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A message from Emma Hogan, Public Service Commissioner and Tim Reardon, Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet.
Welcome to the Senior Executive Fundamentals - a key resource designed to help senior executives in the first 12 to 18 months of their employment within the NSW government sector.
Here at NSW government, we are committed to delivering to the people of NSW whether its education, health care, transport services, infrastructure, law enforcement or social services. Each and every day millions of customers are served - customers are the centre of everything we do. Having effective, high performing leaders is essential to delivering these services.
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The Public Service Commission will update this resource over the coming months to reflect the machinery of government changes that start on 1 July 2019.
Senior Executive Fundamentals (SEF) is a key resource for senior executives in the NSW government sector.
The NSW Government is working to deliver better outcomes, infrastructure and services for the 7.8 million citizens of NSW. Effective leadership is essential to our success, and the NSW Government is focused on attracting and developing world-class leaders.
SEF provides key information to help make sure you 'survive and thrive' in the first 12 to 18 months of your employment as a senior executive. It is also an enduring reference guide for you throughout your career.
Our goal is for new senior executives to review the topics in Getting Started before starting in their assigned role, then come back to SEF after four weeks and continue to review the topics over the next 12 to 18 months, in whatever order is relevant to their individual priorities.
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What you need to know and to do in your first three months as a senior executive in the NSW public sector.
Information about the system of government in Australia, and an overview of NSW legislation, NSW Parliament and NSW Government.
A summary of the organisations within the NSW government sector, including workforce data.
Strategic approaches to policy development, decision making, service delivery, change management and business planning.
How to work with ministers, ministers' offices, agency executives, employees and community stakeholders.
Executive responsibilities relating to standards of conduct, financial management, procurement, information management, work health and safety and parliamentary processes.
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