An interim examination of a survey charting the impact of the Average Staffing Level (ASL cap) has revealed many instances where CSIRO staff reported the increased use or consideration of external contractors as a means of avoiding the ASL cap.
Outside contractors and labour hire firms are being used across the federal public sector extensively. The Senate’s Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee is currently holding an inquiry into the impact of changes to service delivery models on the administration and running of Government programs.
The Staff Association has made a submission to the inquiry highlighting that the application of the ASL cap is driving a wave of outsourcing across CSIRO.
- CSIRO Staff Association submission – PDF
- Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee – Inquiry homepage