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Public Sector Reform

Reforming the public sector to deliver improved services to the NSW community

Arising from the Government's support of the Commission of Audit's recommendations, the Premier requested the Public Service Commissioner to review the NSW public sector, starting with the executive structure, and develop reform proposals to improve public sector management. There are two parts to these reforms: reform of the executive structure and reforms which will apply to the entire government sector. 

The GSE Act provides a new and simpler statutory framework devoted solely to NSW Government sector employment and workforce management.  The GSE Act allows employees to better understand and engage with their employment system. Its provisions will allow for devolving workforce management to agencies within a centrally defined framework. Future Department Secretaries, Executive Agency Heads and human resource leaders will be appropriately equipped to manage their respective workforces.

Overall, the Act provides the foundation of a modern and effective public sector workforce, attracting and retaining talented people who want rewarding careers and who are well-equipped to deliver the best service to the people of NSW.

Government Sector Employment Act 2013 

Two important areas of reform directly affecting staff are: changes to the executive structure of the Public Service and changes to employment arrangements and management practices which apply more generally to non-executive employees of the Public Service. 

This information booklet is available to help you understand what is changing.

 

 

Government Sector Employment Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

The Government on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 introduced the Government Sector Employment Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 into Parliament.  The objects of the Bill are:

(a) to align employment arrangements for senior executives in the NSW Health Service, the NSW Police Force and the Transport Services of NSW (and for certain statutory officers currently employed under senior executive service arrangements) with the new employment arrangements for senior executives in the Public Service under the Government Sector Employment Act 2013,

(b) to align employment arrangements for non-executive employees of the NSW Police Force who are not police officers with the new employment arrangements for non-executive employees of the Public Service under that Act,

(c) to amend the Act to make further provisions with respect to misconduct and other matters,

(d) to make amendments to other Acts consequent on the enactment of that Act.

The Bill can be accessed on the Parliamentary website along with the Explanatory Note. The Government Sector Employment Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 has not passed the Legislative Council at this time.

 

 People Matter - Find out more

The online survey closed on 30 May, however paper surveys will be processed until 6 June. The results of the survey will be provided to Secretaries in August and published on our website in September. The results will also inform the 'State of the Public Sector' report, to be tabled in Parliament in November.

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View Premier's Video and find out more here.

Government Sector Employment Act 2013

The Government Sector Employment Act 2013 (GSE Act) commenced on 24 February 2014 and repeals the Public Sector Employment and Management Act 2002 (PSEM Act).

The new Act is supported by the GSE Regulation 2014 and GSE Rules 2014.  The GSE Act, Regulation and Rules, along with other relevant materials are accessible via the EmploymentPortal – your online guide to NSW Government Sector Employment.