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APS Classification guide
03 Oct 2013

The classification guide provides policy guidance on determining and managing classification arrangements in the APS.

Filed under:
  • Frameworks
  • Employment_framework
  • ;
  • Workplace_relations
APS Classification review
27 Nov 2012

The APS classification review has been undertaken in response to Recommendation 6.1 of Ahead of the Game: Blueprint for the Reform of Australian Government Administration which required a review of existing non-SES APS classification arrangements and work level standards to ensure that they continue to meet the needs of APS agencies and employees

Filed under:
  • Employment_framework
APS Leadership and core skills strategy (2014-15 refresh)
30 Jun 2014

The updated strategy was developed to respond to the changing requirements of the APS and enhance leadership development and core skills learning and development to position the APS to effectively respond to current and emerging challenges

Filed under:
  • Leadership
  • ;
  • Training
APS Recruitment guidelines - operational guidance for agencies
09 Jul 2013

The recruitment guidelines provide recruiters at all levels with a best practice guide to support the good work already taking place across agencies.

Filed under:
  • Disability
  • ;
  • Ethics
  • ;
  • Merit
  • ;
  • Recruitment_and_selection
APS Redeployment policy
08 Nov 2013

The redeployment policy is to operate consistently with agency head obligations under the Public Service Act 1999 including the APS Values, as well as requirements in industrial legislation and enterprise agreements, in relation to excess staff situations.

Filed under:
  • Employment_framework
  • ;
  • Movements
APS Statistical Bulletin
02 Dec 2013

The Australian Public Service Statistical Bulletin presents a summary of employment under the Public Service Act 1999 during the financial year, as well as summary data.

Filed under:
  • APS
  • ;
  • Statistical_data_research_and_evaluation
APS Values and Code of Conduct in practice: A guide to official conduct for APS employees and agency heads
01 Jul 2013

This guide assists APS employees to understand the practical application of the APS ethics framework—the Values and Code of Conduct—in both common and unusual circumstances.

Filed under:
  • APS_Values_and_Code_of_Conduct
  • ;
  • Ethics
APS Values, Employment Principles and Code of Conduct resources
13 Mar 2014

On 18 June 2013, the APS Values were launched by the Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP, Minister for the Public Service and Integrity, and Mr Stephen Sedgwick AO, the Australian Public Service Commissioner at a graduate event, hosted by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. A series of printable resources are now available for APS staff.

Filed under:
  • APS_Values_and_Code_of_Conduct
  • ;
  • Employment_framework
ATO Capability Review
25 Jun 2014

This review focuses on leadership, strategy and delivery capabilities in the Australian Taxation Office. It highlights the department's internal management strengths and weaknesses.

Filed under:
  • APS
  • ;
  • APS_Reform
Agency head and statutory offices excluded from the requirements of the Merit and Transparency policy
13 Mar 2014

The Merit and Transparency policy and guidelines apply only to APS agencies that operate under the Public Service Act 1999.

Filed under:
  • Merit
  • ;
  • Recruitment_and_selection
Annual Report
15 Oct 2014

Section 44 of the Public Service Act 1999 provides that we must provide a report each year to the Minister for presentation to the Parliament, which includes a report on the state of the Commission during the year. Includes the Merit Protection Commissioners report

Filed under:
  • APSC
  • ;
  • Governance
  • ;
  • IPS
  • Merit
Applying for a role in the Senior Executive Service
13 Jul 2012

The following information provides general advice for applicants on matters they should consider in submitting applications for Senior Executive Service vacancies in the APS and outlines how SES selection processes are conducted

Filed under:
  • Career_and_career_development
  • Recruitment_and_selection
As One: Australian Public Service Disability Employment Strategy
14 May 2012

This strategy responds to the National Disability Strategy that was launched in 2011 with a key policy objective of improving the workforce participation of people with a disability.

Filed under:
  • Frameworks
  • Disability
  • ;
  • Employment_framework
  • ;
  • Recruitment_and_selection
As-One: A guide to effective influencing
13 Mar 2014

The guide outlines key concepts related to influence and persuasion and identifies key personal characteristics relating to effective influencing.

