Comcare’s Enterprise Agreement 2010–11 is the principal instrument that sets out terms and conditions of employment for non-SES employees and nominally expires on 30 June 2011. Negotiations are continuing for a new three-year agreement. The terms and conditions of employment of SES employees in Comcare are determined by the CEO, based on individual capability and job requirements. These determinations are made under section 24(1) of the Public Service Act 1999 (Public Service Act).
Reward and recognition initiatives aim to recognise and reward the achievements of teams and individuals within Comcare and support ongoing and informal recognition between colleagues. The reward and recognition policy reflects Comcare’s culture of demonstrating appreciation and recognition for the contributions made by employees at all levels and in all areas of the agency.
This policy provides a framework within which to:
The Comcare reward and recognition policy provides for three tiers of reward:
In 2010, Comcare revised the Australia Day Award categories to align with the Plan, using the award categories of ‘Impact, Innovation and Collaboration’. Introduction of a new electronic nomination system saw a record number of peer nominations across Comcare which were short listed by Comcare’s Reward and Recognition Committee and the Comcare Executive.
In January 2011, Comcare celebrated Australia Day in all offices. Comcare’s CEO Paul O’Connor presented formal Australia Day Awards to the following 12 recipients:
Figure 6: Comcare classification structure as at 30 June 2011
Table 6: Count of location as at 30 June 2011 (ongoing and non-ongoing employees)
Table 7: Employee profile and remuneration
|Individual determinations||Collective agreement||Total||Minimum salary||Maximum salary|
|SES||7||7||$162 338||$186 308|
|Executive Level 2 (or equivalent):||49||49||$110 980||$149 350|
|Executive Level 1 (or equivalent):||150||150||$88 707||$113 437|
|APS Level 6 (or equivalent):||145||145||$71 723||$84 605|
|APS Level 5 (or equivalent):||101||101||$64 352||$69 037|
|APS Level 4 (or equivalent):||116||116||$57 067||$62 412|
|APS Level 3 (or equivalent):||64||64||$50 964||$55 322|
|APS Level 2 (or equivalent):||36||36||$44 867||$49 683|
|APS Level 1 (or equivalent):||1||1||$39 929||$43 675|
|Total||7||662||670* (includes CEO)|
* SES employees are not covered by the Comcare Enterprise Agreement 2010–11, these employees are covered by determinations made under section 24(1) of the Public Service Act.