Our National Employer Program has won a commendation award at the prestigious Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management.
The National Employer Program (NEP) is run by the Fair Work Ombudsman’s National Employer Branch and is a free and voluntary program. The Program is designed to assist large national enterprises become fairer workplaces by voluntarily meeting their workplace relations responsibilities and achieving better workplace policies and practices.
The Program is an innovative approach to regulation, fostering compliance with the Fair Work Act through the proactive education of large national employers and their employees.
Employers who have taken part in the Program have displayed strong satisfaction with the initiative. Additionally, the Program has resulted in superior outcomes for employees; influencing the employment thousands through one centralised point of contact.
The Prime Minister’s awards are decided by a panel from the Institute of Public Administration Australia. The panel received 25 nominations with 5 projects being recognised in categories including innovation, commended, silver and gold.