Trust, Service

& Accountability

State of the NSW Public Sector Report 2012

The inaugural State of the NSW Public Sector Report, which was released in November 2012, is the first major statement by the Public Service Commissioner on approaches to address the challenges facing the NSW public sector and his assessment of its performance. The report details both the identified issues and the Commissioner’s response to those issues.

Cover Image of the State of the NSW Public Sector Report 2012: 'How it is'Whole Report  (PDF 3.4MB)

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Values & ethics
Chapter 3: Capability
Chapter 4: Productivity

To request a printed copy of this report, email us your postal address.

In addition to the State of the NSW Public Sector Report there are two companion reports setting out a more detailed analysis: People Matter Employee Survey 2012 Main Findings report and the Workforce Profile Report 2012.


Behaving Ethically

Behaving Ethically: a guide for NSW government sector employees is a package of resources designed to help government sector employees better understand the obligation to act ethically and in the public interest.

It provides practical guidance that government sector employees can use in their day-to-day dealings with colleagues, clients, customers, stakeholders and the government of the day.

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.