Why GEN?

Over time, the benefits of GEN are planned to include:

  • ‘single sign-on’ access (no need to re-enter passwords) to a number of cross-sector computer applications through the NSW Identity Hub
  • option for agencies to adopt single sign-on to their own applications
  • cross-agency email lists and ‘white pages’ directory
  • potential for work-related chat rooms and communities of interest
  • communication with employees within and across agencies, including sending targeted emails, surveys, newsletters and information to selected audiences across the NSW government sector
  • potential sector wide email address – @nsw.gov.au – retained when you move between agencies
  • improved career opportunities by enabling employees to view available roles across the sector and managers to search for candidates in other agencies (through the implementation of Human Capital Management Systems)
  • ability for agencies to undertake longitudinal workforce analysis of employee mobility and career paths as well as improve evidence-based workforce management policy development.