EmployABILITY is a new strategy to increase employment opportunities for people with disability in the NSW public sector.
The focus of agencies, including managers and employees at every level across the sector, should be on people’s abilities, not their disabilities. We need to encourage and explore opportunities to value and build a capable and high performing workforce.
The strategy focuses on:
- retaining the knowledge, skills, experiences of our staff with a disability and how we may support them better to ensure they can remain in the workforce
- improving the recruitment experience for people with a disability to ensure we do not miss the opportunity to access critical skills and experience because of unnecessary barriers in our recruitment processes
- help our staff with a disability to further develop their skills and experience and build careers in the sector.
- These actions are underpinned and driven by a focus on building a workplace culture that embraces and supports workplace diversity.
EmployABILITY establishes a new stretch target to increase the employment of people with a disability requiring a workplace adjustment to 1.5% by 2013.