Filed under:
  • Leadership
  • Disability
  • ;
  • Merit
  • ;
  • Recruitment_and_selection
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service - Capability Review
18 Dec 2013

The Capability review for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

Filed under:
  • APS
Australian Public Service Human Resources Summit 2012
29 Oct 2012

The report of the APS HR summit 2012 provides an insight into the thinking of senior public servants and HR practitioners

Filed under:
  • APS_Reform
  • ;
  • Leadership
  • Disability
  • ;
  • Ethics
  • ;
  • Recruitment_and_selection
  • ;
  • Performance
Australian Public Service agencies
28 Jan 2014

Lists all current APS agencies

Filed under:
  • APS

B

Better, Faster: streamlining recruitment in the APS
13 Aug 2013

The approach described in this booklet can be used for individual or bulk recruitment processes to accurately analyse, diagnose, define and implement meaningful enhancements to recruitment in any agency—large or small

Filed under:
  • Career_and_career_development
  • Engagement
  • ;
  • Recruitment_and_selection
Building an Indigenous Employment Strategy kit
15 Oct 2011

The kit was developed to assist in the development of Indigenous Employment Strategies across the APS.

Filed under:
  • Indigenous
  • ;
  • Recruitment_and_selection
Building capability: A framework for managing learning and development in the APS
03 Oct 2013

The guide is designed to inform and influence key agency stakeholders as well as to encourage ongoing improvement by those with direct responsibility for learning and development.

Filed under:
  • Training

C

Citizenship in the Australian Public Service
01 Jul 2013

This document provides guidance on imposing citizenship as a condition of engagement and on waiving the citizenship requirement to engage non-Australian citizens as APS employees. It also provides some information about migration and citizenship legislation that must be observed by employers generally. It sets out the basic obligations that arise out of the Public Service Act 1999, as well as requirements that are the responsibility of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship and the Attorney-General’s Department.

Filed under:
  • Engagement
Conditions of engagement
01 Jul 2013

This document provides guidance on conditions of engagement including formal qualifications and security, character and health clearances.

Filed under:
  • Engagement
Cracking the code
20 Jun 2007

This guide will help you find out about the APS and how to apply for jobs.

Filed under:
  • Career_and_career_development
  • Recruitment_and_selection
Cyber-bullying of APS employees by members of the public
21 Oct 2013

This guide is aimed at helping agencies to manage cyber-bullying of their employees by members of the public.

Filed under:
  • Forums_online
  • APS_Values_and_Code_of_Conduct
  • ;
  • Employment_framework
  • ;
  • Ethics

D

DAFF Capability Review
24 Jun 2014

This review focuses on leadership, strategy and delivery capabilities in the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. It highlights the department's internal management strengths and weaknesses.

Filed under:
  • APS
  • ;
  • APS_Reform
DFAT Capability Review
24 Jun 2014

This review focuses on leadership, strategy and delivery capabilities in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). It highlights the department's internal management strengths and weaknesses.

Filed under:
  • APS
  • ;
  • APS_Reform
DHS Capability Review
24 Jun 2014

This review focuses on leadership, strategy and delivery capabilities in the Department of Human Services (DHS). It highlights the department's internal management strengths and weaknesses.

Filed under:
  • APS
  • ;
  • APS_Reform
DIAC Capability Review
24 Jun 2014

This review focuses on leadership, strategy and delivery capabilities in the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). It highlights the department's internal management strengths and weaknesses.

Filed under:
  • APS
  • ;
  • APS_Reform
DIICSRTE Capability Review
24 Jun 2014

This review focuses on leadership, strategy and delivery capabilities in the Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education. It highlights the department's internal management strengths and weaknesses.

Filed under:
  • APS
  • ;
  • APS_Reform
DOFD Capability Review
24 Jun 2014

This review focuses on leadership, strategy and delivery capabilities in the Department of Finance and Deregulation. It highlights the department's internal management strengths and weaknesses.

Filed under:
  • APS
  • ;
  • APS_Reform
DPMC Capability Review
24 Jun 2014

This review focuses on leadership, strategy and delivery capabilities in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC). It highlights the department's internal management strengths and weaknesses.

