Employee health, safety, wellbeing and human rights remained key priorities in 2020–21. Treasury’s Remote Workforce Strategy, implemented in response to COVID-19 in 2020, supported employees to work productively from home and informed the department’s return to office plan. With COVIDsafe work practices in place, Treasury employees continued to provide outstanding service for Queensland’s economic recovery.
In accordance with health advice, the department proactively managed its return to office response to COVID-19 and continued to review business practices, including workplace presence, to ensure effectiveness in the delivery of critical public service work. In 2020–21, Treasury supported flexible work arrangements where blended work arrangements, including remote working and in-office work, were able to be balanced with service delivery requirements.