Timeliness of TIO services
Our target: to deal with 90 per cent of phone calls and emails from consumers within one business day.
Our target: to close 80 per cent of conciliated complaints within 30 business days.
In 2014-15, of 11,873 conciliations closed, 9,174 were closed within 30 business days. The below-target result was in part due to the fact that there were fewer simple unresolved cases and it took longer to achieve a conciliated outcome in a greater proportion of cases.
Our target: to close 80 per cent of investigated complaints within 70 business days.
Of 210 investigations closed in 2014-15, 36 were closed within 70 business days. There was some improvement over the year and in June 2015, 40 per cent of investigations were closed within 70 business days. Due to the changing nature of complaints matters at this level are more difficult to resolve and this target will be revised.
Age of complaints
Our target: that less than five per cent of open complaints are unresolved for more than 120 days.
Of 821 complaints that were open as at 30 June 2015, 59 had been open for longer than 120 days.