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Government Sector Employment Act

The framework for NSW Government Sector Employment and Workforce Management.


The Government Sector Employment Act 2013 provides the statutory framework for NSW government sector employment and workforce management. 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.

The Act establishes two main employment structures: the government sector, and within that, the Public Service.

The government sector

Government Sector

Two of the Act's key reform areas were the structure of the sector's executive, and the employment arrangements and management practices that apply to both executive and non-executive employees.

Access the full Act via NSW Legislation.

Read this information booklet for the key part of the GSE Act.

Use this table to compare the GSE Act to the Public Sector Employment and Management Act 2002.

GSE Regulation & Rules

The Government Sector Employment Act 2013 is supported by a regulation and rules created under the Act.

Read this factsheet for key information on the GSE regulations and rules.

Access the full Government Sector Employment Regulations

Access all the Government Sector Employment Rules.

Additional GSE information

Additional fact sheets for Public Service Employees, Public Service Senior Executives and Government sector employees.

Access additional information on the Act, assignment to roles, the Government Sector Employment Bill and the Executive Structure Reform briefings.