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Live webcast: 'Shades of Grey'

04 Nov 2013

The Institute of Chartered Accountants invites you to watch the live webcast of ‘Shades of Grey’, the latest Hypothetical by Geoffrey Robertson QC on Thursday 7 November, 2013. This special webcast will be streamed to invited guests of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia from 6.45pm (AEDST), with the Hypothetical to start at 8.15 pm (AEDST).

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Classification related products released

27 Sep 2013

A number of classification related products have been developed to support a common approach to classification management across the APS.

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Jurisdictional Dot Points 20 September 2013

24 Sep 2013

International HR perspectives from the US, UK and China

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Jurisdictional Dot Points: 6 September 2013

10 Sep 2013

International perspectives from the US, UK and NZ

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Jurisdictional Dot Points 23 August 2013

27 Aug 2013

Articles from the US, UK, and International

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Jurisdictional Dot Points 9 August 2013

12 Aug 2013

International HR perspectives update

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Speech: Public interest disclosure

01 Aug 2013

Steve Sedgwick AO, Australian Public Service Commissioner has addressed the Attorney General’s Department, Security in Government SES Breakfast on the topic of Public interest disclosure versus leaking: whistleblowers or data thieves.

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Jurisdictional Dot Points 26 July 2013

30 Jul 2013

International perspectives

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Circular: Consultation in preparation for bargaining

26 Jul 2013

Circular 2013/7: Consultation in preparation for bargaining has been released.

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Media release: APS managers pivotal in mentally healthy workplaces

25 Jul 2013

Working Together: promoting mental health and well-being at work was launched yesterday by the Australian Public Service Commission and Comcare. It was endorsed by leading mental health advocacy body beyondblue, the Fair Work Ombudsman, and Safe Work Australia. The APS Diversity Council, led by Dr Watt, the Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, approved the publication earlier this year.

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Jurisdictional Dot Points: 12 July 2013

15 Jul 2013

Latest developments in HR and public administration from around the world

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Jurisdictional Dot Points 28 June 2013

01 Jul 2013

Latest developments in HR and public administration from around the world.

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Disability Award nominations close

28 Jun 2013

Nominations for the National Disability Awards close on 5pm AEST Friday 28 June 2013.

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APS Values launched

18 Jun 2013

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.

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Jurisdictional Dot Points 11 June 2013

17 Jun 2013

Latest developments in HR and public administration from around the world.

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Jurisdictional Dot Points 24 May 2013

28 May 2013

Latest developments in HR and public administration from around the world.

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Jurisdictional Dot Points 17 May 2013

28 May 2013

Latest developments in HR and public administration from around the world.

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2013 APS employee census

14 May 2013

The views of all employees are important to the future development of the APS. These views help identify the priorities for workforce development across the APS.

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Jurisdictional Dot Points 3 May 2013

06 May 2013

Our latest news from around the world

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Jurisdictional Dot Points 19 April 2013

24 Apr 2013

International perspectives from the USA, UK and Canada

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Jurisdictional Dot Points 12 April 2013

15 Apr 2013

The latest international updates from the USA, UK and NZ.

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Jurisdictional Dot Points 5 April 2013

09 Apr 2013

News from the USA, UK and NZ

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Jurisdictional Dot Points 22 March 2013

25 Mar 2013

Dot points from the US, UK and more

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Jurisdictional Dot Points 15 March 2013

22 Mar 2013

Jurisdictional dot points from the USA, Uk and Canada

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Jurisdictional Dot Points 8 March 2013

22 Mar 2013

Jurisdictional dot points from the US and UK

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Jurisdictional Dot Points 1 March 2013

21 Mar 2013

Jurisdictional dot points from the USA, UK and Canada

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Jurisdictional Dot Points 22 February 2013

20 Mar 2013

Jurisdictional dot points from the USA and UK

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Jurisdictional Dot Points 15 February 2013

20 Mar 2013

Jurisdictional dot points from the US, UK and Canada

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Jurisdictional Dot Points 8 February 2013

20 Mar 2013

Jurisdictional dot points from the US and UK.

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Jurisdictional Dot Points 1 February 2013

20 Mar 2013

Jurisdictional dot points from the UK and USA

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Commencement date for PS Amendment Act

14 Mar 2013

The Governor-General has fixed 1 July 2013 as the day on which Schedules 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the Public Service Amendment Act 2013 (the Act) commence.

