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Question On Notice No. 1944 asked in the Legislative Council on 12 March 2019 by Hon Tjorn Sibma

Question Directed to the: Minister for Environment representing the Minister for Energy
Minister responding: Hon W.J. Johnston
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question

As at 31 December 2018, for each agency/department within the Minister's portfolio can you please provide in tabular form, the total dollar value of accrued annual leave balances and the number of staff to whom those balances apply for leave balances of the following periods:
(a) 4 weeks or less;
(b) 4 to 5 weeks;
(c) 5 to 6 weeks;
(d) 6 to 7 weeks;
(e) 7 to 8 weeks; and
(f) more than 8 weeks?

Answered on 9 April 2019

Public Utilities Office

(a)-(f) Please refer to Legislative Council Question on Notice 1941.

 

Western Power

 

Dollar Value of Accrued Annual Leave

Number of Staff

(a) 4 weeks or less

$6,640,671

1501

(b) 4 to 5 weeks

$3,112,369

318

(c) 5 to 6 weeks

$2,797,844

228

(d) 6 to 7 weeks

$2,760,609

191

(e) 7 to 8 weeks

$2,260,933

133

(f) 8 weeks

$9,523,285

359

 Western Power recognises these figures are increasing, and has developed a leave management plan to reduce these numbers.

 

Synergy

 

Dollar Value of Accrued Annual Leave

Number of Staff

(a) 4 weeks or less

$1,993,367

416

(b) 4 to 5 weeks

$818,170

61

(c) 5 to 6 weeks

$717,318

51

(d) 6 to 7 weeks

$651,128

31

(e) 7 to 8 weeks

$643,521

29

(f) 8 weeks

$7,629,093

144

 

Horizon Power

 

Dollar Value of Accrued Annual Leave

Number of Staff

(a) 4 weeks or less

$1,014,736.87

206

(b) 4 to 5 weeks

$495,001.30

48

(c) 5 to 6 weeks

$455,116.18

32

(d) 6 to 7 weeks

$432,509.13

23

(e) 7 to 8 weeks

$214,323.74

11

(f) 8 weeks

$1,914,800.70

51

Data as at 23 December 2018 due to the pay cycle.

The calculation of number of weeks has been generated based on total hours accrued divided by the standard number of hours worked per week.  i.e. 37.5 for full-time employees and applicable pro-rated weekly hours for part-time employees.