Working with us
Our staff are employed under the Public Service Act 1999 and are subject to the terms and conditions of employment as specified in the ACCC’s Enterprise Agreement 2011-2014.
We offer attractive rewards and benefits to eligible employees, including:
- highly competitive rates of pay
- 15.4% superannuation
- four weeks annual leave each year
- option to purchase additional annual leave
- personal leave and paid maternity leave
- office shutdown between the Christmas and New Year period
- flexible working arrangements such as part-time work, flexible hours of work, and working from home
- access to salary sacrificing
- access to studies assistance.
We are committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace for staff, contractors, and visitors. We aim to achieve high standards of health, safety and rehabilitation by providing safe systems of work to prevent injuries.
We strongly support a healthy workforce and offer a range of activities and initiatives throughout the year to support the health and wellbeing of our employees.
Healthy lifestyle related expenses
In recognition of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, we provide a reimbursement of up to $300 per annum as a one off payment each financial year for healthy lifestyle related expenses.
We have recently implemented a respect program to facilitate a safe, positive, and harmonious work environment that is free of bullying and harassment. This program aims to:
- create an open and productive working relationship amongst all staff and managers where views and ideas can be expressed in a professional manner
- provide strategies to ensure employees are aware of what is acceptable behaviour in the workplace
- promote a safe and productive workplace culture.
Employee Assistance Program
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a short-term confidential, professional counselling service available throughout Australia as a face-to-face service during work hours (by appointment) and by telephone during or outside of work hours. It is a free service offered to all departmental employees and their immediate families.
As part of the Australian Public Service (APS), the ACCC is committed to a workplace that represents the diversity of the Australian people.
Diversity not only brings with it a range of experiences, perspectives, and ideas to our decision-making, investigations and other activities, it allows the best environment for innovation and collegiality to thrive.
The ACCC seeks to provide a workplace which:
- values Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
- allows staff to freely be themselves without fear of discrimination or judgement about their ancestry, age, religion, sexuality or disability status
- contributes and shapes best practice APS employment measures.
The ACCC is currently developing a comprehensive Diversity Strategy to consolidate and enhance activities currently underway in addition to further promoting the benefits of diversity in our day-to-day work.
ACCC and AER Diversity Strategy
The ACCC and AER Diversity Strategy, which will be finalised by 30 June 2014, will incorporate the:
- ACCC and AER Reconciliation Action Plan 2014-2017
- ACCC and AER Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex Inclusion Plan 2014-2017
- ACCC and AER Agency Multicultural Plan 2013-15
- annual organisational Diversity Program of Events.
The strategy will also provide further context for organisational policies and initiatives that:
- support flexible working conditions such as part-time work and working from home
- focus on promoting gender equity in the workplace
- ensure the ACCC is an organisation which a supportive org Australians with disabilities
- ensure older Australians can continue to contribute to the workforce
- continue to uphold a respectful, harassment and bullying free workforce.
We have partnered with several leading diversity workplace providers to ensure the agency receives best practice advice in achieving our diversity goals. These include:
- Reconciliation Australia which provides us guidance on how to attract and retain more Indigenous employees to our workplace and will assist us in shaping our Reconciliation Action Plan.
- Australian Network on Disability and the National Disability Recruitment Coordinator which are assisting the organisation ensure our work practices are inclusive of Australians with disabilities.
- Australian Public Service Commission which has whole-of-government responsibility for workplace diversity.
- Pride in Diversity which is providing assistance to the ACCC and AER Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Employee Ally Network that, as of November 2013, comprises of 80 Allies responsible for championing workplace diversity across all our offices.