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Weekly Jurisdictional Dot Points: 14 December 2012

17 Dec 2012

Jurisdictional dot points for 14 December 2012 from the USA, UK and other international sources.

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Weekly Jurisdictional Dot Points: 7 December 2012

10 Dec 2012

Jurisdictional dot points for 7 December 2012 from the USA, UK and Asia.

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Sir Roland Wilson Foundation PhD Scholarships

10 Dec 2012

The Sir Roland Wilson Foundation and the Australian Public Service Commission are pleased to announce the 2013 Sir Roland Wilson Foundation Scholarship recipients.

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Jurisdictional Dot Points: 30 November 2012

03 Dec 2012

Jurisdictional dot points for 30 November 2012 from the US, UK and New Zealand.

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APS Statistical Bulletin released

29 Nov 2012

The Australian Public Service Statistical Bulletin 2011–12 is a statistical overview of APS staffing produced on a financial year basis, as part of the State of the Service series. It provides details of staff employed under the authority of the Public Service Act 1999.

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State of the Service Report

29 Nov 2012

The 2011-12 State of the Service report was tabled in Parliament today and is now available on the APSC website

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APS classification review

27 Nov 2012

The report on the APS classification review is now available on the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) website.

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State of the Service Report 2011-12

26 Nov 2012

The State of the Service Report 2011-12 will be tabled in parliament on 29 November 2012.

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Jurisdictional Dot Points: 23 November 2012

26 Nov 2012

Jurisdictional dot points for 23 November 2012. Articles from the UK, US and Canada.

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Jurisdictional dot points: 16 November 2012

19 Nov 2012

Articles from the US, Canada and New Zealand.

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Learning and development opportunities for your staff

14 Nov 2012

A range of learning and development opportunities are currently available for your staff, directed at developing leadership, management and core skills. This includes a ‘Summer Series’ of programs, and dates for programs in our January to June 2013 Calendar for APS and EL staff.

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Registrations for the refreshed SES Band 1 Leadership Program are now open

08 Nov 2012

The SES Band 1 Leadership program provides an opportunity for SES Band 1 leaders to develop their expertise and capacity by exploring and applying their personal strengths to understand and respond to their strategic environment, engage and motivate people, lead change and manage themselves in the face of uncertainty and ambiguity.

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Finn Pratt PSM to deliver next Leadership Conversations address

26 Oct 2012

The Commission invites all Senior Executives to attend the next Leadership Conversations event, featuring Mr Finn Pratt PSM, Secretary of the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).

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APSC recruitment update

18 Oct 2012

The second phase of the APSC Recruitment Program of work is focused on improving APSjobs for agency users and administrators, specifically related to job posting, reporting features and functions.

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Nominations open for 2013 SES Band 2 Talent Development Program

03 Oct 2012

Nominations have opened for the 2013 SES Band 2 Talent Development Program. This program provides an opportunity for SES Band 2 employees, who have the ability, aspiration and engagement to take up more senior APS leadership roles, to enhance their leadership capabilities.

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ANZSIG conference: Talk by Minister Gray on The future of the Australian Public Service

02 Oct 2012

On Monday, 15th October 2012 the ANZSOG Institute for Governance will be hosting The Future of the Australian Public Service with guest presenter The Hon. Gary Gray AO MP as part of the Canberra Conversation series.

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Jurisdictional dot points

02 Oct 2012

The latest jurisdictional dot points are now available with articles from the USA, UK and more.

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Jurisdictional dot points

28 Sep 2012

The latest jurisdictional dot points are now available

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Creating Public Value seminars

12 Sep 2012

The Creating Public Value seminars for SES and EL staff who are interested in fresh approaches and thinking about policy development, program management, innovation and working with other sectors.

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SES Review Implementation

07 Sep 2012

The SES Evaluation Methodology Guidelines and Workbook can be accessed on the SES Review Implementation page.

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Jurisdictional dot points: 31 August 2012

31 Aug 2012

Jurisdictional dot points for 31 August 2012. Articles from USA and UK sources.

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Australia in the Asian Century - Setting the Scene

29 Aug 2012

Information about Dr Martin Pakinson's (The Secretary to the Treasury) insights on 'The Asian Century' at a public forum in September 2012.

