Tuesday, 10 July 2012

The Workforce Renewal Incentive Program

Department of Education Media Release

10 July 2012

To be attributed to Liz Banks, Deputy Secretary, Department of Education.

  • The Workforce Renewal Incentive Program is designed to provide for workforce renewal associated with management of the department’s workforce.
  • The Department considers expressions of interest on a case-by-case basis, including the operational requirements of the position, replacement options available and genuine renewal of the workforce.
  • Vacancies are firstly filled by staff already employed within the department, for example substantive staff in roles no longer required, reducing the requirement to maintain staff on fixed term contracts.
  • From the end of 2010 until 15 June 2012, 189 teaching staff had taken up the incentive.  Only seven principals have taken up the incentive.
  • Staff who receive an incentive payment are unable to reapply for appointment to a Tasmanian State Service position for a period of two years.
  • Principal roles attract a salary based on the size of the school.

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