Classification and remuneration framework
The Classification and Remuneration Framework for NSW Government Boards and Committees (the Framework), as announced in Premier’s Memorandum 2012-18, guides decisions about the remuneration of individual boards and committees. The Framework covers all boards and committees, except for Crown Lands Trusts, where appointments require Ministerial approval – either by Cabinet or directly by a Minister. The freeze to remuneration increases as announced in Premier's Memorandum 2012-18 is still in effect.
As part of the establishment process for new entities, Ministers are to consult the Public Service Commissioner to determine the appropriate classification (and remuneration) level for both paid and unpaid boards and committees covered by the Framework. Agencies advising Ministers should use the Framework to arrive at a proposed classification and remuneration level for the entity.
The Framework has five classification groups with various levels and criteria. The Framework includes step-by-step guidance to help you determine the appropriate group and allocate a board and committee into the appropriate level using the criteria.
Classification request forms
Each group in the Framework has an individual Classification and Remuneration Recommendation Request form that should be attached to the Minister’s letter to the Commissioner. Download the relevant form and enter information online or print the form and fill it in manually.
Classification and Remuneration Recommendation Request – Group A
Classification and Remuneration Recommendation Request – Group B
Classification and Remuneration Recommendation Request – Group C
Classification and Remuneration Recommendation Request – Group D
Classification and Remuneration Recommendation Request – Group E
Boards and Committees remuneration
The NSW Government Boards and Committees is published from time to time and details the classification and remuneration of NSW Government Boards and Committees covered by the Framework.
The Public Service Commissioner has issued the Appointment Standards pursuant to section 11(1)(g) of the Government Sector Employment Act 2013.
Payment to public sector employees
It is NSW Government policy that public sector employees appointed to NSW government boards or committees do not receive remuneration. Ministers may seek an exemption from this policy from the Public Service Commissioner in circumstances where public sector employees serving on boards or committees meet exemption criteria. For further information, see the Department of Premier and Cabinet NSW Government Board and Committee Guidelines.
Enquiries relating to the Framework or Appointment Standards can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
You should contact the Department of Premier and Cabinet for information and advice about the appointment process for board and committee members and governance arrangements outlined in the NSW Government Boards and Committees Guidelines.