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  • ATO workforce

    We have performed strongly across a broad range of HR indicators including engagement, unscheduled absence, diversity and workers compensation.

    Our 20,435 staff were located in 36 sites across Australia. Along with the capital cities, we have sites in 6 regional locations. The newest regional location is Gosford, where work is continuing on the construction of this new site which was announced in the 2014 Budget. We anticipate the project will be completed in November 2017.

    We actively manage 24 buildings as the head leaseholder. The ATO property portfolio is managed in accordance with the Commonwealth Property Management Framework. Over the past two years, our ongoing effective management of building occupancy has seen a reduction in our total number of vacant work points by over 1,300 desks. Our current vacancy rate is 10%, compared with 14% last year.

    We have developed online workforce reporting dashboards, as well as interactive workforce planning apps that facilitate scenario modelling, forecasting and projections. These online tools support workforce optimisation efforts by ensuring extensive HR metrics and data insights are accessible and supporting evidence-based decision-making at all levels of the organisation.

    TABLE 3.2 ATO employees, at 30 June 2017(a)(b)

    Classification

    Full-time

    Part-time

    Irregular/intermittent

    2017
    TOTAL

    Female

    Male

    Female

    Male

    Female

    Male

    Senior executive service 3

    2

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    2

    Senior executive service 2

    9

    13

    0

    0

    0

    0

    22

    Senior executive service 1

    65

    110

    9

    1

    0

    0

    185

    Executive level 2

    525

    770

    112

    8

    1

    0

    1,416

    Executive level 1

    1,247

    1,571

    343

    41

    0

    0

    3,202

    APS6 and equivalent

    1,878

    1,828

    456

    58

    0

    0

    4,220

    APS5 and equivalent

    1,022

    900

    244

    25

    0

    0

    2,191

    APS4 and equivalent

    1,502

    1,185

    354

    35

    1

    1

    3,078

    APS3 and equivalent

    1,729

    1,241

    481

    82

    23

    15

    3,571

    APS2 and equivalent

    473

    309

    91

    14

    501

    232

    1,620

    APS1 and equivalent

    9

    19

    6

    4

    686

    185

    909

    Cadets

    12

    6

    0

    0

    0

    0

    18

    TOTAL

    8,473

    7,952

    2,096

    268

    1,212

    433

    20,435(c)

    Notes:
    (a) Includes ongoing, non-ongoing and casual employees. Excludes statutory office holders and externals.
    (b) Excludes staff from ACNC and the TPB
    (c) Total includes one or more who have elected not to disclose their gender.
     

    See Appendix 12 for more details on our workforce, including location and retention.

    The ATO strives to have a workforce that reflects the diversity of Australia’s population. Not only does diversity give us a broader range of skills and experience, diversity gives us different perspectives and capacity for greater empathy and connection with the community. In our Diversity and inclusion plan 2017–2019, we recognise six diversity groups that face unique barriers to inclusion. Our workforce includes the following percentages of people in our diversity groups

    TABLE 3.3 ATO employees who identify as belonging to diversity groups, at 30 June 2017(a)

    Group

    Percentage

    Change from 2015–16

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

    2.0

    +0.3

    With disability

    3.0

    –0.0(b)

    Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD)

    21.6

    +0.5

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans/transgender and intersex (LGBTI+)(c)

    3.0

    na

    Mature age(d)

    35.3

    +0.4

    Notes:
    (a) Information on gender equality (the sixth diversity group) is provided in Table 3.2
    (b) Figure greater than zero when not rounded.
    (c) LGBTI+ results obtained from the 2017 Australian Public Service Employee Census.
    (d) The number of mature age employees is calculated from known data, rather than from data provide by staff who have self-identified as belonging to this category.
      Last modified: 30 Oct 2017QC 53693