Improving work life balance outcomes for workers
The department has continued working alongside public and private sector organisations and the Public Service Commission throughout 2009–10 to deliver the Work Life Balance Strategy and to develop a whole of government policy to support access to and uptake of quality part time work by a greater range of public sector employees.
The strategy offers consultation services and training and practical tools for human resource and industrial relations managers and employees. The strategy provides help to organisations to identify the factors that hinder the uptake of work life balance policies. It has also helped organisations to develop initiatives to address those barriers and set targets to achieve their implementation.