Equal Employment Opportunity Annual Report – 1999 Responsibility for Equal Employment Opportunity

Overall accountability for the Bank's EEO program rests with the Governor. Responsibility for overseeing the program rests with the EEO Policy Committee and Personnel Policy Department. The EEO Policy Committee is a consultative body which makes recommendations to the Governor on EEO issues. The Committee normally meets on a quarterly basis to identify and prioritise EEO issues within the Bank, and to monitor the EEO activities of each functional area. The Terms of Reference of the EEO Policy Committee are set out in Appendix 1.

Employment Conditions Section of Personnel Policy Department provides support to the EEO Policy Committee. This section researches EEO policy issues, disseminates EEO information, liaises with EEO Contact Managers, coordinates and monitors EEO progress reports and maintains links with the finance and Commonwealth public sectors in relation to equity and diversity matters.

The Head of each functional area is responsible for the implementation of the Bank's EEO plan in their area. They (or their delegate) prepare annual reports (in May) on their progess. Each supervisor is responsible for ensuring that EEO principles are adhered to in the workplace.

All staff have a responsibility for EEO in the workplace.

All staff have a responsibility to ensure that the decisions they take and their actions in the workplace are consistent with EEO principles.

Note Printing Australia Limited was established as a separate, wholly-owned subsidiary of the Bank effective 1 July 1998. Accordingly, EEO data covering that corporation is no longer included in this report.