Integrity

Trust, Service

& Accountability

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 streamlined 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.

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.

Click here to access the EmploymentPortal

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.