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The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (the AIHW) is an equal employment opportunity employer, committed to the principles of workplace diversity. As an Australian Public Service (APS) agency, the employment of people at the AIHW is governed primarily by the Public Service Act 1999 (the PS Act), which articulates a set of Values, Employment Principles, and Code of Conduct that govern the employment and conduct of all AIHW staff. This includes all Senior Executive Service (SES) staff, Executive Level (EL) and APS level staff whether employed on an ongoing, non-ongoing or contractual basis.
The AIHW’s Workplace Diversity Program (The Program) has been developed to assist managers and staff in giving effect to the APS Employment Principles in this area, in particular:
“10A(1) The APS is a career-based public service that:
The Program “includes measures directed at eliminating employment-related disadvantages in the AIHW on the basis of:
The AIHW’s measures are also directed at ensuring that:
The measures will be evaluated annually by the People and Facilities Unit (PFU) to assess their effectiveness in meeting the program’s purpose. Evaluations will be based on the following performance indicators:
A written report of the annual evaluations will be provided to the Executive Committee (ExCo) and the AIHW Board. Key findings will be included in the AIHW’s Annual Report.
 Public Service Act 1999 – Employment Principles
 Australian Public Service Commissioner’s Direction 2013, Chapter 3 – Workplace diversity
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