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  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Diversity at ACT Public Service

8.2
8.2 rating for Diversity, based on 36 reviews
Please provide further information on diversity with respect to women, ethnic minorities and LGBT. Please comment on issues such as recruitment, retention, promotion, child care, maternity leave, etc.
Some areas are very heavily male dominated, particularly in more senior positions. The proportion of ethnic minorities is low, but this might be reflective of demographics in ACT in general. I think overall we do have a good commitment to diversity, particularly gender equality and LGBTIQ.
Midlevel, Canberra
The ACTPS has a lot of activities and programs around educating and promoting diversity such as a Women's mentorship program.
Midlevel, Canberra
There is a strong commitment to promoting diversity with flexible working arrangements readily available. I believe they could improve through greater commitment to supporting people with disabilities and providing ongoing support particularly during the graduate program.
Graduate, Canberra
Diversity is high on the radar at ACTPS, recruitment policies and strategies exist or are being developed for all minorities. My organisation now has a Pride network for LGBTIQ staff and allies. ACTPS makes a point of celebrating all cultures and relevant significant events.
Graduate, Canberra
Very diverse and are extremely committed to diversity, particularly with women, people of different cultures and LGBTQI+.
Experienced, Canberra
Many policies in place to support various diversity groups. Staff are very accepting of everyone and National Days celebrating diversity and specific diversity groups are celebrated in various ways by team. Good leave provisions around having/adopting children. Recruitment is focused on merit and equity.
Midlevel, Canberra
Diversity across the organisation is generally very good, although some areas remain difficult for minorities to break into. The organisation is a strong supporter of LGBTIQ rights. Women make up a large number of executive positions.
Graduate, Canberra
The diversity ratio is excellent - I predominately work with women. There are issues with recruitment which is being addressed by leadership currently. I cannot comment on maternity leave or child care as I have not yet accessed these.
Graduate, Canberra
The organisation is making genuine efforts to support diversity in a range of areas. The majority of the workforce where I work is women, including senior executive, there is a strong commitment to cultural integrity. I have also been involved with the Pride Network which is supported by management. Parents of young children are supported to take flexible arrangements if needed and reasonable adjustments are made where possible.
Midlevel, Canberra
There are a lot of women in leadership roles, and a wide variety of ethnicities and abilities working in my workplace.
Midlevel, Canberra
My company vocally support minority groups who often suffer discrimination, and have particular focus on this in hiring processes. They also issue compulsory training that addresses several of these issues.
Midlevel, Canberra
The diversity is great within the organisation.
Midlevel, Canberra
As a woman myself I feel very respected in the workplace. Promotion opportunities are offered to all employees regardless of gender, ethnic background, sexual preference etc. The RED (Respect, Equity and Diversity) framework enables employees to better understand expectations regarding their own and others' behaviour in our workplace.
Graduate, Canberra
ACT Government has good arrangements for flexible work and parental leave. There is good support from the executives to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff.
Graduate, Canberra
What does your company do to attract applicants from less privileged backgrounds?
Not sure. We do have traineeships and internships for people with disability or who are of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin. There are also many positions which are designated Aboriginal positions.
Midlevel, Canberra
Not sure but they have questions around disabilities and Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islanders in their applications so I presume that is used to help meet a quota.
Midlevel, Canberra
Inclusive recruitment initiatives to encourage applications from everyone.
Experienced, Canberra
Individual directorates offer relocation allowances for people who move interstate to work for ACT Government.
Graduate, Canberra
Ensuring job openings outline that positions are open to all applicants.
Midlevel, Canberra
There are many entry-level jobs and apprenticeships that offer people with less educational attainment the chance to become employed and engage in further training to develop new skills and be valued for their work ethic and skills.
Midlevel, Canberra
Various inclusion programs.
Midlevel, Canberra
There are various roles at all different levels. We have very good recruitment processes. The Workforce Strategies team within my directorate also has employment inclusion officers to assist with recruitment etc.
Graduate, Canberra