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Disability data

Implementation of the APS Disability Employment Strategy 2016-19

  Per cent
Yes-Whole Agency 36.60
Yes-Part Agency 6.50
Being Developed 39.80
No 17.20

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Supporting employment of people with disability

  Provided a documented and clear process for employees with disability to request reasonable adjustments Operated an agency network for employees with disability Engaged or promoted people with intellectual disability under affirmative measure 2.16 in the Commissioner’s Directions Engaged people with disability through a Disability Employment Service provider under affirmative measure 2.17 in the Commissioner’s Directions Other
Yes-Whole Agency 61.3 24.7 2.2 6.5 21.5
Yes-Part Agency 1.1 1.1 2.2 6.5 1.1
Being Developed 14 6.5 5.4 2.2 1.1
No 10.8 51.6 75.3 72 52.7
Not Applicable (no employees with disability) 12.9 16.1 15.1 12.9 23.7

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Is your ongoing disability recorded on your agency’s human resource information system?

  Per cent
Yes 54.16
No-I chose not to inform 17.43
No-I have never been asked for this information 10.03
No-For another reason 4.24
Not sure 14.14

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When did you acquire your disability?

  Per cent
Congenital disability 13
Childhood (post-birth, prior to schooling) 8
During schooling (including university) 11
In the workforce, but before commencing work in the APS 17
While working for the APS but before my current job 19
While in my current job 31

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Employee engagement by disability status, 2016

  Disability No disability
Job Engagement 6.2 6.8
Team Engagement 6.1 6.7
Supervisor Engagement 6.9 7.3
Agency Engagement 5.2 5.8

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Barriers to career development

  Disability No disability
Lack of promotion opportunities 31.9 39.6
Lack of opportunity to work on innovative or cutting edge projects 4.6 4.8
Poor visibility of opportunities 5 4.9
Unfair recruitment practices 14.4 11.4
I have achieved all I can in the agency 4.3 3.4
I am a member of a diversity group (e.g. Indigenous, gender, disability, non-English speaking background) 11.1 1.8
There are no major barriers to my career progression 14.9 22.8
Other 13.9 11.3

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Reasonable adjustments

  Disability No disability
Arrangement relating to work hours 43 32
Technology to support reading/writing/hearing 17 5
Computer software 11 5
Computer hardware 16 14
Furniture items 53 58
Different duties 15 8
Other 22 16

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Managing employees with disability

  Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree
I was confident I could manage any reasonable adjustments required by the employee 89 7 4
I was supported by my agency’s HR policies 69 21 10
I was supported by my agency’s HR area 65 22 13
I was supported by my team 83 12 4

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