10.09.2015

Defence secretary asks for SES, EL2 voluntary redundancies


Department of Defence secretary Dennis Richardson has emailed all senior executives seeking voluntary redundancies from SES Band 3 to EL 2. Bands 1-3 were asked to discuss this request with their EL 2s this week.

No target number was announced at this stage.

John Caligari

John Caligari

The “One Defence” restructure, based on the department’s First Principles Review, flagged significant cuts into senior management. These included a “Three Star” on the ADF side, several top APS positions, and almost an entire level of general managers from the organisational chart of the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO), which became Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG).

FREE membership to The Mandarin

Receive unlimited access, get all the latest public sector news and features, plus The Juice, our daily news update sent direct to your inbox.

The Mandarin is where Australia's public sector leaders discuss their work and the issues faced within modern bureaucracy. Join today to discover the latest in public administration thinking and news from our dedicated reporters, current and former agency heads and senior executives.