Note 12A: Senior Executive Remuneration Expenses for the Reporting Period
  2014 2013
  $ $
Short-term employee benefits    
Salary 952,675 659,369
Annual leave accrued 60,442 50,626
Motor vehicle and other allowances 34,445 -
Total short-term employee benefits 1,047,562 709,995
     
Post-employment benefits    
Superannuation 165,247 104,964
Total post-employment benefits 165,247 104,964
     
Other long-term employee benefits    
Long-service leave 25,409 16,687
Total other long-term employee benefits 25,409 16,687
     
Total senior executive remuneration expenses 1,238,218 831,646
1. Note 12A is prepared on an accrual basis.

2. Note 12A excludes acting arrangements and part-year service where total remuneration expensed as a senior executive was less than $195,000.

3. During the 2012-13 year, three members of the Senior Executive Group were appointed but were not employed by the Commission for the full financial reporting period and did not have remuneration above the threshold for reporting purposes.
Note 12B: Average Annual Reportable Remuneration Paid to Substantive Senior Executives during the Reporting Period
 
Average annual reportable remuneration paid to substantive senior executives in 2014
Average annual reportable remuneration1 Substantive senior executives Reportable salary2 Contributed superannuation3 Reportable allowances4 Bonus paid5 Total reportable   remuneration
  No. $ $ $ $ $
Total reportable remuneration (including part-time arrangements):            
Less than $195,000 1 144,308 21,560 - - 165,868
$195,000 to $224,999 3 185,054 29,139 - - 214,193
$315,000 to $344,999 1 340,008 42,129 - - 382,138
Total number of substantive senior executives 5          
 
Average annual reportable remuneration paid to substantive senior executives in 2013
Average annual reportable remuneration1 Substantive senior executives Reportable salary2 Contributed superannuation3 Reportable allowances4 Bonus paid5 Total reportable remuneration
  No. $ $ $ $ $
Total reportable remuneration (including part-time arrangements):            
Less than $195,000 4 104,184 18,232 - - 122,416
$195,000 to $224,999 1 203,628 32,604 - - 236,232
$315,000 to $344,999 1 321,531 40,455 - - 361,986
Total number of substantive senior executives 6          
1. This table reports substantive senior executives who received remuneration during the reporting period. Each row is an averaged figure based on headcount for individuals in the band.
2. 'Reportable salary' includes the following:
 a. gross payments (less any bonuses paid, which are separated out and disclosed in the 'bonus paid' column);
 b. reportable fringe benefits (at the net amount prior to 'grossing up' for tax purposes);
 c. reportable employer superannuation contributions;
 d. exempt foreign employment income.
3. The 'contributed superannuation' amount is the average cost to the entity for the provision of superannuation benefits to substantive senior executives in that reportable remuneration band during the reporting period. 4. 'Reportable allowances' are the average actual allowances paid as per the 'total allowances' line on individuals' payment summaries. 5. 'Bonus paid' represents average actual bonuses paid during the reporting period in that reportable remuneration band. The 'bonus paid' within a particular band may vary between financial years due to various factors such as individuals commencing with or leaving Fair Work Commission during the financial year.
Note 12C: Average Annual Reportable Remuneration Paid to Other Highly Paid Staff and Members during the Reporting Period
Average annual reportable remuneration paid to Members in 2014
Average annual reportable remuneration1 Highly paid members Reportable salary2 Contributed superannuation3 Reportable allowances4 Bonus paid5 Total reportable remuneration
  No. $ $ $ $ $
Total reportable remuneration (including part-time arrangements):            
$255,000 to $284,999 1 235,571 25,000 - - 260,571
$315,000 to $344,999 6 278,751 47,785 - - 326,536
$345,000 to $374,999 16 312,587 38,339 558 - 351,484
$375,000 to $404,999 2 328,507 58,659 425 - 387,591
$405,000 to $434,999 17 406,056 8,529 70 - 414,655
$435,000 to $464,999 1 381,141 62,945 632 - 444,718
$465,000 to $494,999 1 453,960 - - - 453,960
$495,000 to $524,999 1 488,482 25,000 735 - 514,217
$525,000 to $554,999 1 517,257 17,775 - - 535,032
Total number of highly paid members 46          
 
 
Average annual reportable remuneration paid to Members in 2013
Average annual reportable remuneration1 Highly paid members Reportable salary2 Contributed superannuation3 Reportable allowances4 Bonus paid5 Total reportable remuneration
  No. $ $ $ $ $
Total reportable remuneration (including part-time arrangements):            
$210,000 to $239,999 1 200,018 32,483 - - 232,501
$300,000 to $329,999 7 288,188 34,066 216 - 322,470
$330,000 to $359,999 17 304,241 35,083 217 - 339,541
$360,000 to $389,999 1 294,920 66,448 - - 361,368
$390,000 to $419,999 5 392,706 10,008 - - 402,714
$420,000 to $449,999 11 420,948 7,753 17 - 428,718
$450,000 to $479,999 1 461,545 - - - 461,545
$570,000 to $599,999 1 595,984 - - - 595,984
Total number of highly paid members 44          
1. This table reports staff and members:
    a) who were employed by or statutorily appointed to Fair Work Commission during the reporting period;
    b) whose reportable remuneration was $195,000 or more for the reporting period; and
    c) were not required to be disclosed in Table B or director disclosures.
Each row is an averaged figure based on headcount for individuals in the band.

2. 'Reportable salary' includes the following:
    a) gross payments (less any bonuses paid, which are separated out and disclosed in the 'bonus paid' column);
    b) reportable fringe benefits (at the net amount prior to 'grossing up' for tax purposes);
    c) exempt foreign employment income; and
    d) salary sacrificed benefits.

3. The 'contributed superannuation' amount is the average cost to Fair Work Commission for the provision of superannuation benefits to other highly paid staff and members in that reportable remuneration band during the reporting period.

4. 'Reportable allowances' are the average actual allowances paid as per the 'total allowances' line on individuals' payment summaries.

5. 'Bonus paid' represents average actual bonuses paid during the reporting period in that reportable remuneration band. The 'bonus paid' within a particular band may vary between financial years due to various factors such as individuals commencing with or leaving Fair Work Commission during the financial year.

6. Various salary sacrifice arrangements were available to other highly paid staff and members including superannuation, motor vehicle and expense payment fringe benefits. Salary sacrifice benefits are reported in the 'reportable salary' column, excluding salary sacrificed superannuation, which is reported in the 'contributed superannuation' column.

7. Upon resignation / retirement from office, presidential members covered by the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 may be paid up to one year remuneration in accordance with provisions contained within the JUDGES (LONG LEAVE PAYMENTS) ACT 1979.  The application of these payments in some cases has resulted in higher reportable remuneration than that prescribed by the applicable Remuneration Tribunal determination.

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