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Assignments, transfers and secondments

The GSE legislative framework provides a structure for the movement of senior executives and non-executive employees within the Public Service and within and between government sector agencies.

The benefits of this type of mobility include:

  • allowing the structure of the sector workforce to evolve in line with Government priorities
  • providing opportunities for employees to develop new capabilities, experience and knowledge and be exposed to different work environments
  • enabling the filling of roles quickly and efficiently.

Guidelines

Assignment to role guideline

The Assignment to role guideline provides advice to Public Service agencies on the following movements:

  • Assignment to a role of non-executive employees within the same agency for an indefinite period
  • Assignment to a role of senior executives within the Public Service for an indefinite period
  • Temporary assignment to a role (at-level or above-level) of non-executive employees within the same agency for a limited period
  • Temporary assignment to a role (at-level or above-level) of senior executives within the Public Service for a limited period.

Mobility Guideline

The Mobility Guideline: Transfer and secondment provides advice to government sector agencies on the following movements:

  • Transfer of non-executive employees between different government sector agencies for an indefinite period
  • Secondment of non-executive employees between government agencies for a limited period
  • Secondment of an employee between a NSW government sector agency and a non-government sector body.

Changes to transfers and secondments

On 31 August 2018 the Government Sector Employment (General) Rules 2014 were amended to enable Public Service agency heads to determine the appropriate advertising and assessment requirements when filling a role through transfers and secondments. This is consistent with requirements applying to other NSW government sector agency heads.

Senior executive movements

Information on assignment of Public Service senior executives is available in the Assignment to role guideline.

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