Reserve Bank of Australia Annual Report – 1983 Staff

As indicated elsewhere in this Report, in 1982/83 the Bank faced several novel and complex policy issues, as well as very high workloads in areas such as exchange control and stock registries, which have direct relations with the public. The Board is very appreciative of the efficient and dedicated way in which the staff responded to these pressures.

To take better into account developments in the various financial markets in which it is interested and in innovation in work methods, the Bank made some rearrangements of functions among departments within the Bank's Administration and assigned several Advisers – the most senior of the Bank's personnel – to particular functions during the year. A new department was established with responsibility for technological development within the Bank.

Tables showing the administrative organisation of the Bank are shown on the following pages.

There were 3,827 members of staff at 30 June 1983, an increase of 2 over the year; this compares with increases of 71 in 1981/82 and 106 in 1980/81. Included in the figure for 30 June 1983 are 113 officers on extended leave and 13 officers on secondment to other organisations in Australia and abroad.

Mr B.J. McSharry, Manager for Victoria, retired in April 1983, Mr K.J. Wiblin, Manager for New South Wales, in June 1983 and Mr R.B. Murray, Senior Manager, Building Services Department, Head Office, in August 1983. The Bank records with regret the death in April 1983 of Mr L.W. Woodbury, Senior Manager, Exchange Control Department, Head Office.

Classified by: At 30 June
  1981* 1982* 1983
Services to customers
— banking 1,667 1,668 1,649
— inscribed stock registries 289 297 296
Note printing 632 655 653
Administration of monetary and banking policy 489 482 486
Other administration 677 723 743
Note Printing Branch 632 655 653
Other branches 1,936 1,944 1,931
Head Office 1,186 1,226 1,243
Male 2,038 2,065 2,061
Female 1,716 1,760 1,766
Total 3,754 3,825 3,827
* Figures revised because of a reclassification of activities following a rearrangement of departments.