About the Department

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The Australian Government Department of Employment is responsible for national policies and programmes that help Australians find and keep employment and work in safe, fair and productive workplaces.

The Department of Employment works to one Minister, the Minister for Employment, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash.

Secretary Renée Leon PSM and the deputy secretaries are responsible for the delivery of the department’s services.

Organisation Chart

Corporate Plan

The 2016–17 Corporate Plan is the overarching performance reporting document which outlines the Department’s purpose, environment, performance, capability and risk management.

The plan, which is a requirement under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, will be reported against in the Annual Report 2016–17 and updated on an annual basis.

Corporate plan

Department of Employment Strategic Plan 2014–2017

The Department of Employment Strategic Plan 2014–2017 sets the direction for how the Department works to help Australians find and maintain a job and work in a safe and fair environment.

Strategic Plan 2014 –2017 website

Strategic Plan 2014 – 2017

The Department of Employment Innovation Framework 2016-18 connects innovative people, ideas and resources to achieve our Strategic Plan 2014–2017 vision: More Jobs. Great Workplaces.

Innovation Framework 2016-18

In addition to the Department of Employment, a number of employment portfolio agencies help deliver the Australian Government’s workplace relations system.

Department of Employment Client Service Charter

The Client Service Charter is a statement of what the Department of Employment does and the standards of service you can expect from the department. This Client Service Charter is the overarching charter for the department. Some of the department’s programmes have specific charters or feedback or complaints channels which apply to their particular business activities.
Client Service Charter

Resources

The following is a list of all the resources that are associated with About the Department.

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  1. 2014-15 Financial Year Listing of Non Procurement Entity Contract

    Created: 9 September 2015

    Senate Order for the publishing of Departmental Entity Contracts as required under the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997

  2. 2016–17 Corporate Plan

    Created: 31 August 2015  |  Last modified: 29 August 2016

    2016–17 Department of Employment Corporate Plan

  3. Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency- Statement of Expectations

    Created: 6 August 2015

    This document outlines the Minister’s expectations on the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency regarding the objectives and priorities of the deregulation agenda.

  4. Calendar Year 2014 Senate Order on departmental and agency contracts listing relating to the period 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014

    Created: 26 February 2014  |  Last modified: 5 March 2015

    Senate Order for the publishing of Departmental and Agency Contracts as required under the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997.

  5. Certification of compliance with Australian Government Advertising Guidelines for jobactive campaign

    Created: 10 September 2015

    Chief Executive Certification for Government Advertising Campaigns

  6. Certification Statement – Experience+ Mature Age campaign

    Created: 2 April 2013  |  Last modified: 22 April 2013

    Chief Executive Certification for Government Advertising Campaigns

  7. Certification Statement – Regional Student Income Support Campaign

    Created: 22 December 2011  |  Last modified: 22 December 2011

  8. Chief Executive Certification for Government Advertising Campaigns

    Created: 5 September 2011  |  Last modified: 5 September 2011

  9. Chief Executive Certification- Restart and Mature Age Employment Campaign

    Created: 15 July 2014  |  Last modified: 13 February 2015

    Signed Chief Executive certification document for the Restart and Mature Age Employment campaign

  10. Code of Conduct in Contracting

    Created: 30 November 2009  |  Last modified: 9 February 2015

    This ‘Code of conduct in contracting’ document outlines the expected relationship behaviours for both the Department of Employment (the department) staff and all staff of...

  11. Comcare- Statement of Expectations

    Created: 6 August 2015

    This document outlines the Minister’s expectations on Comcare regarding the objectives and priorities of the deregulation agenda.

  12. Complete Privacy Policy

    Created: 13 March 2014

    Provides detailed information on how the department manages the personal information it holds.

  13. Condensed Privacy Policy

    Created: 13 March 2014

    Provides a shorter explanation of how the department manages the personal information it holds.

  14. COTA 2015 National Policy Forum Thursday 02 July 2015

    Created: 16 July 2015

    On Thursday 02 July 2015 the Department of Employment Secretary spoke at the COTA 2015 National Policy Forum Council on Ageing about workforce participation for the ageing...

  15. Department of Employment Agency Multicultural Plan 2014-2015

    Created: 4 August 2015

    Department of Employment Agency Multicultural Plan 2014-2015

  16. Department of Employment Annual Report 2015-16

    Created: 12 October 2016

    The annual report contains information on the department's activities during the 2015-16 financial year.  A html version of the Department of Employment Annual report 2015-16 is...

  17. Department of Employment Disability Action Plan

    Created: 4 August 2015

    Department of Employment Disability Action Plan

  18. Department of Employment Diversity Strategy 2015-2017

    Created: 4 August 2015

    Department of Employment Diversity Strategy 2015-2017

  19. Department of Employment Procedures for Dealing with Public Interest Disclosures

    Created: 22 January 2014

    Department of Employment Procedures for Dealing with Public Interest Disclosures

  20. Departmental File List – 1 January to 30 June 2016

    Created: 12 October 2016

    Procedural order of Continuing Effect Number 12 requires each Department to publish a list of the titles of all relevant files, including new parts of existing files, created in...

  21. Departmental File List- 1 January to 30 June 2014

    Created: 9 September 2014

    Procedural Order of Continuing Effect Number 12 requires each Department to publish a list of the titles of all relevant files, including new parts of existing files, created in...

  22. Departmental File List- July to December 2012

    Created: 27 February 2013

    The Senate passed a motion by Senator Brian Harradine containing a detailed Order for the regular tabling in the Senate of lists of departmental files.

  23. Fair Work Building and Construction- Statement of Expectations

    Created: 6 August 2015

    This document outlines the Minister’s expectations on the Fair Work Building and Construction regarding the objectives and priorities of the deregulation agenda.

  24. Fair Work Commission- Statement of Expectations

    Created: 6 August 2015

    This document outlines the Minister’s expectations on the Fair Work Commission regarding the objectives and priorities of the deregulation agenda.

  25. Fair Work Ombudsman- Statement of Expectations

    Created: 7 August 2015

    This document outlines the Minister’s expectations on the Fair Work Ombudsman regarding the objectives and priorities of the deregulation agenda.

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