Collective and individual agreements

All non-SES employees are covered by the Fair Work Australia Enterprise Agreement 2011–14 (PDF) (FWAEA).

Each SES employee is covered by an individual Public Service Act 1999 (Public Service Act) section 24(1) determination.

Fair Work Australia Enterprise Agreement 2011 14

The FWAEA passed its nominal expiry date of 30 June 2014. The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service, Senator the Hon. Eric Abetz, announced new workplace bargaining arrangements for the Commonwealth public sector in March 2014. The bargaining policy applies to the Commission’s negotiations in this round of bargaining. The Commission will comply in negotiating its new enterprise agreement.

Senior Executive Service remuneration

The Commission has four SES employees. Conditions related to the employment of the SES employees, including remuneration, are contained in individual determinations made under section 24(1) of the Public Service Act. These determinations are comprehensive documents covering each employee’s terms and conditions.

Non-salary benefits

Non-salary benefits are available to employees through the FWAEA, individual arrangements and other initiatives and include:

  • time off in lieu of overtime
  • access to annual train, tram, bus and ferry tickets— the Commission pays the up-front cost and the employee then repays the amount fortnightly over a 12-month period, and
  • healthy lifestyle initiatives—such as subsidised fitness classes.

Performance pay

An employee’s paypoint progression through the broadbanded classification arrangements is contingent upon satisfactory performance through a performance assessment process against an agreed individual performance and development plan.