INDEPENDENT NEWS

ADF Bonus Payments

Published: Tue 19 Dec 2000 08:38 AM
Department of Defence Media Release
ADF BONUS PAYMENTS
Head of the Defence Personnel Executive, Major General Simon Willis, has announced that a weekend report claiming Defence was abandoning bonus payments aimed at retaining key military personnel was incorrect.
“Bonus commitments remain in place for eight different categories including submariners, Navy Observers and Air Force Flight Engineers. Quite simply though, the latest Pilot Retention Bonus, introduced in 1987 to provide a retention incentive for pilots serving in the Australian Defence Force, is to be replaced with longer-term benefits early in 2001,” he said.
Major General Willis stated, “The Pilot Retention Bonus was successful for the first few years but has been discontinued, as planned, because the effectiveness of the bonus declined. However, long term proposals to retain pilots are well advanced and expected to be put in place in 2001.”
Retention and Completion bonuses have been a feature of Defence Force career management since the first Pilot Retention Bonus in 1987. However, bonuses available to other key personnel will not be affected by current changes.
Bonuses require military personnel to make a commitment to serve for a specified time. They are offered to targeted groups of critical personnel when military capability is likely to be reduced through resignations.
These bonuses have met the desired retention objectives. Major General Willis revealed, “The latest bonus offered to selected Air Force engineering officers has already halved the resignation rate of this particular group.”
Bonuses are intended to be short-term measures whilst long term solutions are put in place. They are normally introduced for a fixed period of two years with a further extension subject to a performance review.
Major General Willis added, “In all retention efforts, personnel remain our primary concern and any changes will take into consideration their need for a fulfilling career. We want to make sure they are properly trained, equipped, remunerated, and looked after.”
ENDS

Next in World

Julian Assange extradition case finally heading to court
By: The Conversation
Trump Visits Modi's India and Announces $3 Billion Arms Deal
By: Common Dreams
On Bernie Sanders’ Presidential Bid
By: Gordon Campbell
Crisis and Opportunity: The ‘Deal of the Century’ Challenge
By: Ramzy Baroud
On the Iran aftermath
By: Gordon Campbell
We’re Asking One Question In Assange’s Case: Should Journalists Be Punished For Exposing War Crimes?
By: Caitlin Johnstone
Assange’s Persecution Has Exposed Media Depravity The World Over
By: Caitlin Johnstone
Your Man In The Public Gallery – Assange Hearing Day 2
By: Craig Murray
Your Man In The Public Gallery – Assange Hearing Day 1 162
By: Craig Murray
Seeing Through The Lies – US Edition
By: Craig Murray
Julian Assange Against The Imperium: Day Two Of Extradition Hearings
By: Binoy Kampmark
Pardoning Julian Assange: Donald Trump, WikiLeaks And The DNC
By: Binoy Kampmark
“Leave Our Bloke Alone”: A Little Mission For Julian Assange
By: Binoy Kampmark
‘And Then - Nothing. Silence’: The Deadly Facade Of ‘Democracy’
By: MediaLens
Global Protests - Speak Up For Julian Assange
By: Free Assange NZ
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media