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Army October 13, 2011
PARTICIPANTS selected at random
to participate in the Defence Attitude
Survey (DAS) have until October 23 to
complete the survey.
The DAS collects important infor-
mation about the attitudes and opin-
ions of Defence personnel on a range
of employment-related issues.
Information collected from the
DAS is primarily used to inform the
development and evaluation of new
and existing personnel policies in areas
such as conditions of service, job sat-
isfaction, family mobility, career man-
agement and retention.
If you have any questions contact the DAS
helpline on (02) 6127 2606, email Defence.
firstname.lastname@example.org or send internal mail to
Defence Attitude Survey, BP33-4-045 Brindabella
Circuit, Brindabella Park ACT, 2600.
Deadline nears for the DAS
By Graham McBean
LARGER than expected returns for
the recent ADF Reserve Reform
Survey has laid the groundwork for
the reforms required to meet Force
More than 31 per cent of the 30,000
surveys sent to permanent, active and
standby reserve members between July
and August were returned, making it
one of the most successful ADF surveys
Additionally, focus groups at 23
regional locations and more than 50
principal stakeholder interviews includ-
ed triservice representation of reserves
and permanent members to augment
information gathered from the survey.
A Reserve Reform Ideas website
was also created, which received more
than 7000 hits. These were distilled into
more than 150 ideas to be considered
in the Reserve Reform Stream (RRS)
Senior RRS staff said it was interest-
ing but perhaps not surprising that many
of the ideas concerned common issues.
The initiatives were conducted under
Plan Suakin, launched in May by the
Cadet, Reserve and Employer Support
Division, headed by Maj-Gen Paul
Brereton, as a key RRS initiative which
has fallen under the leadership of VCDF
AirMshl Mark Binskin.
The intent of Plan Suakin is to pro-
vide an employment model investigat-
ing how to support the enhanced roles
variously identified for ADF reserves by
the 2009 White Paper, Strategic Reform
Program and the Defence Audit Report.
To enable this, the RRS is using an
evidence-based approach to developing
Information gathered under Plan
Suakin will populate a Predictive
Behaviour Model (PBM), which in
turn will form one of the core tools to
develop courses of action at the single-
service level for reserve reform.
This is supported by a Personnel
Cost Model created by consultant Ernst
& Young and, together with the PBM,
these tools will provide evidence-
based modelling to inform decisions
on how best to grow participation in the
A Civil Skills Data project also has
been established to further identify
the capability brought to the ADF by
reserves with more than 7500 reservists
already registered with the site.
With these models and supporting
online tools in place, the RRS report is
due later this month for consideration
by the Chiefs of Service Committee.
The RRS was established in 2009
under the SRP as one of three streams
allocated to the VCDF Group then
headed by present CDF Gen David
RRS Director Jerome Reid took up
the lead of the project in early 2010
and said achieving the aims of the
Total Force concept under Force 2030
demanded deep reform to be successful.
On May 24, Plan Suakin was
launched and represented the new direc-
tion of the reform process.
"The reserves are being asked to
Changes in reserve
do a lot of things that have never been
asked before but the reserve employ-
ment model has not changed in more
than 60 years," Mr Reid said.
"If we are to build the Total Force
doctrine then we needed to develop a
Total Force model to support it."
Mr Reid said the first task was to
understand the nature of the workforce
and the incentives and conditions of
service that would create the workforce
needed to meet new capability demands.
One of the indicators of a simple
but fixable problem was highlighted
when more than 10 per cent of the ADF
Reserve Reform Surveys were returned
because of outdated information on
He said the phone was still the pri-
mary means of communicating with
ADF reserves and often even these
details were inaccurate.
But he said the success of the ADF
Reserve Reform Survey was evidence
in itself of willingness in the workforce
for change, with more than 1000 people
contacting the RRS office requesting to
Mr Reid said initial responses of the
survey were positive and he was confi-
dent that a more effective employment
model would be the result.
"We want a world-leading evidence-
based solution to the reserve employ-
ment model -- and that is what will
Changes in the wings: Plan Suakin will provide an employment model to support the new roles identified for
ADF reserves such as those in Solomon Islands.
Photo by Sig Nicholas Stamatis
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