Equal Employment Opportunity Annual Report – 1999 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 1999 statistics were available for 99% of Reserve Bank staff.

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.

There are eight occupational groupings under the ASCO system. Examples of occupations in the Bank by ASCO occupational group 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, engineering tradespersons and printers.
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, banknote processors, support officers and trainees.
Production, Transport & Manual Workers Storehands and drivers.