Filed under:
  • APS
  • ;
  • APS_Reform
DRALGAS Capability Review
24 Jun 2014

This review focuses on leadership, strategy and delivery capabilities in the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport. It highlights the department's internal management strengths and weaknesses.

Filed under:
  • APS
  • ;
  • APS_Reform
DRET Capability Review
24 Jun 2014

This review focuses on leadership, strategy and delivery capabilities in the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism. It highlights the department's internal management strengths and weaknesses.

Filed under:
  • APS
  • ;
  • APS_Reform
Delegations under the Public Service Act 1999 and subordinate legislation
13 Mar 2014

These pages provide detailed and technical information about the delegation of powers and functions under the PS Act and subordinate legislation—the Public Service Regulations 1999, the Australian Public Service Commissioner's Directions 2013 and the Public Service Classification Rules 2000.

Filed under:
  • Employment_framework
  • ;
  • Legislation_legal_and_government_frameworks
DoIT Capability Review
25 Jun 2014

This review focuses on leadership, strategy and delivery capabilities in the Department of Infrastructure and Transport (DoIT). It highlights the department's internal management strengths and weaknesses.

Filed under:
  • APS
  • ;
  • APS_Reform

E

Embedding the APS Values: Framework and checklist
23 Oct 2013

A checklist to help agency heads assess how well the APS Values and Code of Conduct are being integrated into the management and culture of an agency and to identify areas for improvement.

Filed under:
  • APS_Values_and_Code_of_Conduct
  • ;
  • Ethics
Ethical decision making
15 Jul 2009

A guide on how to use the APS Values and Code to make ethical decisions in the APS.

Filed under:
  • APS_Values_and_Code_of_Conduct
  • ;
  • Ethics
  • ;
  • Merit
Executive Remuneration Management Policy
19 Sep 2013

The policy sets out arrangements for the management of executive remuneration, including an approval process for remuneration proposals above a notional amount

Filed under:
  • Employment_framework
  • ;
  • Performance

F

FaHCSIA Capability Review
25 Jun 2014

This review focuses on leadership, strategy and delivery capabilities in the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. It highlights the department's internal management strengths and weaknesses.

Filed under:
  • APS
  • ;
  • APS_Reform

G

Guide to learning on the job in the APS, and making the most of experience-driven development
11 Jun 2014

This guide aims to be a practical resource for APS employees to help them identify suitable and effective workplace development opportunities which are aligned to their career aspirations and development needs

Filed under:
  • Career_and_career_development
  • ;
  • Training

H

Handling misconduct
16 May 2014

This good practice guide has been developed to assist human resource practitioners in agencies to review and improve their guidance material and procedures for reporting and dealing with suspected breaches of the Code.

Filed under:
  • APS_Values_and_Code_of_Conduct
  • ;
  • Performance
Hear My Story - Reconciliation Action Plan 2012-14
19 Feb 2013

Our Reconciliation Action Plan aims to establish a culturally competent, diverse and inclusive organisational culture within the Commission and promote, influence and lead the embedding of a culturally competent, diverse and inclusive organisational culture across the APS.

Filed under:
  • APSC
  • Indigenous
Human Capital Matters
02 Apr 2014

Human Capital Matters seeks to provide APS leaders and practitioners with easy access to the issues of contemporary importance in public and private sector human capital and organisational capability. It has been designed to provide interested readers with a monthly guide to the national and international ideas that are shaping human capital thinking and practice.

