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Chief Human Resource Officer's Report

Sandra Slater, Acting Chief Human Resources Officer

This year has been a year of challenge and a year of change. It will be remembered most notably for the efforts the global community have made to keep each other healthy, safe, and connected.

I am incredibly proud of our OneTMR family for rising to the challenge to ensure business continuity as well as the health, safety and wellbeing of each other and the community we serve.

We implemented a robust safety assurance framework to COVID-19 conditions to maintain delivery of critical safety outcomes throughout the pandemic. 

Our diligence in keeping connected despite working remotely was underpinned by our Mental Health Strategy 2019–21. This strategy implemented vital training that enables managers and employees to more confidently discuss their wellbeing concerns and access support. Our new partnership with Employee Assistance Program provider, Benestar, has also provided employees with 24/7 employee assistance, as well as specialist coaching and support services. 

Diversity and inclusivity continue to be a key focus of our people capability plans and we are delivering on our commitments. 

In November, our Indigenous Employees Network forum was attended by members from across the state and identified several priorities to further break down barriers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees.

We welcomed 25 high-calibre graduates in 2020 in positions across the state. This year's cohort was diverse, with a 25 per cent increase in our female graduates, an 11 per cent increase of graduates identifying as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and up to four per cent increase of graduates living with a disability.

The department continues to listen to our employees though our annual Working for Queensland Survey to ensure we are doing all we can to facilitate positive change. Notable progress was made in how we support each other, through wellbeing programs and development opportunities, and how managers continue to model our values and culture.

This year, we are continuing our strong focus on ensuring our employees are healthy, safe, and well in a supportive and inclusive environment, equipped to face challenges in a changing world. 

Table 5: Workforce statistics as at 30 June 2020

 

2019–20

2018–19

2017–18

2016–17

2015–16

2014–15

2013–14

Full-time equivalent employees*

7333

7199

7180

7192

7,032

6891

6857

Employee headcount

9446

9186

9181

9112

8899

8,737

8721

Permanent

70%

70%

70%

70%

71%

73%

73%

Temporary

8%

7%

8%

8%

7%

5%

4%

Casual

22%

22%

22%

22%

22%

22%

23%

Permanent employee separation rate

5.6%

6.1%

6%

5%

5.5%

5%

8%

Non-Corporate roles

82%

82%

82%

82%

82%

81%

81%

Average age

48.3

48.1

47.6

47.1

46.2

45.8

45.1

Manager to employee ratio

1:7.2

1:7.3

1:7.2

01:07.5

1:7.9

1:8.2

1:10.8

SES/SO eligible to retire

29%

29%

25%

22%

22%

23%

23%

SES/SO women

32%

30%

32%

30%

27%

27%

25%

Located outside SEQ

31%

32%

32%

36%

36%

37%

38%

Average retirement age

64.2

63.9

64.3

62.9 yrs

63.8

63.1

62.7

Average length of service

10.29

10.26

10.08

9.84 yrs

n/a

n/a

n/a

Occupational groups

79

79

79

80

79

80

80

*Percentages have been rounded to the nearest whole number.
Data Source: TMR SAP Business Warehouse

Workforce Profile

At 30 June 2020, there were 7333 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees within the department, representing a decrease of 134 on last year’s total FTEs. Our workforce composition is complex and includes 79 occupational groups spread across trade, professional, technical and administrative disciplines throughout Queensland.

Table 6: Comparative workforce data as at 30 June 2020

Gender

Full Time

Part Time

Casual

Total

Full Time

Part Time

Casual

Total

Female

2634

769

1590

4993

2580

531

253

3365

Male

3853

75

525

4453

3823

52

93

3969

Grand Total

6487

844

2115

9446

6404

583

346

7333


Age Full Time Part Time Casual Total Full Time Part Time Casual Total
< 25 Years

186

4

85

275

186

3

25

213

20 - 34 Years

1052

109

130

1291

1025

73

37

1135

35 - 44 Years

1693

346

270

2309

1668

238

50

1956

45 - 54 Years

1872

196

411

2479

1861

142

66

2068

55 - 64 Years

1466

153

528

2147

1449

105

78

1632

> 65 Years

218

36

691

945

215

23

91

329

Grand Total

6487

844

2115

9446

6404

583

346

7333


Equivalent Salary Level Full Time Part Time Casual Total Full Time Part Time Casual Total

AO1

14

0

0

14

14

0

0

14

AO2

710

45

2075

2830

705

30

323

1057

AO3

1249

413

15

1677

1227

283

7

1517

AO4

962

80

3

1045

949

55

2

1005

AO5

945

88

0

1033

934

60

0

994

AO6

871

90

10

971

858

64

7

930

AO7

849

89

12

950

840

63

8

910

AO8

559

32

0

591

552

24

0

576

SO

214

7

0

221

212

5

0

216

SES

114

0

0

114

113

0

0

113

Grand Total

6487

844

2115

9446

6404

583

346

7333

Data source: TMR SAP Business Warehouse
*Separation and retention rates are calculated using different formulas. Overall combined rates do not add up to 100 per cent.