Collaboration enables better decision making, based on more diverse perspectives. Staffing arrangements such as secondments, fixed term agreements and acting roles enable collaboration by creating new relationships, and generating more horizontal movement across the sector than the use of permanent employment alone. Table 3 shows the number and proportion of employees on fixed term agreements and inter-agency secondments. Secondments within departments are not included. The overall proportion of fixed term employees in the Public Service increased to 8.4% in 2014. The number of secondments in the Public Service has increased, but is only a tiny proportion of the Public Service employees.
Table 3: Number and proportion of employees on fixed term agreements and secondments, 30 June 2010-2014
Fixed term employees
Proportion of current employees on fixed term agreements