Workforce planning toolkit

Public authorities may find the following resources useful when developing and reviewing their workforce and diversity plans or Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) management plans. These tools can be used as a guide and may be tailored to suit an organisation’s specific requirements. 

Workforce and diversity planning - a guide for public authorities

This guide assists public authorities with workforce and diversity planning. It demonstrates examples of effective workforce and diversity planning strategies and provides a checklist of elements to ensure comprehensive workforce and diversity planning is undertaken.

Workforce planning and diversity assessment tool

This checklist enables you to undertake a self-assessment of your authority’s workforce and diversity planning processes and outcomes to assist you in the development and management of an integrated workforce and diversity plan.

Workforce and diversity action plan template

This template facilitates the development of workforce planning and diversity initiatives by looking at ‘what it is’ to ‘what it should be’. It can be customised to meet your authority’s specific needs.

Sample workforce and diversity action plan

This ‘sample plan’ demonstrates how public authorities might complete the workforce and diversity action plan.

CEO workforce dashboard reporting template

This template can be used to provide your Director General or Chief Executive Officer with a workforce report that succinctly and visually describes the status of key workforce and diversity indicators. It includes visual prompts on progress and acts as a tracking summary for executive members. This report can also be customised to meet your authority’s needs.

EEO management plan template (less than 100 employees)

For smaller public authorities, including local governments and government trading enterprises, electing to maintain an independent EEO management plan, this template provides some key diversity initiatives and a framework to ensure all elements within s145(2)(a)–(h) of the Equal Opportunity Act are met.  

EEO management plan template (100 or more employees) 

For larger authorities and public universities choosing to maintain an independent EEO management plan, this template provides some key diversity initiatives and a framework to ensure all elements within s145(2)(a)–(h) of the Equal Opportunity Act are met.  


Page last updated 29 September 2017