1208. Hon Alison Xamon to the Minister for Education and Training:
I refer to the Aboriginal Education staff positions abolished from district offices, and I ask:
(a) how many of these staff were made redundant;
(b) what was the total cost of any redundancy payouts;
(c) how many of these staff retired;
(d) what was the total cost of any retirement payouts;
(e) how many of these staff were redeployed; and
(f) in relation to (e), where were they deployed to?
Hon Sue Ellery replied:
(a) No staff were made redundant. 24 accepted voluntary severance. Redundancy is a term usually used in relation to involuntary termination of employment following the six-month redeployment period.
(b) Staff in 36 abolished positions were offered voluntary redundancy; 24 accepted at a cost of $3 100 091.30.
(d) Not applicable.
(e) Two have been permanently deployed and ten employees have been temporarily deployed.
(f) Staff have been deployed as follows:
One has been permanently deployed into another position at the Southwest Education Regional Office, Bunbury.
One has been permanently deployed into another position at central office.
One has been temporarily deployed into another position at the Midwest Education Regional Office, Geraldton.
One has been temporarily deployed into another position at the South Metropolitan Education Regional Office, Beaconsfield.
One has been temporarily deployed at the Wheatbelt Education Regional Office, Northam while a school position is identified.
One has been temporarily deployed at a remote community school. Six have been temporarily deployed at metropolitan schools.