Chapter 2: enhancing our workforce

Chapter at a glance

The GSE Act will create a leaner, flatter executive structure that will increase decision-making efficiency, accountability and mobility, and support the delivery of high-quality services.

The PSC launched a range of senior executive development initiatives, including Delivering Business Results, and a networking forum for leaders.

A new cross-sector employment strategy is under development to increase employment, career and leadership opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Ongoing research into the barriers faced by employees with a disability will provide a solid foundation for future diversity policies and strategies.

The GSE Act introduces employment arrangements that will make it easier for employees to move within and between agencies.

Current reform programs in the NSW public sector are focused on assessing, building and supporting the capabilities of the sector’s senior executives to ensure they have the vision, skills and knowledge to develop and lead programs of work, drive culture change and encourage innovation. The GSE Act will support greater diversity and mobility of employees, whether executive or non-executive, and play an important part in fostering an innovative environment.

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