• Opportunities

    Providing employment opportunities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people enables the ATO to develop a greater understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and cultures, while building the diversity of our organisation.

    Focus area: Employment and Career Development

    Action

    Responsibility

    Timeline

    Measurable Target

    3.1 Provide leadership and education to ATO procurement officers, contract managers and decision makers leading to increased contracting with Indigenous suppliers and to develop and implement changes required to support the Indigenous Procurement Policy.

    ATO Finance to promote and implement

    All areas of the ATO to implement

    July 2014–17

    Actively seek out opportunities and bring together Indigenous businesses and ATO business area stakeholders, and in turn meet the portfolio targets set out by Prime Minister & Cabinet, by:

    • Supporting the development of procurement strategies by matching needs to business through spend analysis and category research.
    • Develop a program to support Indigenous business when seeking to work with Government – including establishing delivering workshops & mentoring sessions to suppliers to provide advice on tendering processes to the ATO and Austender process to support Indigenous business self-identify future opportunities.
      • The ATO will deliver a pilot workshop by December 2016.
       
     

    July 2014–17

    Develop relationships with respective peak bodies to clearly identify who we are and what we need, while at the same time seek to identify potential suppliers.

    July 2014–17

     

    Participate in Supply Nation events, including ‘meet the supplier’ workshops to engage with Indigenous businesses, and provide advice on ‘undertaking procurement activities with Government’

    July 2014–17

    Educate procurement officials throughout the ATO on the Indigenous supplier base and respective procurement categories that are available by providing internal training and information sessions.

    • The ATO will deliver interactive workshops by June 2016.
     

    3.2 Explore concept of an annual ATO Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff conference

    ATO People

    By December 2014

    First Assistant Commissioner, ATO People, to receive conference concept proposal

    3.3 Increase the representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the ATO by:

    • applying special measure recruitment provisions to large scale recruitment campaigns
    • working within Australian Public Service guidelines on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-specific employment programs

     

    ATO People

    July 2016

    Increases in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community officer representation during each year of the RAP, working towards a target of 2.7% by 2018

    The ATO works within APSC guidelines to increase the representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

    3.4 ATO roles which involve dealing with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are supported by participation in cultural awareness training

    ATO People

    July 2015

    By 2015, 20% of all ATO employees have completed the online cultural awareness training package

    3.5 Participate in Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) programs to develop and retain employees

    ATO People

    July 2014–17

    Participate and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff surveys and implement findings as appropriate

    3.6 Indigenous Senior Executive Service (SES) Champions in place to support the employment and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees

    ATO People

    By NAIDOC Week, 6–13 July 2014

    Five Deputy Commissioners inducted into these roles by NAIDOC Week 2014

    Tracking progress and reporting

    Action

    Responsibility

    Timeline

    Measurable Target

    4.1 Annual review of RAP activity and achievements and refresh of the RAP document

    ATO Corporate, in consultation with ATO Indigenous Working Group

    July 2014–17

    Review is undertaken in collaboration with Reconciliation Australia, report tabled with appropriate internal committees, and published on Reconciliation Australia website and ato.gov.au/indigenous

    4.2 Quarterly progress report of activity and achievement against RAP commitments undertaken for RAP sponsor

    ATO Corporate, in consultation with ATO Indigenous Working Group (AIWG)

    Quarterly (February, May, August and November 2014–17)

    Report provided to the RAP sponsor at quarterly AIWG

    4.3 Report achievements, challenges and learning to Reconciliation Australia for inclusion in the annual RAP Impact Measurement Report

    ATO Corporate in consultation with ATO Indigenous Working Group

    By 30 September 2014–17

    Complete and submit the RAP Impact Measurement Questionnaire to Reconciliation Australia each year

    For feedback or to find out more information, please email Indigenous@ato.gov.au

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