Performance Development Framework

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The Public Service Commission’s task is to drive the most significant reforms the NSW public sector has seen in a generation to build a high-performance culture and enhance the sector’s ability to meet the community’s service needs.

Underpinning a high performance culture is an effective system for managing individual, team and organisational performance.

This framework (PDF 692.9KB) contains the essential elements and mandatory guidelines for agency performance development systems and sets the approach for managing all aspects of employee performance in the NSW public sector.


Reference Guides for applying the Framework

These comprehensive reference guides do not reflect the revised core requirements and essential elements of the Public Sector Performance Development Framework. They continue to provide helpful information about performance development for Managers, Employees and Human Resources while the guidance is adapted.

For Employees

Performance Dev Framework Cover Employees

For Managers

Performance Dev Framework Cover Managers

For HR

Performance Dev Framework Cover HR



Access templates and references to assist you in implementation of the framework.


The Public Service Commission acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which our office stands.