-60

3,550

-21

1,915

-11

2,415

n.f.a.= no figures available.

Classification level

1981

DoF

Service

1982

DoF

Service

1983

DoF

Service

1984

DoF

Service

1985

DoF

Service

Senior Executive Service

Level 6...

nil

-5

1

-2

nil

1

nil

2

nil

1

Level 5...

nil

13

nil

nil

nil

4

nil

6

nil

-4

Level 4...

nil

-8

nil

-10

nil

-8

1

14

1

8

Level 3...

nil

nil

-1

1

1

2

1

7

nil

9

Level 2...

nil

22

nil

-20

-1

nil

4

17

3

45

Level 1...

nil

8

nil

-6

nil

16

4

5

-2

8

Clerical Administrative

Class 11

1

nil

23

nil

84

4

162

13

256

Class 10

nil

71

nil

4

2

31

-2

66

3

43

Class 9

-1

176

4

16

9

172

6

322

16

543

Class 8

3

175

6

-16

-9

153

nil

357

10

401

Class 7

6

252

2

-38

nil

157

7

387

4

396

Class 6

-3

335

nil

9

-2

157

-1

497

nil

800

Class 5

9

45

1

-23

5

31

-5

788

-4

697

Class 4

1

436

4

-99

-6

-25

3

-293

-6

937

Class 2/3

-5

-7

-5

-165

5

198

-14

554

8

369

Class 1

-3

7

-3

-247

-1

796

-6

2,285

4

-1,199

Cadet

nil

5

nil

40

nil

-16

5

-22

-5

18

Computer Systems Officer

Grade 5

nil

-19

nil

4

2

14

1

2

1

10

Grade 4

nil

11

nil

8

4

28

1

12

-1

35

Grade 3

1

-33

1

37

5

65

-3

63

3

60

Grade 2

-1

-5

3

43

-1

48

-3

69

-4

73

Grade 1

-2

65

-4

65

-2

-22

-2

15

4

3

Clerical Assistant

Grade 8

nil

5

nil

-4

nil

8

nil

5

nil

-5

Grade 7

-1

14

1

10

nil

-4

nil

8

nil

79

Grade 6

-1

37

nil

-13

nil

4

1

57

1

1

Grade 5

nil

80

nil

13

nil

76

nil

619

3

129

Grade 4

-2

159

2

-80

nil

77

-1

-177

1

230

Grade 3

nil

155

-4

-210

1

118

2

33

-1

152

Grade 2

-4

72

-3

-342

2

nil

-3

194

-1

108

Grade 1

-13

291

-3

59

-5

621

nil

1,285

2

-358

Keyboard

Typist Controller, Grade 2

nil

12

nil

16

nil

-4

nil

4

nil

5

Personal Secretary, Grade 2

nil

nil

nil

23

nil

14

1

15

-1

7

Personal Secretary, Grade 1

1

nil

1

161

nil

9

nil

-8

nil

-62

Steno-secretary, Grade 2

-1

14

-1

-80

1

-11

3

16

-2

38

Steno-secretary, Grade 1

-2

25

nil

-49

1

22

3

45

-1

24

WP Supervisor, Grade 2

1

3

nil

31

nil

9

nil

9

2

9

WP Supervisor, Grade 1

2

4

nil

27

nil

20

nil

18

nil

15

WP Typist, Grade 2

2

3

nil

42

-1

27

1

19

-2

35

WP Typist, Grade 1

4

45

2

316

1

175

nil

172

4

190

Typist Supervisor, Grade 2

-1

48

nil

-13

nil

-2

nil

nil

nil

-4

Typist Supervisor, Grade 1

-2

452

nil

-74

nil

-29

nil

-13

nil

-32

Typist, Grade 2

-7

7

nil

-232

-1

-3

-4

84

3

-122

Typist, Grade 1

-2

16

-4

-395

nil

-332

2

265

-1

208

Supervisor (DPO), Grade 2

nil

nil

nil

nil

nil

nil

nil

-1

-1

-2

Supervisor (DPO), Grade 1

6

15

3

1

nil

-7

nil

6

-3

-4

DPO, Grade 3

-3

11

-3

-6

1

-4

-1

-16

-1

2

DPO, Grade 2

nil

44

-1

-4

6

15

-6

115

-6

-37

DPO, Grade 1

-2

-28

3

48

nil

102

5

111

8

-73

DPO-in-training

4

-1

-3

13

1

-19

-1

17

2

47

Computer Operator

Senior, Grade 3

-1

12

nil

-12

1

-4

-1

1

1

-1

Senior, Grade 2

1

10

-1

1

nil

2

nil

-8

2

10

Senior, Grade 1

nil

-2

nil

3

nil

5

nil

5

2

-3

Grade 2

3

nil

2

-9

nil

-14

nil

-13

-3

-22

Grade 1

-2

11

-3

16

-2

-6

4

-25

nil

-50

In training

-2

-15

4

-5

-1

-4

-3

-5

nil

nil

Other

2

-748

nil

-271

nil

624

1

1,241

2

-2,905

Total

-14

2,394

1

-1,395

16

3,371

4

9,383

54

1,112