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Performance Against People Matter Priorities for 2004-05

Table 3.21
Performance against People Matter Priorities
Priority Performance
Continue improvements to Defence's human resources and payroll management system (PMKeyS):
  • Enhance employee self-service functionality, including the implementation of electronic workflow
During 2004-05, PMKeyS Self Service, a real-time self-service facility, was extended to include ADF members (the roll-out for Defence civilian employees began in 2003-04). For the period 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2005 approximately 62,000 Defence employees/members accessed PMKeyS Self Service.
Enhancements included:
  • payslips being made available electronically to ADF members;
  • the introduction of automated workflow for submitting and approving annual and personal leave applications for Defence civilian personnel; and
  • providing greater visibility and access to personal data for Defence civilian and ADF staff.
  • Improve management reporting capability using web technology and warehousing software
Following a successful trial which was completed in early 2005, Defence staff now have the ability to access, analyse and generate aggregate personnel management information at their desktop computers.
Defence has reviewed the business and technical requirements for data warehouse technology and a strategy has been agreed to progress business intelligence and reporting solution objectives.
Further enhance the Australian Defence Force Cadets During 2004-05, the Cadet Enhancement Program:
  • completed two bodies of research designed to assist in decision making, policy development and program delivery of Cadet initiatives. The first was a study into the attitudes and behaviours of Cadets and Cadet staff, and the second was an examination of the contribution that Cadets make to Defence;
  • commenced implementation of the Cadets 'pathways' project, which is designed to present the ADF as an employer of choice, improve retention and remove barriers to the ADF recruiting process;
  • continued to improve Cadet unit accommodation to meet building code of Australia and Occupational Health and Safety standards;
  • developed an action plan approved by the Government to remove barriers to indigenous participation in Cadets;
  • implemented the Cadet firearms policy and investigated the procurement of standard training firearms for Cadets;
  • administered a $0.5m 'Cadet Initiatives Activities' program for Cadets, which allows them to bid for adventurous and leadership activities for their unit;
  • developed tri-service programs for Cadet staff including:
    • an action-based learning framework for Cadets that includes a facilitators guide and development template for Cadet staff;
    • a common performance appraisal system;
    • an alternative dispute resolution process;
  • substantially completed the roll-out of training on the Acceptable Behaviour Policy for Cadets and staff; and
  • scoped a 'wellbeing' project to focus on mental health awareness for Cadets.
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