Reserve Bank of Australia Annual Report – 1975 Staff

Staff numbered 3,752 as at 30 June 1975, an increase of 2.8 per cent over the previous year's figure. Of these 1,169 were in Administration in Sydney, 1,808 in branches and 775 in Note Issue Department in Fitzroy.

Included in these figures were 26 officers on secondment to other institutions. Of these 16 were in Papua New Guinea (13 with the Bank of Papua New Guinea and 3 with the Federation of Savings and Loan Societies). Mr A.S. Holmes, Adviser, remained on secondment as Director of the Priorities Review Staff, Department of the Prime Minister.

During the year an extensive programme of staff training continued, including the sponsoring of a number of officers at external courses.

The Bank's staff in Darwin escaped injury from the cyclone which struck Darwin on Christmas Day. The Bank's Darwin Office suffered only minor damage but the staff residences were left uninhabitable.

Many substantial challenges were posed for the Bank during the year under review often imposing long hours of work and heavy demands on a wide range of people. The Board is grateful for the way in which members of staff at all levels responded and warmly acknowledges their continued efficiency and loyalty.

Mr E.S. Eyers, Adviser to the Governor, retired in July 1975.