WGEA Portal system updates
The WGEA Portal will be unavailable from Saturday 27 February until Wednesday 3 March as we undertake system upgrades in preparation for the upcoming reporting period. We expect that the Portal will be operational again on Wednesday 3 March. Please refer to this page for any updates. If you need support in the interim, please email email@example.com.
A new, easy to use reporting system
Over the past year, the Agency has been working hard to build a new, easy-to-use reporting system that makes the process easier for employers. Over the next few months, we will be sharing some of the features of the new system with you ahead of the next reporting cycle in 2021.
The new reporting portal comes from an Australian Government announcement in 2018 that the Workplace Gender Equality Agency would be allocated funds to redevelop our data reporting system. Since then, we have been working hard to bring the new system to life.
What you told us
The Agency sent out a survey in 2019 to find out what you wanted to see included in the new system. The top five things respondents wanted to see from our new system were:
- That the process is as automated as possible
- That the system aligns with their own HR, finance and/or payroll systems
- Workplace profile errors are easier to correct
- The system alerts users to errors faster
- User-friendly screen design
We heard what you were saying and have looked at how we can make the reporting process easier for you to use. We’ve been busy developing a system that truly caters to your needs.
What you need to do
Keep an eye out for our updates! We will be sending out information every few weeks with details about new features and changes to the reporting process.
As these changes are ongoing, we will keep you updated at every step of the process.
We encourage you to read and engage with content. If you have feedback on the changes, please complete our Feedback form.
The new reporting system will make the process of reporting simpler and faster for employers. Read this article for an overview of some of the changes that we'll be updating you on over the next few months.
Streamlining the reporting process for employers has been front of mind as the Agency builds the new WGEA reporting system. One new feature that will make the reporting process easier is the integration of the WGEA Portal with the Australian Business Register.
In addition to the mandatory compliance data we collect, we have introduced several voluntary data fields which will help the Agency, and your organisation, get an even clearer picture of workplace gender equality.
As part of our consultation process for the new WGEA Portal, employers told us that they would like to have as much of the reporting system automated as possible as well as faster upload times. To help achieve this, we have created two new Workplace Profile (WPP) templates for you to choose from.
A number of organisations told us that the manager categories required to be submitted in their Workplace Profile did not always reflect the variety of roles in their corporate structure. To help better reflect the internal structure of your organisation and your managers, we have added some additional manager categories.
One of the changes many organisations told us they would like to see in our new system was a simpler process for reporting promotions, resignations and appointments.