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DFAT Annual Report 1998-99






Appendix 2: Staffing Overview (continued)

Performance Pay

This year was the second cycle, and the first full-year cycle for non-SES officers, under which officers were eligible to receive performance pay through the department’s Certified Agreement. For SES officers, all performance pay was in the form of a bonus; for non-SES officers some was paid as a bonus and some (where applicable) as a paypoint movement. Non-SES officers rated as ‘Outstanding’ moved two paypoints, or, where they were at the top of a broadband, received a 13 per cent bonus. For those rated as ‘Superior’, movement was one paypoint, or an 8 per cent bonus for those at the top of their broadband. Officers rated as ‘Fully Effective’ were entitled to a paypoint movement provided they had also been rated as fully effective in the preceding cycle; otherwise a 2 per cent bonus was paid.

A significant number of non-SES officers who were rated as fully effective in this cycle had also been rated as fully effective in the first cycle. As a result, the number of officers moving paypoints was greater than in the first year, resulting in higher expenditure on the performance appraisal system than in the first cycle. The cost for the non-SES officers was approximately $3.4 million, and for the SES approximately $640 000, compared to $2.25 million and
$603 000 respectively, in 1997–98.

Table 71 Ratings Distribution for Non-SES Staff by Location
(Australia and Overseas)

 

Unsatisfactory
%

Satisfactory
%

Fully Effective
%

Superior
%

Outstanding
%

Australia

<1

13

56

26

5

Overseas

<1

10

60

25

5

 

Table 72 Ratings Distribution for Non-SES Staff by Gender
(Australia and Overseas)

 

Unsatisfactory
%

Satisfactory
%

Fully Effective
%

Superior
%

Outstanding
%

Female

<1

12

60

24

4

Male

1

13

54

27

5

 

Table 73 Performance Payments by Level

 

Unsatisfactory
%

Satisfactory
%

Fully Effective
%

Superior
%

Outstanding
%

Non-SES

<1

13

56

26

5

SES (including heads of mission)

1

11

58

25

5

 

Table 74 Senior Executive Service Performance Ratings by Gender

 

Unsatisfactory
%

Satisfactory
%

Fully Effective
%

Superior
%

Outstanding
%

Female

0

6

63

25

6

Male

1

12

56

26

5

 

Table 75 Ratings Distribution by Division and Level (includes Australia-Based Officers Overseas)

 

Unsatisfactory
%

Satisfactory
%

Fully effective
%

Superior
%

Outstanding
%

Location

         

Americas and Europe Division

0

13

56

26

5

Corporate Management Division

0

14

55

26

5

Executive, Planning and Evaluation Branch

0

11

58

26

5

International Organisations and Legal Division

0

13

56

26

5

International Security Division

0

16

55

25

4

Market Development Division

2

11

56

26

5

North Asia Division

1

11

57

26

5

Passports, Services and Security Division

1

13

56

25

5

Public Affairs and Consular Division

0

15

55

25

5

South Pacific, Africa and Middle East Division

0

15

55

25

5

South and South-East Asia Division

0

11

57

27

5

Trade Negotiations Division

0

14

56

25

5

Level

         

SES/heads of mission

1

11

58

25

5

Broadband 1

<1

18

60

19

3

Broadband 2

<1

9

56

29

6

Broadband 3

1

6

52

36

5

Total

<1

13

56

26

5

 

Table 76 Non-SES Performance Payment ‘Ready Reckoner’

Paypoint
($)

Fully Effective:
Dollar Bonus
($)

Fully Effective for Two Cycles–Move to Paypoint
($)

Superior:
Move to Paypoint
($)

Outstanding:
Move to Paypoint
($)

Broadband 1

       

25 652

513.04

27 231.00

27 231.00

29 030.00

27 231

544.62

29 030.00

29 030.00

30 613.00

29 030

580.60

30 613.00

30 613.00

32 193.00

30 613

612.26

32 193.00

32 193.00

33 925.00

32 193

643.86

33 925.00

33 925.00

35 688.00

33 925

678.50

35 688.00

35 688.00

38 025.00

35 688

713.76

38 025.00

38 025.00

40 014.00

38 025

760.50

40 014.00

40 014.00

40 014.00

40 014

800.28

Bonus: 800.28

Bonus: 3 201.12

Bonus: 5 201.82

Broadband 2

       

41 105

822.10

42 393.00

42 393.00

43 587.00

42 393

847.86

43 587.00

43 587.00

45 501.00

43 587

871.74

45 501.00

45 501.00

46 747.00

45 501

910.02

46 747.00

46 747.00

49 097.00

46 747

934.94

49 097.00

49 097.00

50 998.00

49 097

981.94

50 998.00

50 998.00

55 460.00

50 998

1 019.96

55 460.00

55 460.00

59 891.00

55 460

1 110.20

59 891.00

59 891.00

59 891.00

59 891

1 197.82

Bonus: 1 197.82

Bonus: 4 791.28

Bonus: 7 785.83

Broadband 3

       

63 941

1 278.82

67 461.00

67 461.00

72 506.00

67 461

1 349.22

72 506.00

72 506.00

74 933.00

72 506

1 450.12

74 933.00

74 933.00

74 933.00

74 933

1 498.66

Bonus: 1 498.66

Bonus: 5 994.64

Bonus: 9 741.29


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