Use the Queensland Government's Workforce diversity census form to collect employee diversity information. The form ensures consistency of workforce diversity data between Queensland public sector agencies (required by the Public Service Act 2008).
Make the form available online through your Employee Self Service (ESS) portal or as a printed form on your intranet.
You can use the form to capture additional employee information if required. Refer to the Workforce diversity form agency instructions to learn the minimum requirements for your agency's form.
Promote the Workforce diversity census
Use the Public Service Commission's (PSC) Internal communication toolkit to encourage employees to update their diversity information. It includes:
Ensure employment equity
Chief executives must ensure employment equity within their agency as outlined in the Public Service Act 2008. Each agency must act consistently with the merit principle to:
- enable members of the Equality of Employment Opportunity (EEO) target groups to compete for recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, and career development as effectively as people who are not members of those groups
- eliminate unlawful discrimination by the agency or its employees against members of the EEO target groups.
Agencies must provide a report to the PSC each financial year about their actions promoting equality of employment opportunity and the outcomes.
Use the Annual Equality of Employment Opportunity report template.
Report on workforce diversity
Agencies covered by the Workforce profile and work performance directive must collect and submit validated workforce diversity data to the PSC on a quarterly basis. This allows the Commission Chief Executive to meet annual workforce diversity data reporting requirements.
See Minimum obligatory human resource information (MOHRI)
Government owned corporations
Agencies covered by Section 148 of the Government Owned Corporations Act 1993 must collect and submit validated workforce diversity data to the PSC within 3 months after the end of the financial year.
See the Equality of Employment Opportunity