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Government Employee Number

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The GEN (Government Employee Number) is a unique identifier for all NSW government employees and was introduced by the NSW Public Service Commission as a key step in thinking about the NSW government sector as one. It is designed to help with improving workforce management and analysis for the sector.

Your GEN will stay with you even if you transfer between agencies or leave and return to the government sector.

About the GEN

Find out how GEN can be of benefit

Your privacy

Find out how your privacy is protected


The most common questions we receive about GEN


HR GEN Administrators
Guidance for HR GEN administrators for the purposes of GEN data management

Support materials to help with accessing your GEN details

Contact us

Find out who to contact if you have any questions about the GEN