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How does the GSE affect me

Legislative information for senior executives, public service and government sector employees

Public Service Employees

The Government Sector Employment Act 2013 commenced on 24 February 2014. The NSW Public Service was established by the GSE Act and replaces the Government Services and its divisions that were established by the Public Sector Employment and Management Act 2002. 

All existing employees of the Government Service under the PSEM Act became employees in the Public Service under the GSE Act on 24 February 2014.

If you are a former SES officer, Senior Officer or equivalent, your employment arrangements are in transition to the new senior executive arrangements under the GSE Act.  See the information for Public Service senior executives for more.

Public Service Senior Executives

The executive structure reforms involve consolidating the Senior Executive Service, Senior Officers and other executives into a single group and establishing a separate structure for cluster Secretaries.  The broader government sector reforms involve introducing more contemporary employment management practices.

Information on senior executive reforms made in 2013.

Answers to common question on public sector reforms made in 2013.

Government Sector Employees

The Government Sector Employment Act 2013 commenced on 24 February 2014.

The GSE Act establishes the NSW Public Service and defines other services such as the Teaching Service, Health Service, NSW Police Force and Transport Service of NSW as being part of the broader government sector. 

Not all provisions of the GSE Act apply to government sector agencies and their employees. If you need any further information, contact the your human resources team.