The Efficacy of Contract Employment (under Australian Workplace Agreements) as a Tool for Public Sector Performance Management in Australia

Valentine Siemionow

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Abstract

This paper reports on the perceptions of Senior Executive Service officers of the Australian Public Service on the extent to which their move to contract employment under Australian Workplace Agreements impacted on their performance and performance management. Senior Executive Service respondents surveyed reported no perceived improvement in performance management and provided some evidence of negative impacts following the introduction of individual contracts under Australian Workplace Agreements. Most had little credibility in the performance appraisal process as assessments were moderated to reduce significant differentials. The majority perceived limited sanctions for poor performance and little reward for superior performance. The move to contract employment under Australian Workplace Agreements was not an effective a tool for advancing public sector performance management in Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication22nd ANZAM Conference
Subtitle of host publicationManaging in the pacific century
EditorsMarie Wilson
Place of PublicationCanning Bridge, WA
PublisherPromaco Conventions for ANZAM
Pages1-20
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)1863081488
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference - Auckland, New Zealand, New Zealand
Duration: 02 Dec 200805 Dec 2008

Conference

ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
CountryNew Zealand
Period02/12/0805/12/08

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    Siemionow, V. (2008). The Efficacy of Contract Employment (under Australian Workplace Agreements) as a Tool for Public Sector Performance Management in Australia. In M. Wilson (Ed.), 22nd ANZAM Conference: Managing in the pacific century (pp. 1-20). Promaco Conventions for ANZAM.