State of the Service Report 2016-17

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The Honourable Malcolm Turnbull MP
Prime Minister
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Dear Prime Minister

In accordance with section 44(1) of the Public Service Act 1999, I present you with my report on the state of the Australian Public Service for 2016–17.

Additional evidence and analysis on the state of the service has been released through regular updates on the State of the Service website. This approach has provided public access to valuable performance data as soon as it was available.

Section 44(3) of the Public Service Act 1999 requires that this report is laid before each House of Parliament by 30 November 2017.

Yours sincerely

The Honourable John Lloyd PSM
Australian Public Service Commissioner

3 November 2017


This report has been complemented by regular thematic online updates. These are available on the State of the Service website.

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