CASA implements a range of human resource strategies and initiatives to strengthen workforce capability and to achieve its corporate goals. A strategic workforce plan has been introduced to drive the development of a stronger and more flexible workforce that has an enhanced capacity to deliver CASA's programs and meet CASA's obligations.
On 30 June 2011, CASA had a total of 786 employees, which included 72 temporary staff and 10 staff managed as 'inoperative'. Staff managed as inoperative included those on long-term leave for maternity or paternity reasons or on long-term unpaid leave due to illness.
Tables C.1 to C.5 (Appendix C) show a detailed year-end breakdown of employee numbers by division and category, by classification and region, and by classification and age group. They also show permanent and temporary employees by classification and gender and workplace diversity data by classification and gender.
CASA had an average of 10.29 days unplanned absence per employee in 2010–11. This was higher than the 9.21 days reported in 2009–10. unplanned absence includes sick leave, carer's leave and compassionate leave.
In 2010–11, CASA's rate of staff turnover for permanent staff was 10.59 per cent, a reduction from the 12.79 per cent reported in 2009–10. Turnover is calculated as the number of permanent staff who have left the organisation as a percentage of the number of permanent staff in the organisation at the time.
Staff training and development
- the Regulatory and Technical Training Section delivered 29 different regulatory and technical training courses and programs to CASA regulatory staff, industry delegates and industry personnel; in total, 901 people received such training
- 29 different professional development courses and programs were delivered to CASA staff; in total (including individuals who participated in more than one activity), 899 people participated in face-to-face learning and 1,315 people participated through online learning.
CASA staff are employed under the powers vested in the Director of Aviation Safety by the Civil Aviation Act. The terms and conditions of most staff are prescribed in the CASA Enterprise Agreement 2010–11, which came into effect on 2 June 2010.
At 30 June 2011 approximately 90 per cent of CASA staff were employed under the CASA Enterprise Agreement 2010–11, and 10 per cent were employed under individual agreements. CASA also had a number of service contractors and individuals temporarily engaged through contracted employment agencies. This included some short-term project staff and people engaged to oversee licensing examinations.
Recognition of high performance
In 2010–11, CASA continued its recognition scheme for high-performing staff, which is designed to reinforce CASA's values and behaviours. Employees are nominated for recognition under the scheme by their managers or colleagues.
The Employee of the Month award recognised staff whose work displayed a level of service that met or exceeded CASA's standards for excellence, while the Above and Beyond award recognised individuals or teams who demonstrated outstanding and exceptional work or work on projects of special importance to CASA. The award recipients are listed in Table 7.
CASA also uses a recognition scheme to honour the achievements and service of employees who have completed 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 or 40 years of service.
|Date||Employee of the Month||Above and Beyond|
|July 2010||Don Campbell||–|
|August 2010||Adrian Rowland||
|September 2010||Andrew Wells||Katherine Allen|
|October 2010||Barbara Eitzen||
Gary Arnold, Malcolm Campbell, Brenda Cattle, David Chadbourne, Roger Chambers, Bill Cox, Kane Dubois, Kevin Gardiner, Grahame Murray, Clinton Piadasa, Joe Rule, Paul Simpson, Roger Weeks, Graeme White, Greg Worthington
Wayne Abbott, Peter Callow, Debbie Griffin, Greg Lemass, Murray McQueen, Jan Moy, Peter Newham, Steve Saillard, Sam Sambasivam
|November 2010||Carolyn Dempster||
|December 2010||Adele Crawley||Michael Urquhart|
|January 2011||Greg Lemass||Jason Butterfield, Mark Roberts, Brad Wells|
|February 2011||Carolyn Buckingham||Leonard Yates|
|March 2011||Russell Cunningham||
|April 2011||Robert Wilson||
David Farquharson, Graeme Taberner
Stephen Guerin, Rob Wight
|May 2011||Sam Palaskonis||
|June 2011||Gail Mason||Richard Allen, Fiona Bender, Darren Morris, Robert Park|