Filed under:
  • Leadership
  • Disability
  • ;
  • Employment_framework
  • ;
  • Engagement
  • ;
  • Indigenous
  • ;
  • Movements
  • ;
  • Recruitment_and_selection
  • ;
  • Performance

I

ICT statistical bulletin - 2009
13 Aug 2013

The ICT Statistical Bulletin provides an overview of Australia’s ICT workforce as at August 2009. It includes an overview of the APS ICT workforce

Filed under:
  • Career_and_career_development
  • ;
  • Statistical_data_research_and_evaluation
Implementing machinery of government changes
03 Sep 2013

This publication has been designed to provide practical guidance to help agencies implement machinery of government changes. It has been developed jointly by the Australian Public Service Commission and the Department of Finance and Deregulation in consultation with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the National Archives of Australia and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

Filed under:
  • APS
  • ;
  • Governance
  • ;
  • Leadership
  • Employment_framework
  • ;
  • Engagement
  • ;
  • Merit
  • ;
  • Movements
  • ;
  • Recruitment_and_selection
  • ;
  • Separation
  • ;
  • Workplace_relations
In whose interests?: Preventing and managing conflicts of interest in the APS
23 Oct 2013

A short guide for APS employees in making ethical decisions involving their personal interests and official duties.

Filed under:
  • APS_Values_and_Code_of_Conduct
  • ;
  • Ethics
Indigenous employment strategy 2012-16
28 Oct 2013

The APS Indigenous Employment Strategy consists of a range of strategies to support and enhance APS agencies’ Indigenous employment strategies.

Filed under:
  • Frameworks
  • Employment_framework
  • ;
  • Engagement
  • ;
  • Indigenous
  • ;
  • Recruitment_and_selection
Integrated Leadership System
15 Mar 2012

The ILS provides capability development guidance for individuals and agencies in the form of descriptions and behaviours for all levels in the APS. It contains practical tools for individuals and agencies to chart leadership development.

Filed under:
  • Career_and_career_development
  • ;
  • Frameworks
  • ;
  • Leadership
  • ;
  • Training
Interim arrangements for recruitment in the Australian Public Service - Guidance for agencies
19 Sep 2014

The Government has agreed to a set of arrangements that make the redeployment of displaced employees, within agencies and across the APS, the first priority when filling vacancies.

Filed under:
  • Employment_framework
  • ;
  • Engagement
  • ;
  • Movements
  • ;
  • Separation

J

Job family model
18 Dec 2013

The Job Family Model is a means of describing and analysing the workforce with linkages to the broader labour market, with view to identifying high-risk capability areas

Filed under:
  • Employment_framework
  • ;
  • Recruitment_and_selection
  • ;
  • Workplace_relations

M

Managing redeployment in the APS: guidelines for agencies
25 Jul 2013

This document provides supporting guidance and a step-by-step approach designed to assist corporate areas of agencies to implement the APS redeployment policy

Filed under:
  • Movements
  • ;
  • Recruitment_and_selection
  • ;
  • Separation
Merit and its merits: Are we confusing the baby with the bathwater?
03 Sep 2012

Author's version of an article published in the Australian Journal of Public Administration

Filed under:
  • Merit
Merit and transparency: Merit-based selection of APS agency heads and APS statutory office holders
28 Sep 2012

In 2008, the Australian Government introduced a policy implementing transparent and merit-based assessment in the selection of most APS agency heads and other statutory office holders working in, or in conjunction with, APS agencies.

Filed under:
  • Employment_framework
  • ;
  • Merit

N

Not just about process: the review of actions scheme
20 Mar 2012

This guide is to assist human resource practitioners respond to employee complaints and disputes in the context of the APS Values and good people management practice.

Filed under:
  • APS_Values_and_Code_of_Conduct
  • ;
  • Employment_framework
  • ;
  • Ethics
  • ;
  • Merit
Notification of employment decisions in the Gazette—a discussion paper
03 Apr 2014

The Australian Public Service Commission is seeking the views of APS agencies and employees and other interested stakeholders about whether some staffing decisions—in particular, decisions to terminate APS employees’ employment, and the reasons for doing so—should continue to be notified in the Australian Public Service Gazette.

Filed under:
  • Separation

O

One APS - One SES
11 Oct 2005

Statement by the Management Advisory Committee of commitment to a single SES across a single, devolved APS.

Filed under:
  • APS
  • ;
  • Frameworks
  • ;
  • Leadership

P

Privacy and Transparency: Disclosing outcomes of misconduct complaints—a discussion paper
16 Sep 2014

This paper is designed as a practitioner resource, providing background information on key leadership theories preceding and including those underpinning the APS Leadership Development Strategy and the APS Leadership and Core Skills Strategy.

