1011.0 - ABS Reconciliation Action Plan, 2013-2016  
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Opportunities: Initiatives supporting the employment and education of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Focus area: Increasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment/statistical literacy capacity building
6. ABS achieves the Commonwealth Public Sector employment representation target of 2.7 per cent for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by 2015.

Refer to Strategy 2 of the Workplace Diversity Action Plan (WDAP).
6.1 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Recruitment and Retention actions (within the ABS Workplace Diversity Action Plan) are implemented. 6.1.1 Strategies are reviewed for effectiveness annually and modified as appropriate. Annually (June)SMG
6.2 APS Diversity Council project recommendations (job readiness and retention) are considered and implemented as appropriate in the RAP or WDAP.6.2.1 APS Diversity Council recommendations promoting the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are implemented and supported. Subject to project completionDirector Workforce Strategies Section
7. Develop statistical literacy skills within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.7.1 Seek to expand the Footy Stats initiative with the National Rugby League (NRL).7.1.1 Footy Stats version for NRL is available for utilisation by Indigenous Engagement Managers by May 2013.May 2013Director National Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statistics
7.2 From June 2013 Footy Stats (NRL and AFL versions) are utilised by IEMs as appropriate. 7.2.1 STSS units report on utilisation and effectiveness of Footy Stats (both the NRL and AFL versions). Reported June 2014 and then annuallyDirectors of State and Territory Statistical Services
8. The ABS tender assessment process takes into account potential suppliers who have made positive contributions in the area of the Indigenous Opportunity Policy (IOP).8.1 From July 2013, a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) criteria, where suppliers can indicate their contributions to Closing the Gap, is incorporated into Request for Tender and assessment processes.
8.1.1 Rate of potential suppliers that report Closing the Gap CSRs is recorded. Reported June 2014 and then annuallyDirector Procurement Services and Contract Support Section