Other disclosures

Ministerial directions

No Ministerial directives were received during the reporting period.

Other financial disclosures

Pricing policies of services provided

The Commission charges for services rendered on a full or partial cost recovery basis.  These fees and charges were determined in accordance with the Costing and Pricing Government Services: Guidelines for Use by Agencies in the Western Australian Public Sector published by Treasury.

The current fees and charges are available on the Commission’s website at http://www.eoc.wa.gov.au/community-education-training/current-courses/courses---standard

Capital works

No Capital works were undertaken this year.

Employment and Industrial Relations

Staff profile

Number of Staff

Workers compensation

During the 2016-17 financial year no new compensation claims were recorded.

Staff development

Workforce planning

The Equal Opportunity Commission is constantly striving to build and maintain a workforce that will enable it to deliver quality services to all clients. Our Workforce Plan aims to identify skills gaps, look at ways for developing our people and implement a recruiting strategy to help us achieve and maintain a workforce with the expertise needed to deliver our core objectives.

As a result of this, the following have been identified as priority:

  • Attracting and retaining the right people
  • Minimising skill loss; maximising skill sharing; documenting learned knowledge
  • Supporting diversity
  • Creating a positive and inclusive workplace culture
  • Supporting a healthy and productive organisation.

Throughout 2016-17 the Commission reviewed and endorsed the following policies and plans:

  • Internal Audit Charter Policy
  • WA Government Purchasing Card Policy and Operational Guidelines
  • Staff Attendance at Human Right Events
  • Hours of Work, Flexible Working Arrangements and Time in Lieu Policy
  • Risk Management Framework and Policy
  • Risk Priority Summary 2017-2018
  • Leave Liability Policy
  • Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2016-2021 and Disability Access and Inclusion Feedback Form
  • Communications Plan
  • EOC Strategic Plan 2017-2019

Staff training

As part of the Commission’s staff induction process, all staff are required to undertake cultural competency training.

In addition to this, various staff attended the following courses:

  • Receptionist & Switchboard Operators - Physical Threat
  • EO Law & Workplace Culture
  • PID - Public Interest Disclosure Refresher Training
  • R U OK? EAP Mental Health Briefing
  • ALLY Training – LGBTI
  • ALLY Trainer session
  • Convention Obligations
  • ASC Portal Training
  • Aurion BPOS training
  • Mediation Training Course
  • Cross Cultural Immersion Training
  • Effective Service for People who have a Mental Illness
  • Windows 10 and Office upgrade training.
  • First Aid
  • TRIM Training
  • Introduction to Equal Opportunity Law