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To make savings for a pay increase, the Department of Employment has to cut conditions. In a departure from the past, employees themselves will pick what gets the axe.
Management at the Department of Employment have made the best of a difficult situation by consulting openly with staff about the different ways it can achieve savings for pay rises.
Five cost-cutting initiatives were identified and put to staff last week, along with two combinations of those initiatives that could result in a pay rise — one of which includes job cuts, and another a negligible pay rise.
The department spokesperson told The Mandarin employees have been encouraged to provide feedback on the two pay increase options, “or any combination of the productivity initiatives put forward for consideration by the department”.
Today, a little more than 1800 public servants will give their feedback via managers on those options.
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Harley Dennett is editor at The Mandarin based in Canberra. He's held communications roles in the New South Wales public sector and Defence, and reported for titles including Crikey and the Star Observer.
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