Follow-up emails on data quality
Once you have submitted your WGEA report, the Agency will review your reporting questionnaire and send an email on any potential errors that may have been found. These errors must be corrected in the report in order for your organisation’s compliance to be finalised. Should potential errors appear to remain unaddressed, a follow-up email is sent.
Outstanding data quality issues could affect your organisation’s compliance status or prevent publication of the Competitor Analysis Benchmark reports for your organisation.
Contact the Agency on 02 9432 7000 and ask to speak to a senior adviser if additional assistance is required to resolve data quality issues
An explanation of potential errors from the reporting questionnaire is listed below. The How to fix data errors document is a step by step guide shows where to go in the online portal and how to re-open the report, amend information in the reporting questionnaire and re-submit the edited report.
Note: The reference guide provides detailed information on reporting, including the key terms, definitions and examples related to the items below.
Too many board members
Explanation: A governing body or board does not generally exceed 20 board members.
Too many Chairs
Explanation: A governing body or board generally only has one Chairperson; the other members of the board are usually board members. The total number of board members may have been incorrectly entered into the number of Chairs.
Organisation has no directors on their governing body
Explanation: If your organisation is one of the following, it must have one governing body/board:
- company (this includes privately owned Pty Ltd, Limited, sole owners, etc)
- has a board that is the same as your parent entity’s governing body.
Primary carers leave – high number of weeks
Explanation: The number of weeks offered for primary carers leave is higher than 52 weeks and therefore could be an error.
Secondary carers leave – high number of weeks
Explanation: The number of weeks offered for secondary carers leave is higher than 36 weeks and therefore could be an error.
Secondary carers leave – high number of days
Explanation: The number of days offered for secondary carers leave is higher than 180 days and therefore could be an error.
The organisation offers paid parental leave, however no employees have access to it
Explanation: For an organisation to provide paid parental leave, a proportion of its workforce must have access to it.
More employees resigned than were recorded in the workplace profile
Explanation: The number of employees who resigned from an organisation does not usually exceed the number of employees in the organisation.
Appointments, promotions or resignations are double the number of employees submitted in the workplace profile
Explanation: The number of appointments, promotions or resignations submitted in the reporting questionnaire is at least double the number of employees submitted in the workplace profile. This applies to managers and non-managers of both genders.
Unless an organisation experiences a period of high employee turnover (for example, with a highly casualised or temporary workforce) or strong workforce expansion during the reporting period, it is likely that the figures entered into the workplace profile or the reporting questionnaire were incorrectly entered.
Example of legitimate reason: This organisation experienced a period of high employee turnover (for example, with a highly casualised or temporary workforce) or strong workforce expansion during the reporting period.
Organisation does not have an ANZSIC class
There is either no ANZSIC class listed in the 'Organisation & contact details' section of the portal, or the class listed is invalid. An organisation must be classified down to the most detailed level of ANZSIC. For further information on ANZSIC class level, please refer to the ABS website
Error text: Organisation does not have a valid ANZSIC class listed under ‘Organisation & contact details’ in the portal.