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.
|Title of host publication||22nd ANZAM Conference|
|Subtitle of host publication||Managing in the pacific century|
|Place of Publication||Canning Bridge, WA|
|Publisher||Promaco Conventions for ANZAM|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference - Auckland, New Zealand, New Zealand|
Duration: 02 Dec 2008 → 05 Dec 2008
|Conference||Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference|
|Period||02/12/08 → 05/12/08|
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.