Equal Employment Opportunity Annual Report – 1999 Consultation

Informing Employees

Staff informed about EEO issues through Bank publications, training courses and management discussions.

During the year staff were informed about a range of EEO-related issues through Bank publications, Bank training courses and local management discussions. EEO segments were included in the Induction, Supervision and Management programs. A copy of the Bank's EEO Annual Report 1998 was distributed to each member of staff.

The Bank's staff information sheet about employment matters, Staff Matters, was issued regularly during the year and distributed to all employees. The Bank's monthly in-house staff magazine, Currency, carried items on a range of EEO-related issues. A collection of EEO resources, including videos on workplace harassment and discrimination and various personnel publications, is maintained for use by managers and staff.

Over 1998/99, Bank management and staff representatives also jointly participated in various committees which consider issues relevant to EEO. These include the EEO Policy Committee, the Grievance Authority, the Promotions Board of Review, the Officers' Superannuation Fund Board of Trustees, the Occupational Health and Safety Committee, and the Reserve Bank Health Fund Friendly Society Limited.

Consultation with Trade Unions

Throughout the year extensive consultations with workplace unions occurred to negotiate new productivity bargaining agreements (PBAs) and to progress award simplification matters.