Labour standards and practice

The long service leave liabilities of DHS-funded social & community service organisations 2006

Client:  Department of Human Services, Victoria

This report reports the results of the 2006 survey, 'Long service leave liabilities of employees covered by the Social and Community Services, Victoria Award, 2000'. The project arose from a desire to improve the attractiveness of, and retention rates in, the social and community services sector in Victoria. Retention problems and recruitment difficulties are widespread throughout the sector. One possible remedial strategy aimed at making the sector more attractive to employees is to introduce long service leave portability between employers.