At Treasury, we strive to reflect the diversity of our state. This gives us a deeper understanding of the communities we serve and allows us to deliver better outcomes. We want our team members to feel that they belong and can bring their whole selves to work.
Disability Employment and Inclusion
Removing barriers for people living with a disability and fostering a more accessible Treasury community.
Dedicated to delivering on our reconciliation commitments and embracing unity between First Nations people and the wider Australian community.
Creating a safe space for all
Join a team that values and practises workplace diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We are committed to creating a safe space where every person can achieve their full potential and access the same opportunities.
This includes ensuring our workforce and organisational practices are inclusive for everyone. Treasury recognises that while we are all diverse, there are some aspects of identity that represent risks of marginalisation and impact on people’s access to opportunity in a variety of ways. This includes, but is not limited to:
- First Nations
- age, including young people and older people
- disability, including hidden disabilities
- mental health
- multi-cultural/cultural and linguistic diversity
- religious/faith affiliation
- socio-economic background.
NSW Treasury is accredited as a Level 1 Activate Carer with Carers NSW. This recognises the start of our journey to develop carer-friendly workplace policies and practices. Achieving this accreditation means we:
- have demonstrated a strong commitment to supporting carers in the workplace
- have created a culture of belonging for employees providing unpaid support to a family member or friend
- are seen as an employers of choice for people with caring responsibilities.
How you can get involved
We actively support diversity, inclusion and belonging through our culture, plans, projects, policies and actions.
There are a range of ways you can get involved:
- join our diversity, inclusion and belonging community and drive dedicated activities
- take part in diversity and inclusion events, programs, trainings and workshops
- share your lived experience, ideas and perspectives through events and Treasury wide channels
- consume the diversity and inclusion content, including webinars and articles.
Our diversity, inclusion and belonging community is made up of five work streams. Everyone is welcome to join one or more streams.
Disability Employment and Inclusion
NSW Treasury is an accredited Disability Confident Recruiter. This means we provide a fair and equitable recruitment process to all candidates. People with a disability can apply for our jobs without experiencing barriers. We are committed to being an employer of choice for the people of New South Wales.
Our Disability Inclusion Action Plans four pillars are:
- attitudes and behaviours
- inclusive employment
- accessibility and inclusive systems and processes
- creating liveable communities and services.
We support the NSW Government’s commitment to remove systemic and attitudinal barriers for people with disability and foster a more accessible and inclusive community. We are working towards the NSW Premier’s priority of ensuring 5.6 per cent of government sector roles are held by people with disability by 2025.
To learn more, read our Disability Inclusion Action Plan.
It is our responsibility to make sure we represent the communities we serve, including the unique and integral contribution First Nations people make to the community and economy. We are committed to achieving an increase in First Nations people in leadership roles.
We recognise that genuine and sustainable action towards reconciliation requires the ongoing commitment and dedication of our senior leaders, networks and staff. The Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) enables Treasury to strategically take meaningful action to advance reconciliation and hold ourselves accountable for our promises.
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
We promote the inclusion of culturally and linguistically diverse people and perspectives in our organisation’s culture, systems and leadership.
It was born of an appreciation that Treasury has a social imperative to reflect the community it serves. Equally, we can appreciate the links between harnessing cultural diversity and driving prosperity, for example through international trade, capital inflows and mobility of people.
We aim to create a safe and respectful work environment where all staff can be their true authentic selves. We are not just connecting with members of the LGBTIQA+ community, but also their allies, to ensure Treasury is an inclusive and safe place to work, because inclusion is about everyone feeling safe and empowered. That is why we celebrate Pride within Treasury and at external events whenever we have the opportunity.
We are continually working to identify and overcome barriers that might be impacting on parity and opportunities for women across the workforce. Gender equality is a key component of Treasury’s commitment to progress, particularly women in senior roles.
While Treasury is on track to reaching and sustaining NSW Premier’s Priority of having 50 per cent of senior leadership roles held by women by 2025, we will not be stopping there.
We are also focused on a commitment to flexible working, support for working parents, educational resources and courses to address unconscious bias in the workplace.
To learn more, read our Gender Equality Action Plan.
Last updated: 11/08/2023