Online version of the 2014-15 Department of Health Annual Report

3.5: Staffing Information

This section provides information on Australian Public Service (APS) employees engaged by the Department in 2014-15 under the Public Service Act 1999

Page last updated: 16 October 2015

The following tables provide details on staff numbers, locations, and aggregated information on salary, performance pay and non-salary benefits provided to staff during the year.

Table 3.5.1: Staff numbers by classification at 30 June 2015

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 14 - 10 - 24
Senior Executive Band 1 57 - 38 - 95
Executive Level 2 233 50 192 16 491
Executive Level 1 421 195 312 26 954
APS 6 478 199 217 13 907
APS 5 277 76 107 8 468
APS 4 216 48 58 7 329
APS 3 55 25 25 5 110
APS 2 7 11 3 19 40
APS 1 1 2 6 3 12
Cadet - - 1 - 1
Graduate 27 - 12 - 39
Legal 2 13 2 9 1 25
Legal 1 8 5 4 - 17
Chief Medical Officer - - 1 - 1
Principal Medical Consultant - - - 1 1
Medical Officer Class 6 - 1 2 3 6
Medical Officer Class 5 8 - 5 3 16
Medical Officer Class 4 5 4 6 2 17
Medical Officer Class 3 3 2 3 - 8
Medical Officer Class 2 10 3 4 - 17
Professional 1 - - 1 - 1
Public Affairs 4 2 1 - 7
Senior Principal Research Scientist - - 1 1 2
Principal Research Scientist - - 1 - 1
Grand total 1,840 625 1,025 108 3,598

This table includes:

  • Figures of Departmental staff as at 30 June 2015; and
  • Staff on leave, secondment and inoperative staff.

Figure 3.5.1: Comparison of staff numbers by gender between 30 June 2014 and 30 June 2015

Figure 3.5.1 is a vertical bar graph which shows the percentage of female and male staff between 30 June 2014 and 30 June 2015. There has been an increase in staffing profile between these years, from 3,464 staff at 30 June 2014 to 3,598 staff at 30 June 2015. However gender percentages have remained steady with 32% male and 68% female staff in 2014, compared with 31% male and 69% female staff in 2014.

Table 3.5.2: Comparison of Indigenous staff by employment status between 30 June 2014 and 30 June 2015

Employment status Indigenous employees
30 June 2014
30 June 2015
Ongoing 54 58
Non-ongoing - 6
Total Indigenous staff 54 64
Percentage of Indigenous staff in the Department 1.6% 1.8%

Table 3.5.3: Distribution of staff at 30 June 2015

Unit Female Male Total
Ongoing Non-ongoing Ongoing Non-ongoing
Acute Care Division 99 16 41 3 159
Best Practice Regulation & Deregulation 38 4 13 5 60
eHealth Division 36 4 26 2 68
Executive 15 2 4 2 23
Grant Services Division 274 19 82 12 387
Health Workforce Division 121 12 46 5 184
Indigenous and Rural Health Division 94 10 20 4 128
Information Technology Division 65 5 83 4 157
Legal and General Counsel 33 7 13 - 53
Medical Benefits Division 162 4 79 1 246
Office for Sport 12 2 18 1 33
Office of Chemical Safety 59 16 30 6 111
Office of Health Protection 109 7 26 2 144
People, Capability and Communication Division 135 24 46 8 213
Pharmaceutical Benefits Division 126 16 59 6 207
Population Health Division 150 8 27 1 186
Portfolio Investment Division 104 37 62 33 236
Portfolio Strategies Division 40 5 21 4 70
Primary and Mental Health Care Division 138 - 37 2 177
Office of the Gene Technology Regulator 25 2 21 2 50
Therapeutic Goods Administration 413 17 265 11 706
Department total 2,248 217 1,019 114 3,598

This table includes:

  • Figures of all staff by unit as at 30 June 2015, including staff on leave, secondment and inoperative staff; and
  • Non-ongoing figures include casual staff.