Filed under:
  • Leadership
  • ;
  • Training
Promoting an attendance culture
13 Mar 2014

A guide to assist agency heads, corporate managers, leaders and individuals to better understand the complex array of issues that influence unscheduled absence, in particular unwarranted unscheduled absences

Filed under:
  • Employment_framework
  • ;
  • Performance

R

RecruitAbility scheme pilot: A guide for applicants
17 Jun 2013

The RecruitAbility scheme supports people with disability applying for jobs in the APS by giving them a better opportunity to put forward their skills and experience during the selection process

Filed under:
  • Disability
  • ;
  • Recruitment_and_selection
Recruitment and selection in the APS: The legislative framework
08 Nov 2013

This guide provides general advice on non-Senior Executive recruitment and selection issues.

Filed under:
  • Recruitment_and_selection
Reflect: APS Values and Code of Conduct: Decision-making model
29 Oct 2009

The REFLECT model provides hints on reaching sound decisions, through exercising good judgement and practising reflection.

Filed under:
  • APS_Values_and_Code_of_Conduct
  • ;
  • Ethics
Reinvigorating the Westminster tradition: Integrity and accountability in relations between the Australian Government and the APS
02 Mar 2010

A short guide for APS employees in behaving ethically in serving the Australian public through the government of the day.

Filed under:
  • APS_Values_and_Code_of_Conduct
  • ;
  • Ethics
Remuneration reports
05 Feb 2014

A remuneration survey of APS employees is conducted annually. The survey provides participating agencies with agency-specific and APS-wide data that informs their remuneration practices.

Filed under:
  • Statistical_data_research_and_evaluation
  • Workplace_relations
Respect: promoting a culture free from harassment and bullying in the APS
23 Oct 2013

This guide is intended to provide our people with support and strategies to develop a culture of respect.

Filed under:
  • APS_Values_and_Code_of_Conduct
  • ;
  • Ethics
Respect: summary guide
23 Aug 2012

This guide is intended to provide our people with support and strategies to develop a culture of respect.

Filed under:
  • APS_Values_and_Code_of_Conduct
  • ;
  • Ethics
Review of the Senior Executive Service
01 Feb 2011

A review of changes to the Senior Executive Service since its creation in 1984.

Filed under:
  • APS_Reform
  • Employment_framework
Role of the Public Service Commissioner’s representative in Senior Executive Service selection exercises
19 Jul 2013

This page briefly outlines the role of the Public Service Commissioner’s representative in selection exercises for Senior Executive Service duties

Filed under:
  • APSC
  • Recruitment_and_selection

S

Senior Executive Service 25th anniversary
13 Mar 2014

The 25th anniversary of the creation of the SES provides an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements made during this time, and to focus on the challenges ahead

Filed under:
Senior Executive Service evaluation methodology - guidelines
06 Sep 2012

Following the Review of the SES in 2011, the Commission developed an APS-wide SES evaluation methodology to assist agencies in measuring the work value of new and existing SES roles

Filed under:
  • Leadership
  • Employment_framework
Senior Executive Service: Selection, mobility and separation
28 Nov 2013

The first section of this document deals with procedural requirements relating to Senior Executive Service (SES) selection, engagement, promotion and mobility, including involuntary assignment to a lower level. The second part addresses retirement and termination issues, including retirement with an incentive.

Filed under:
  • Movements
  • ;
  • Recruitment_and_selection
  • ;
  • Separation
Sharpening the focus: Managing performance in the APS
22 Jun 2006

This guide has been prepared to assist agencies to reflect upon, review and refine their performance management approaches and systems.

Filed under:
  • Performance
Staff research insights series
11 Feb 2013

Staff Research Insights are an opportunity to look more in-depth at issues important to the APS. They include deeper analysis and a broader overview of issues.

