The Public Service Commission uses various policies and procedures in connection with the exercise of the functions of the Public Service Commissioner and the Commission.

The Public Service Commission makes a wide range of policies and procedures publicly available on this website and related Public Service Commission websites, for example, Commissioner’s Directions, Circulars and Memos, policies concerning Senior Executives and our Code of Ethics and Conduct.

In addition, the following policies that may impact members of the public are made available on this webpage as open access information for the purposes of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.

Guideline Inquiry

Inquiries into the Administration and Management of Government sector agencies

Public Interest Disclosure Policy

Access our public interest disclosure policy and the reporting form. 

Fraud and Corruption Policy

The PSC’s Fraud and Corruption Policy describes the rules and systems used by the PSC to prevent fraud being committed against the PSC, whether by staff members or contractors or members of the public. The Policy also details the PSC’s arrangements to prevent and detect corrupt conduct by PSC staff members, to help to ensure compliance with the Independent Commission against Corruption Act 1989.

Intellectual Property Policy

The PSC’s Intellectual Property Policy sets out the PSC’s approach to managing and using intellectual property, whether created or owned by the PSC , prepared by PSC employees during their employment at the PSC, or prepared for the PSC by external contractors. The Policy is designed to comply with the NSW Government Intellectual Property Framework 2021, with additional details where necessary to reflect the PSC’s operations and objectives. The Policy is necessarily general in nature, and the PSC may adopt different approaches from those detailed in the Policy if specific circumstances so require.

Privacy Policies

Privacy Management Plan

The PSC’s Privacy Management Plan is made under section 33 of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998(NSW)(“the PPIP Act”). It sets out the Public Service Commission’s (PSC) commitment to respecting the privacy rights of individuals whose personal and health information we collect and manage.

The Plan seeks to inform the PSC’s stakeholders, staff, and the general public on how we manage personal information in compliance with the (“the PPIP Act and health information in compliance with the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002(NSW) (“the HRIP Act”)

Privacy Code of Practice for the Public Service Commission

This Code is made under the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (PPIPA) and has legal effect. It sets out certain ways in which the PSC is permitted to depart from the strict wording of the PPIPA by adopting alternative approaches to compliance that give equivalent protection to members of the public.

Health Privacy Code of Practice for the Public Service Commission

This Code is made under the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (PPIPA) and has legal effect. It sets out certain ways in which the PSC is permitted to depart from the strict wording of the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 by adopting alternative approaches to compliance that give equivalent protection to members of the public.