Table 3.5.4: Distribution of staff by State and Territory at 30 June 2015

State Total
Australian Capital Territory 3,304
New South Wales 131
Victoria 58
Queensland 40
Western Australia 25
Northern Territory 16
South Australia 16
Tasmania 8
Total 3,598

This table includes the head count figures of all staff by State and Territory as at 30 June 2015, including staff on leave, secondment, inoperative and outposted staff. Figures include staff from within the Department working in the Therapeutic Goods Administration and in the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator.

Table 3.5.5: Senior Executive Service Staff and equivalent staff with Individual Agreements at 30 June 2015

Nominal Classification Number of staff with Approved
Individual Agreements
Total
Female
Male
SES 3 2 4 6
SES 2 13 7 20
SES 1 49 31 80
Chief Medical Officer - 1 1
Principal Medical Consultant - 1 1
Medical Officer Class 6 1 4 5
Medical Officer Class 5 8 9 17

Table 3.5.6: Non-Senior Executive Service Staff covered by Individual Flexibility Arrangements and Enterprise Agreement at 30 June 2015

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 staff1 3,402 476
  1. This data does not include those staff who were part of the Section 72, Machinery of Government moves from the former:
  • Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sports - transferring staff are covered under the section 24(3) determination of 18 September 2013 for non-SES employees, which maintains the terms and conditions of their previous agreement.
  • Health Workforce Australia and General Practice Education and Training Ltd - transferring staff continue to be covered by their previous agreements under the provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009 relating to transfer of business.

Table 3.5.7: APS levels salary structure

Classification
Salary ranges as at 1 July 2014
$
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 3.5.8: Graduate APS salary structure – commencement salary

Classification
Salary ranges as at 1 July 2014
$
Graduate APS
53,652

Table 3.5.9: Professional 1 salary structure

Local title
APS classification
Salary ranges as at 1 July 2014
$
Professional 1
APS 5
74,451
APS 5
70,716
APS 4
65,996
APS 41
64,229
APS 32
59,987
APS 3
58,296
  1. Salary on commencement for a professional with a four year degree (or higher).
  2. Salary on commencement for a professional with a three year degree.

Table 3.5.10: Medical Officer salary structure

Local title
Salary ranges as at 1 July 2014
$
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 3.5.11: Legal salary structure

Local title APS classification
Salary ranges as at 1 July 2014
$
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 3.5.12: Public Affairs salary structure

Local title APS classification
Salary ranges as at 1 July 2014
$
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 41
64,229
  1. This level is generally reserved for staff with less than two years experience.

Table 3.5.13: Research Scientist salary structure

Local title APS classification
Salary ranges as at 1 July 2014
$
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 3.5.14: Cadet salary structure

Classification
Salary ranges as at 1 July 2014
$
Cadet Full-Time Study
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 3.5.15: Senior Executive Service staff and Senior Medical Officer indicative salary bandwidths1

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

Table 3.5.16: 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
Reflection room
Eyesight testing and reimbursement of prescribed eyewear costs specifically for use with screen-based equipment
Annual influenza vaccinations
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 close down 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
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 3.5.17: Senior Executive Service and Equivalent Staff, Performance-Based Payments, 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015

Level Number Aggregated
amount
$
Average

$
Minimum

$
Maximum

$
Senior Executive Band 2 and 3 36 792,070 22,002 6,969 44,151
Senior Executive Band 1 83 1,069,407 12,884 691 27,686
Total 119 1,861,477

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 aggregated to preserve employee privacy.

The majority of performance payments made in 2014-15 relate to assessments for the 2013-14 cycle. A small number relate to assessments for the 2014-15 cycle.

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

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

Table 3.5.18: Non-Senior Executive Service staff, performance-based payments, 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015

Level Number Aggregated
amount
$
Average

$
Minimum

$
Maximum

$
Non-Senior Executive Service staff 474 3,336,151 7,038 926 17,283

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 2014-15 relate to assessments for the 2013-14 cycle. A small number relate to assessments for the 2014-15 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.