Filed under:
  • Frameworks
  • ;
  • International
  • ;
  • Leadership
  • ;
  • Statistical_data_research_and_evaluation
  • Movements
  • ;
  • Recruitment_and_selection
  • ;
  • Performance
State of the Service Series
28 Feb 2014

Section 44 of the Public Service Act 1999 provides that the Public Service Commissioner must provide a report each year to the Minister for presentation to the Parliament, which includes a report on the state of the Australian Public Service during the year.

Filed under:
  • APS
  • ;
  • Governance
  • ;
  • IPS
  • ;
  • Leadership
  • ;
  • Statistical_data_research_and_evaluation
Strategic workforce analysis and reporting guide
30 Nov 2012

The guide establishes a consistent approach to workforce reporting across the APS, and provides a common understanding of a discreet set of workforce metrics that are aligned to reporting at a whole-of-government level.

Filed under:
  • Frameworks
Strengthening a values based culture: A plan for integrating the APS Values into the way we work
13 Mar 2014

This guide is aimed at assisting agencies to integrate the APS Values into their organisational culture and the day-to-day work of all their employees.

Filed under:
  • APS_Values_and_Code_of_Conduct
Strengthening the performance framework: Towards a high performance APS
27 Jun 2013

Ensuring that the APS achieves and maintains optimum levels of performance is a complicated matter which needs to be addressed at four levels of activity: governance, organisational, group and individual.

Filed under:
  • Frameworks
  • Performance

T

Terminating APS employment: The legislative framework
07 Aug 2013

This guide provides APS agencies with information on issues relating to the termination of employment of APS employees

Filed under:
  • Employment_framework
  • ;
  • Separation
Thinking about leadership - a brief history of leadership thought
07 Jan 2014

This paper is designed as a practitioner resource, providing background information on key leadership theories preceding and including those underpinning the APS Leadership Development Strategy and the APS Leadership and Core Skills Strategy.

Filed under:
  • Leadership
  • ;
  • Training
Tips and Traps in Selecting External Investigators
07 Mar 2014

The objective of the guide is to assist agencies in managing investigations in a way that will produce a good quality outcome and represents value for money for the agency.

Filed under:
  • Governance
  • APS_Values_and_Code_of_Conduct
Turned Up and Tuned In: A Guide for APS Managers
27 Sep 2013

A certain level of employee absence is a usual feature of a healthy work environment. It is also part of a family friendly workplace. However, this does not mean that all unscheduled absences should be regarded as inevitable and accepted without question.

Filed under:
  • Frameworks
  • Performance

U

Using Commissioner's Direction 2.17 - Engaging a person with disability through a Disability Employment Service provider
13 Mar 2014

This guide to clause 2.17 of the Commissioner's Directions is directed at APS managers, senior leaders and human resources practitioners.

Filed under:
  • Disability
  • ;
  • Engagement

W

Whole-of-government ICT strategic workforce plan 2010-2013
04 Apr 2010

The whole-of-government strategic ICT Workforce Plan provides a high level overview of the issues affecting the ICT workforce and strategies to address the future human capital needs of ICT employment in the APS

Filed under:
  • Frameworks
  • Recruitment_and_selection
Work level standards:APS Level and Executive Level classifications
27 Sep 2013

The APS Work Level Standards for the APS Level and Executive Level classifications have been developed to provide a consistent platform for classifying jobs

Filed under:
  • Career_and_career_development
  • Employment_framework
  • ;
  • Workplace_relations
Work level standards:Senior Executive Service
25 Jun 2014

The Work Level Standards have been developed as a basis for determining classification of SES roles within the APS. They are intended to provide a broad framework that will apply to all SES roles across the APS.

Filed under:
  • Career_and_career_development
  • ;
  • Frameworks
  • ;
  • Leadership
  • Employment_framework
  • ;
  • Engagement
  • ;
  • Recruitment_and_selection
Workforce planning guide
10 May 2012

A series of eight modules in the APS Workforce Planning Guide, designed to assist you with workforce planning in your agency or department.

Filed under:
  • APS_Reform
  • Employment_framework
Working Together: Promoting mental health and wellbeing at work
13 Mar 2014

The guide aims to empower managers and employees to work together to build inclusive workplace cultures and effective systems for promoting mental health in the Australian Public Service

Filed under:
  • Performance

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