Workplace Gender Audit
Under the Gender Equality Plan, Glenelg Shire Council Staff will be asked to participate in a Gender Audit Survey.
Councils must undertake a workplace gender audit against the workplace gender equality indicators, prescribed gender equality targets or gender equality quotas and additional disadvantage or discrimination (based on factors outlined above) that a person may experience.
The audit will be based on gender-disaggregated data, and (if available) data about Aboriginality, age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, race, religion and sexual orientation.
Gender Equality Action Plan
Each Council must prepare a Gender Equality Action Plan that includes the results of the workplace gender audit, as well as strategies and measures for promoting gender equality in the workplace.
The Gender Equality Action Plan must consider the gender quality principles and consult with the council (made up of the councillors), the employees, employee representatives and other relevant stakeholders.
Under the Act, adequate resources must be allocated to developing and implementing the Gender Equality Action Plan.
Council has developed it's own Gender Equality and Action Plan 2021 - 2025(PDF, 2MB), which was endorsed by Council in July 2022.
This plan will guide the development and enhancement of a workplace culture in which the principles of gender equality, inclusion and respect underpin our policies and processes and organisational values, Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, Service Excellence and Innovation.
The actions identified have been developed through meaningful consultation with Councillors, the Executive Team, the Employee Relations Consultative Committee (ERCC), the Gender Equality Working Group, Employees, and informed from the Workplace Gender Audit and the People Matter Survey.