2017 Spring Review - October 2017
The ACT Remuneration Tribunal seeks feedback on the remuneration and entitlements of a number of public office holders including:
- the Judiciary (ACT Supreme Court, ACT Magistrates Court);
- the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Director of Public Prosecutions; and
- part-time Holders of Public Office on boards, tribunals and committees.
Written submissions are strongly encouraged. Please consider addressing the following in your submission:
- the level of responsibility and the type of work that is performed;
- the impact on the ACT community; and
- any comparative data or examples from other jurisdictions or industries to support your recommendations.
ACT Public Service Senior Executive Service Remuneration Review
The Tribunal is also undertaking a major review into remuneration, entitlements and allowances for the ACT Public Service Senior Executive Service. The discussion paper can be accessed below:
Please email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred means of receipt) or post it to:
ACT Remuneration Tribunal
PO Box 964
CIVIC SQUARE ACT 2608
Please note submissions to the Tribunal are usually published on the Tribunal’s website. Please indicate in your submission if you would prefer it not be published and your reasoning.
Submissions for the 2017 Spring Review close at midday on Wednesday 11 October 2017. Submissions for the ACT Public Service Senior Executive Service Remuneration Review close at midday on Friday 10 November 2017.
The Chief Minister is seeking expressions of interest in appointment to the part-time statutory position as a Member of the ACT Remuneration Tribunal.
As a part-time statutory office holder, the Member works with the Chairperson to carry out the functions of the ACT Remuneration Tribunal under the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1995.
The ACT Remuneration Tribunal conducts Reviews twice a year in Spring and Autumn. Major Reviews of remuneration and entitlements for Members of the Legislative Assembly and Part-time Public Office Holders have also been undertaken recently. Ad hoc reviews will occur where the Chief Minister has referred a new office to the Tribunal or an issue has arisen that the Tribunal decides to deal with outside the scheduled major reviews.
Members of the ACT Remuneration Tribunal perform much of their work outside formal sessions, reviewing documents, assessing submissions, providing advice to the Chairperson and assisting with media enquiries in the absence of the Chairperson.
The successful applicant will commence in the role on 1 October 2017.
Interested applicants should visit the Jobs ACT website for further information: http://www.jobs.act.gov.au/jobs/independent-statutory-offices/temporary/C04546.
Applications close 2 June 2017.
Following a supplementary meeting as part of its Autumn Review, The ACT Remuneration Tribunal has released the following determinations:
- Determination 6 of 2017 - ACT Supreme Court;
- Determination 7 of 2017 - PTPOH Suburban Land Agency Board;
- Determination 8 of 2017 - FTPOH Suburban Land Agency;
- Determination 9 of 2017 - PTPOH City Renewal Authority Board;
- Determination 10 of 2017 - FTSOH City Renewal Authority;
- Determination 11 of 2017 - Land Development Agency;
- Determination 12 of 2017 - PTPOH Public Sector Standards Commissioner;
- Determination 13 of 2017 - FTSOH - Auditor-General, Clerk, Electoral Commissioner;
- Determination 14 of 2017 - PTPOH Suburban Land Agency Board;
- Determination 15 of 2017 - FTSOH Suburban Land Agency.
The ACT Remuneration Tribunal has released its Final Report on the Remuneration, Allowances and Other Entitlements for Part-time Public Office Holders. The final Report includes the Tribunal’s key decisions to:
- revise the current framework for assessing the remuneration of Part-time Public Office holders by simplifying the current remuneration classification structure and transferring existing entities into it;
- phase out the practice of combining annual and per diem payment methods for chairs and members on the same board or committee; and
- foreshadow specifically excluding payment to ACT public servants for work as Part-time Public Office Holders.
These decisions will be implemented gradually from the Tribunal’s 2017 Spring Review onwards.
The Tribunal acknowledges the extremely important and valuable work of Part-time Public Office Holders in the ACT; many of whom are focused on giving back to their community through contributing their time and expertise in these roles.
Following on from their Autumn Review, the ACT Remuneration Tribunal has released the following determinations:
- Determination 1 of 2017 - ACT Supreme Court;
- Determination 2 of 2017 - Members of the Legislative Assembly;
- Determination 3 of 2017 - ACT Public Service Executives;
- Determination 4 of 2017 - Full-time Statutory Office Holders;
- Determination 5 of 2017 - Part-time Public Office Holder - Medicinal Cannabis Medical Advisory Panel;
- Amended Determination 11 of 2016 - ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal; and
- Amended Determination 12 of 2016 - Part-time Public Office Holders.
In February 2017, in accordance with the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1995, the ACT Remuneration Tribunal will commence its annual review of the remuneration and allowances to be paid and other entitlements to be granted to:
- Members of the Legislative Assembly (including the Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister, and other Ministers and Members of the Legislative Assembly holding particular offices);
- the Head of Service, Directors-General and ACT Public Service Executives;
- Full-time Holders of Public Office, referred to in Section 10(1) of the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1995, including the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly; and
- any other positions that have been referred by the Chief Minister to the Tribunal for consideration.
The Tribunal welcomes written submissions about the remuneration, allowances and other entitlements to be paid to the above office holders from interested persons including occupants of positions, organisations and associations, and members of the public.
So that the Tribunal can continue to make sound and supported remuneration decisions based on an assessment of work value, submissions should, where possible, provide supporting reasoning for any recommended changes to remuneration of a role. Some useful topics to address in submissions are:
- the actual work of the role or entity and its impact on the ACT Community;
- the role or entity’s scope of work;
- what members would be responsible for/ what work they would do; and
- your recommended remuneration for the role and any comparative data or examples that support your recommendation.
Please note submissions close at midday Tuesday 7 February 2017.
Submissions should be forwarded:
By email to: email@example.com (preferred means of receipt)
Or by post to:
ACT Remuneration Tribunal
PO Box 964
CIVIC SQUARE ACT 2608
Please note that submissions made to the Tribunal are made publicly available through the Tribunal’s website www.remunerationtribunal.act.gov.au. Anyone making a submission has the opportunity to indicate that a submission should not be publicised.
On 11 November 2016 the Tribunal released Determination 7 of 2016 - MLAs Communication Allowance [ PDF 627 KB] which outlines new arrangements for MLAs communication allowance.
In May 2016, the Remuneration Tribunal released the discussion paper for their Review of Remuneration, Allowances and other Entitlements for Part-time Public Office Holders in the ACT Government. The Tribunal are currently considering all submissions and will discuss the Review at the 2016 Spring Sitting.