Workforce Planning

The NHFB became a stand–alone agency on 24 June 2013. The NHFB employment framework is an Authority Determination 24(1) pursuant to the Public Service Act 1999. The Determination provides additional entitlements to those that the employee enjoys under the Australian Public Service Award 1998. The Determination will continue in force until the commencement of an Enterprise Agreement for non–Senior Executive Service employees.

The NHFB has in place a Human Resources delegations manual, a recruitment and selection framework, work level standards, and a Workplace Diversity Plan 2014–16.

Tables 7 and 8 detail staff numbers and aggregated information on non–salary benefits provided to staff as at 30 June 2014.

Table 7: NHFB employee numbers at 30 June 2014
Unit Female Male Total
Ongoing Non ongoing Ongoing Non ongoing
Office of CEO

1

0

0

0

Finance and Reporting

4

0

2

0

Integrity, Assurance and Resourcing

3

0

1

0

Data Modelling and Analysis

1

0

2

0

Policy and Strategy

3

0

0

0

Table 8: Senior Executive — Holders of Public Office
Senior executive Male Total

Holder of Public Office — Office of the CEO

1

Holder of Public Office — Administrator of the National Health Funding Pool7

1

7Note that the Administrator of the National Health Funding Pool is not an employee of the NHFB.

The Administrator and the NHFB Chief Executive Officer are Holders of Public Office. Their remuneration (salary and benefits) is determined by the Remuneration Tribunal.

The NHFB applied the Commonwealth Department of Health’s APS salary classification ranges for the 2013–14 financial year.

Non–salary benefits for non–senior executive service staff

The following benefits were available for non–senior executive service staff:

  • access to Employee Assistance program
  • access to paid leave at half pay and leave without pay
  • use of taxis after hours to provide safe transport to and from work
  • allowances (travel, disturbance, overtime meal break, disruption, workplace responsibility, etc.)
  • annual close down for Christmas
  • annual leave
  • breastfeeding facilities
  • community service leave
  • compensation leave (including bereavement leave)
  • blood donation leave
  • eye sight testing
  • extended purchased leave
  • family care assistance
  • financial assistance to access financial advice for staff 54 years and older
  • flexible work arrangements for parents
  • flextime scheme (APS staff only)
  • flexible working locations and home–based work including, where appropriate, access to laptop computers and mobile phones
  • influenza vaccinations
  • leave for Australian Defence Force reserve and continuous full time service
  • long service leave
  • maternity leave
  • miscellaneous leave with pay e.g. Study bank, moving house, participation in major international sporting events, jury duty etc.
  • parental (partner) leave
  • personal/carers leave
  • pre–adoption/adoption or foster leave
  • school holiday family care subsidy
  • war service sick leave.

Non–salary benefits — senior executive service staff

  • All of the above benefits apart from flextime
  • Airline lounge membership

Training and development

The NHFB actively encourages all staff members to take full advantage of the training programs available by the Commonwealth Department of Health, Australian Public Service Commission and external providers, and to participate in training and development opportunities where possible.

Performance Pay

There were no performance payments provided by the NHFB in the 2013–14 financial year.

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