You will comply with the Act if you:
- submit an annual report with the required data on time
- have your CEO sign the public report
- comply with notification and access requirements in section 1.5
- if your organisation has 500 or more employees, you must meet the minimum standard or if they are not met, improve against them within two reporting periods
- give us information to review your compliance if we ask
- do not include anything false or misleading in your report or in the extra compliance information we request.
The Agency issues compliance letters to confirm that an organisation is compliant with its obligations under the Act. For reporting organisations, compliance letters are available to download from the online portal once an employer has been assessed as compliant. Compliance letters are issued 28 days after the organisation has submitted a fully compliant report (there must be no outstanding data quality items to be addressed).
Employers will receive an email informing them when their compliance letter is available to download from the portal.
Organisations tendering for government contracts may need to satisfy a requirement to be compliant with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012.
- For organisations that have reported your compliance letter fulfils this requirement.
- For non-public sector organisations with 100 or more employees who are not registered with the Agency you will need to register to be compliant until your first submission is due. Please visit the Do you need to report? section.
- For organisations that are not required to report as they have less than 100 employees across their entire structure, please contact the Agency via email to request a tender letter. In your request please include the following information:
- Legal name of organisation;
- Total employee count across all employing entities;
- Name, title and salutation of the CEO/head of business; and
- The name of the government department or agency you are tendering.