Equal Employment Opportunity Annual Report – 1998 Appendix 3

Collection of Statistics

Since the establishment of the EEO database in 1987, statistics on staff have been kept up-to-date through the voluntary completion of an EEO New Appointment form by new recruits. At end June 1998 statistics were available for 98% of Reserve Bank staff. NPA has continued to collect EEO data from all new employees and has once again recorded 100% compliance. As part of NPA's quality system, a comprehensive data base on training undertaken by each individual staff member is maintained.

During the year, statistics were collected by EEO group representation within salary ranges and classification levels, occupational groups, age distribution and staff movements (recruitment, transfers, promotions and resignations). Where available, information was also collected from external organisations for comparative purposes. Other statistics, collected predominantly by gender, include participation in training/development and study, composition of selection panels, resumptions and resignations following parental leave, use of carer's leave, exit interview data, nature of grievances reported to Grievance Authority, and incidence of part-time work.

Since the introduction of ASCO codes last year it is now possible to provide direct comparisons between the 1997 and 1998 occupational data in the tables on the following pages. The year 1991 is used as a historical point for comparisons of data as it marked a significant change in the Bank's work environment. Major restructuring of the Bank occurred during 1991 which saw a thorough reassessment of the resources needed to perform the Bank's functions, the introduction of a new broadbanded salary classification system, changes to selection and appeal procedures, new appraisal arrangements and a significant reduction in staff numbers.

There are eight occupational groupings under the ASCO system. Examples of occupations in the Bank are as follows:

ASCO Occupational Group Examples in the Reserve Bank
Managers & Administrators Heads of functional areas and senior managers.
Professionals Economists, analysts, accountants, computer programmers, graphic designers, archivists, auditors and solicitors.
Associate Professionals Computer function coordinators, foreign exchange dealers, administrative officers, and project officers.
Tradespersons & Related Workers Electricians, carpenters, printers and engineering tradespersons.
Advanced Clerical & Service Workers Secretaries and personal assistants.
Intermediate Clerical & Service Workers Statistics clerks, tellers, payroll clerks and word processing operators.
Elementary Clerical & Service Workers Filing clerks, switchboard operators, CVCS operators, support officers and trainees.
Production, Transport & Manual Workers Catering service attendants, storehands and drivers.