Over its 194 years, NSW Treasury has played a significant role in shaping the history of NSW. Today, with over 500 employees with a diverse range of skills, perspectives, and backgrounds, NSW Treasury continues to help the Government to deliver on its promises to the people of NSW – to make the state a great place to live and work.
One of our three corporate goals is for NSW Treasury to be highly capable and engaged people, sought after for the quality of their advice. We continue to deliver on this through the development of a culture of highly engaged and talented people who deliver great outcomes for our partners.
Diversity and inclusion
NSW Treasury is committed to reflecting the diverse NSW communities we serve and creating an inclusive and flexible workplace. We continue to build a culture of highly engaged, diverse and talented people which fosters a workplace that integrates differing points of view and enables higher levels of productivity, flexibility, creativity, and innovation.
In connection with our values and strategic goals, we advocate diversity of thought through bold and innovative thinking. This enables NSW Treasury to continually build an environment where our people are respected and valued for their unique contribution which supports the delivery of better outcomes for the people of NSW.
Each aspect of diversity and inclusion is equally important. NSW Treasury is committed to ensuring our workforce and organisational practices are inclusive for everyone including people of all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander recruitment
Treasury supports the Government’s commitment to growing and developing a talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce in the Public Sector. We seek Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for a wide range of roles and at all levels - from trainees to executive roles.
For more information see the Aboriginal Employment Strategy.
To view our Reconciliation Action Plan recently endorsed by Reconciliation Australia please click here.
At NSW Treasury we are committed to creating a workplace that is diverse, inclusive, and reflective of the NSW communities we serve. We are developing a Disability Inclusion Action Plan 2021-2025 (DIAP) to ensure our workplaces are accessible, embedding inclusive design in our thinking and responses, and maximise participation for people with disabilities by removing barriers so they can do their work and fully participate in the workplace. We aim to ensure people with disability are treated with dignity and respect, can make full use of their unique capabilities, are consulted about workplace adjustments they need, have rights respected to privacy, confidentiality, and choices about their personal information and the work environment are free from all forms of discrimination and harassment.
We have implemented a number of initiatives in support of this, including:
- Position descriptions based upon the objective essential requirements for that role in line with public service requirements.
- Providing advice to our hiring managers on interviewing people with disability, as well as how to cater to the access needs of all candidates (for example, accessible venues, encouraging/arranging for relevant supports to be available for the interview including Auslan interpreters, employment support workers, and attendant carers).
- Ensuring all people with disability are supported to access adjustments in recruitment processes and in the workplace by asking and making workplace adjustments
- Celebrating International Day for People with a Disability (IDPwD).
- Supporting the PSC's and Treasury's internal Disability Employee Network (DEN) that works closely on matters such as the department-wide Diversity and Inclusion Plan and the development of our DIAP.
We also continue to learn new ways to be more inclusive. That is why we are a proud member of the Australian Network on Disability (AND) who we have partnered with to develop our DIAP. Our DIAP will contain actions developed around the four outcome areas in the NSW Disability Inclusion plan - liveable communities, inclusive employment, attitudes and behaviours, and systems and processes. As a member of the Diversity Council of Australia and the Australian Network on Disability, we are guided by the support and advice given by the peak bodies, along with our employee networks.
Values and behaviours
NSW Treasury’s values and behaviours are embedded in everything we do and are key enablers of our “can do” culture.