In late 2011, the TIO received a request from some employees to begin bargaining for an enterprise agreement. To ensure that this was the view of the majority of staff a ballot was conducted by the Australian Electoral Commission in December 2011.
A majority of employees supported the request for bargaining, and the TIO agreed to the request in January 2012. Negotiations are currently underway, with both employees and the TIO presenting their positions in a series of meetings. The bargaining process should be concluded during 2012-13.