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The Government Sector Employment Act 2013 provides a new and streamlined statutory framework devoted solely to the NSW Government Sector Employment and Workforce Management. The GSE Act is part of the strategy to modernise the NSW public sector. 

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

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

Web Document  Government Sector Employment Act 2013
PDF Document  Key Features of the GSE Act (PDF 1.3MB)
PDF Document  GSE/PSEM Acts Comparison Table (PDF 71.6KB)

GSE Regulation & Rules

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

PDF Document  Factsheet on the GSE Regulation and Rules (PDF 70.9KB)

Web Document  Government Sector Employment Regulation 2014
PDF Document  GSE/PSEM Regulations Comparison Table (PDF 61.8KB)

Web Document  Government Sector Employment Rules 2014


These guidelines sets out a principles-based approach to guide the Public Service Commissioner in considering whether to exercise the power of inquiry under section 83 of the Government Sector Employment Act 2013.

Guideline: Inquiries into the administration and management of government sector agencies (PDF 627.2KB)

Read more about Public Service Commission guidelines