Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
The requirement for EEO Management Plans, as set out in Part 9A of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, was repealed by the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 (GSE Act). All workforce diversity requirements that are specific to the government sector are now set out in the GSE Act. However, agencies must still comply with the other (general) obligations of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.
Agencies with existing EEO Management Plans were permitted to continue implementing targeted initiatives whilst integrating diversity requirements into their workforce plans for a 12 month transitional period. This transitional arrangement concluded 24 February 2015 (see clause 10 of Schedule 4 to the Government Sector Employment Regulation 2014).
Agencies need to continue to comply with all other legislative requirements not covered by the GSE Act and its supporting instruments, including the remaining sections of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.