Accessibility Action Plan 2018-2021

Corporate and Culture

Action Area 2: Supporting DPAC’s Current and Future Workforce

DPAC aims to have a workforce that reflects the diversity of the Tasmanian community. To build an inclusive working environment that supports employees with disability to fulfil their goals, DPAC will:

No.

What We Will Do

Related DFA Action(s)

Who Will Lead

Key Dates

2.1

Implement an annual DPAC Diversity and Inclusion Plan, incorporating actions to support accessibility work environments and inclusive work practices.  This Plan supports the implementation of the State Service Diversity and Inclusion Framework.

 

3.1

CCD

Annually in August

2.2

Provide reasonable workplace modifications for employees with disability as identified through individual occupational assessments.

 

1.5 & 3.4

CCD

Ongoing

2.3

All DPAC arranged events (on and offsite) utilise the Accessible Events Guidelines and Checklist; the guide and checklist will be promoted internally and made available to all staff.
 

1.7

Executive

Ongoing (events), Promotion, by August 2018

2.4

Develop and release eLearning materials to educate DPAC staff on the importance of providing accessible information, tools and resources for people with disability.
 

1.36

CCD

September 2018

2.5

Implement the disability awareness online e-learning package in DPAC to improve their awareness of the ways to support people with disability in the workplace and when conducting government business.
 

3.5

CCD

March 2019

2.6

Update DPAC Induction process to include online training about how to create accessible information for DPAC staff and clients (e.g. plain English, web publishing guidelines, cultural awareness) and the online disability awareness e-learning package.
 

1.36

CCD

April 2019

2.7

Promote and participate in AccessAbility Day.

3.2

CCD

Annually in November/December

 

2.8

As part of the recruitment review project, consider: attraction strategies for people with disability including increasing understanding of the barriers to employment; and work with teams and managers to communicate the benefits of employing people with disability.
 

3.2

CCD

November 2018

2.9

Facilitate stronger relationships and identify placements within DPAC in collaboration with Disability Employment Service providers.
 

3.2

CCD

Ongoing

2.10

Continue to support the National Disability Services JobsABILITY and BuyAbility initiatives.
 

3.9

All

Ongoing

2.11

Set targets for employing people with disability in DPAC.

3.2

Executive

November 2019

2.12

Each graduate intake to include at least one placement for a graduate with a disability.
 

3.2

Executive

From next graduate placement

 

2.13

Release new Flexible Work Policy and associated procedures.

3.1

CCD

August 2018

2.14

Ensure WHS activities, where possible, support and/or complement accessibility initiatives (e.g. mental health training and promotion, upgrades to physical environment and equipment).
 

6.4

CCD

Ongoing