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Annual Compliance Reporting to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA)
Each year, UOW is required to submit an annual compliance report to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), to meet its obligation under the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012. The Act requires non-public sector employers with 100 or more employees to submit an annual report for the preceding 12-month period ie, 1 April – 31 March. The report is comprehensive and contains a combination of qualitative and quantitative responses.
UOW has a history of meeting the minimum standards set by WGEA in relation to specific gender equality indicators. Organisations with 500 or more employees must have a policy or strategy in place that specifically supports gender equality to be eligible to meet this minimum standard.
The 2019-20 WGEA report (PDF) is now available.
Employer of Choice Gender Equality (EOCGE)
UOW continues to be recognised by the Federal Government as one of the best workplaces in Australia for gender equality as we again received the Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation. After a strategic review of the citation which reflects findings from the latest academic research into drivers of improved gender equality outcomes, the revised citation is now awarded for two years.
The EOCGE citation is designed to promote and improve gender equality and acknowledge the systemic barriers that women have traditionally faced in Australian workplaces.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Wellings CBE said “we are thrilled to be recognised as a leader in gender equality, with UOW continually demonstrating the dedication and commitment of our staff on such an important social issue. While achieving this employer of choice citation is a great acknowledgement of the progress being made, we still need to ensure we remain focused and continue to build on our values of a gender-diverse workforce.
UOW has implemented and actively promotes a number of policies, strategies, and initiatives to enhance gender equality, including flexible work arrangements, generous paid parental leave, on-campus childcare facilities, mentoring workshops, and targeted development programs.
You can review the citation criteria and UOW's current and previous submissions below: