A statewide Workplace Giving Program was introduced
to public sector employees throughout 2013 and 2014.
It lets employees voluntarily donate to specific charities
through their payroll.
This is not a new arrangement. Employees have been
supporters of charities through their payroll for many
years. A review found that they donated approximately
$3.03 million in 2011–12.
The charities for the program were chosen through
a combination of employee surveys, research into
current employee payroll giving, and consultation
with employees. Nine charities agreed upon for the
sector‑wide program were already receiving support
from employees in some agencies. Some departments
chose additional charities aligned with their particular
interests and the priorities on their payroll options list.
The amount of workplace giving was estimated to
be more than $4 million in 2013–14, an exceptionally
Proactive agency engagement with the broader
community is one of the work practices most strongly
associated with positive levels of engagement in the
People Matter survey.
Table 4: Workplace Giving Program donations for