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Under the GIPA Act, certain information is required by law to be available on our website, free of charge. This is called open access information and includes our policy documents and tabled documents, our disclosure log, our register of government contracts (see all below) and other information contained in our Agency Information Guide.

Public Service Commission information available on this website

Policy documents

Policy documents are those that guide our decisions, actions and procedures in fulfilling our public functions. The GIPA Act requires that all of the Commission’s current policy documents be made available on this website (unless there are overriding public interest reasons why that cannot be done)

Many policy documents that apply to the Commission take the form of, or are issued as, Public Service Commission Circulars or Premier’s Memoranda, and in the past as Department of Premier and Cabinet Circulars. Our other policy documents are available under PSC Policy Documents and in the Employment Portal.

Tabled documents

From time to time other documents are tabled in the Parliament concerning the Commission. These tabled documents are also available via this website. For example, refer to the State of the NSW Public Sector Report 2014, 2013 and 2012.

Disclosure log

Our disclosure log is a record of information that the Commission has released, often in response to a specific request from an individual or organisation under the GIPA Act that the Commission thinks could also be of interest to other members of the public.

The disclosure log sets out the date the decision was made to release the information; a description of the information released; and details about whether that information is currently available and how it can be accessed.

Our disclosure log is continuously updated as additional information is released under the GIPA Act. See: Public Service Commission Disclosure Log (PDF 156.2KB)

Register of government contracts

All contracts the Public Service Commission enters into with the private sector valued over $150,000 are required to be recorded in the register of government contracts, which is published on the NSW Government Tenders and Contracts.

The details of each contract is required to be entered into the register within 45 working days of the contract coming into effect, and must remain on the register for 20 working days or until the contract is complete, whichever is longer.

The Government tender’s website also provides details of current tender opportunities in accordance with Premiers Memorandum 2007-01 - Public Disclosure of Information arising from NSW Government Tenders and Contracts.

Advertising campaigns

The NSW Public Service Commission launched an online campaign to promote NSW Government as an employer of choice in 2016. The campaign's compliance with the Government Advertising Act 2011 has been certified.

Still looking for the information you need?

In addition to the open access information which the Commission is required by law to make available, the Commission also proactively releases a large volume of other information. Browsing our website will give you some guidance about the other kinds of information the Commission holds and releases publicly.

If you cannot find the information you are looking for on this website, you can ask us whether the information has already been released by the Commission proactively in some other form (for example, in printed form).

You can contact us on telephone (02) 9272 6000 to ask if the information you are after has been released by the Commission either on this website or in another form. Some publications may only be available on the payment of a fee, but we will let you know if that is the case. Back to top