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Employment opportunity programs

Program namePerformance
Nil Nil

Agency performance management and development systems

Performance management and development systemPerformance
Performance management and development review is conducted between managers and staff and recorded in HR21. 561 staff had a formal performance management and development review conducted.
Due to machinery of government changes, the Authority is in the process of implementing a new performance management and development review system.
Leadership and Management Coaching Program involved partnering with leadership teams to build a culture of coaching and development. Customer and service managers were to attend coaching sessions. The program was delivered by eMatrix over 18 sites. Over 400 individual coaching sessions were delivered and over 50 customer & services managers were mentored.
eHub is a learning management system that provides access to inductions and a variety of mandatory e-learning programs. Staff are required to complete relevant programs as they become available. 1,446 people completed an online learning course.
Learning and development provides face to face learning programs and several mandatory and developmental online learning programs. Staff were provided the opportunity to attend or complete online these courses.

Over 30 different face to face learning programs and several mandatory and developmental online learning programs were made available or conducted.

2,458 staff participated in a face to face learning opportunity.

Workplace Equity and Respect Project is aimed at addressing gender inequity and domestic/family violence.

A number of activities were undertaken to address gender inequity and domestic/family violence.

  • a Workplace Equity and Respect Working Party was establishment.
  • participation in a gender equity and respect self-assessment facilitated by Our Watch.
  • the development of a Workplace Equity and Respect Action Plan that was approved by Executive and lodged with the Equal Opportunity Commission.
  • project management for White Ribbon accreditation process.

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Work health, safety and return to work programs

Program namePerformance
Health Safety and Wellbeing During 2018-19, the Authority's Health Safety and Wellbeing systems were under development. A Health Safety and Wellbeing (HSW) project to implement a new HSW framework, policies and practices was approved on 4 June 2019.
Hazard and Incident Reporting Procedures were in place to manage hazard and incidents. When a hazard was identified or an incident occurred, they were reported in the RiskMan system.
Work commenced to transition to a new Hazard and Incident Reporting Module to replace the existing RiskMan system. The new tool is scheduled to be implemented 1 September 2019.
Injury Management The Authority transitioned to the services of Work Injury Services on 1 June 2019 to pursue early intervention strategies to achieve safe, supportive and sustainable return to work outcomes in the event of workplace injury or illness.
The Authority aimed to reduce the number of new workplace injury claims. During 2018-19, 63 new injury claims were accepted compared to 55 for 2017-18.
Audit and Verification System The Authority and 12 other agencies participated in a Control Self-Assessment audit (CSA) and Psychosocial Risk Based Audit (RBA) under the Audit and Verification System program.
The audit identified the Authority's level of maturity in regard to performance management requires a more proactive response and the need to implement better tools/systems to track health safety and wellbeing performance.
Reporting for wellbeing and engagement, shows the Authority has policies and procedures in place to support its staff, but further improvements are being pursued.
Workplace injury claims Current Year
2018-19
Past Year
2017-18 **
% Change
(+ / -)
Total new workplace injury claims 20 n/a n/a
Fatalities 0 n/a n/a
Seriously injured workers * 0 n/a n/a
Significant injuries (where lost time exceeds a working week, expressed as frequency rate per 1000 FTE) 8.5 n/a n/a

* number of claimants assessed during the reporting period as having a whole person impairment of 30% or more under the Return to Work Act 2014 (Part 2 Division 5).
** As the SA Housing Authority commenced operations 1 July 2018, past year (2017-18) information would be detailed in the DHS Annual Report, which can be found at: https://dhs.sa.gov.au/about-us/publications and in the Renewal SA Annual Report, which can be found at: https://renewalsa.sa.gov.au/about-renewal-sa/

Work health and safety regulations Current Year
2018-19
Past Year
2017-18 **
% Change
(+ / -)
Number of notifiable incidents (Work Health and Safety Act 2012, Part 3) 1 n/a n/a
Number of provisional improvement, improvement and prohibition notices (Work Health and Safety Act 2012 Sections 90, 191 and 195) 0 n/a n/a

** As the SA Housing Authority commenced operations 1 July 2018, past year (2017-18) information would be detailed in the DHS Annual Report, which can be found at: https://dhs.sa.gov.au/about-us/publications and in the Renewal SA Annual Report, which can be found at: https://renewalsa.sa.gov.au/about-renewal-sa/

Return to work costs * Current Year
2018-19
Past Year
2017-18 **
% Change
(+ / -)
Total gross workers compensation expenditure ($) $ 718,918 n/a n/a
Income support payments – gross ($) $ 426,271 n/a n/a

*  before third-party recovery

** As the SA Housing Authority commenced operations 1 July 2018, past year (2017-18) information would be detailed in the DHS Annual Report, which can be found at: https://dhs.sa.gov.au/about-us/publications and in the Renewal SA Annual Report, which can be found at: https://renewalsa.sa.gov.au/about-renewal-sa/

Data for previous years is available at: https://data.sa.gov.au/data/organization

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