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Jurisdictional dot points: 24 August 2012

24 Aug 2012

Jurisdictional dot points for 24 August 2012. Articles from USA, UK and other international sources.

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PS Amendment Bill update

20 Aug 2012

The House of Representatives passed the Public Service Amendment Bill 2012 on 20 August 2012. The amendments reflect the reccommendations of the Blueprint for Reform of Australian Government Administration.

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Jurisdictional Dot Points: 17 August 2012

20 Aug 2012

Jurisdictional dot points for 17 August 2012. Articles from USA, UK and New Zealand.

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SES gazettals

10 Aug 2012

SES gazettals for 9 August 2012

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SES gazettals

08 Aug 2012

SES gazettals for 26 July and 2 August

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ANZSOG – Putting a price on health: a national efficient price for health care services

07 Aug 2012

The Australia and New Zealand School of Government would like to extend an invitation to SES for the upcoming event Putting a price on health: a national efficient price for health care services on 15 August 2012.

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Jurisdictional dot points: 27 July 2012

30 Jul 2012

Weekly jurisdictional dot points with articles from the USA, UK, Canada and New Zealand

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SES gazettals

24 Jul 2012

SES gazettals information

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Jurisdictional dot points 20 July 2012

23 Jul 2012

Articles from the US, UK, New Zealand and Canada

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Jurisdictional dot points: 29 June 2012

02 Jul 2012

Articles from the US, UK and Canada

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SES Gazettals

29 Jun 2012

Gazettals information

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ELLN forum

28 Jun 2012

The Executive Level Leadership Network (ELLN) annual forum provides an opportunity to EL leaders from across the APS to come together to strengthen their leadership practice through learning from a range of speakers

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Jurisdictional dot points: 22 June 2012

25 Jun 2012

Articles from the US, UK and more

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Jurisdictional dot points

18 Jun 2012

Articles from the USA, UK, Canada and OECD

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Jawun – opportunities to contribute and learn for talented Executive Level staff

12 Jun 2012

A positive evaluation of the Jawun pilot program has led to the establishment of a 5 year partnership for up to 52 APS employees each year to undertake secondments with Indigenous organisations.

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APSC conducting evaluation of 2011 enterprise bargaining

04 Jun 2012

The 2011 Australian Public Service Bargaining Framework sought to increase commonality of terms and conditions between APS agencies and, whilst there is evidence that this has been achieved, the APSC is now conducting a formal evaluation of enterprise agreements.

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Review of APS classification arrangements

28 May 2012

The APSC is currently examining existing APS classification arrangements and work level standards to ensure that they continue to meet the needs of APS agencies and employees. The Classification Review is encapsulated in Recommendation 6.1 of the Blueprint for Reform.

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APS As One strategy launched in Canberra

14 May 2012

Today Ministers Shorten and Gray launched the APS disability employment strategy to an invited group of dignitaries in Canberra. The strategy intends to renew the APS’s attention on disability employment and ensure a consistent approach is adopted across the APS.

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SES Gazettals

10 May 2012

Gazettals information for 10 May 2012

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SES Gazettals

07 May 2012

Gazettals information for 3 May 2012

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Your Views Count - 2012 Census of all APS Employees

07 May 2012

The views of all employees are very important to the future development of the APS, helping make the organisation a better place to work. Since 2003 the Public Service Commissioner has been tracking the views employees – particularly as they relate to leadership, workplace and conditions of work.

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Judicial Engagement in the High Court: A public lecture by Associate Dean, Professor Cheryl Saunders, AO.

01 May 2012

Courtroom 1, 20 June 2012 – commencing at 6pm, refreshments to follow

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SES Gazettals

01 May 2012

Gazettals information for 1 May 2012

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APS Performance Manager’s Network

30 Apr 2012

As part of its role in promoting thought leadership the Commission is working in partnership with the Crawford School of Public Policy, the University of Canberra and the University of New South Wales (Canberra) to develop a view of the factors that support high performance in the public sector.

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A message from the Australian Information Commissioner…

24 Apr 2012

Earlier this month, I wrote to all Australian Government agencies that are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) with information about forthcoming work to assess agency compliance with the Information Publication Scheme (IPS).

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SES Gazettals

23 Apr 2012

Gazettals information for 19 April 2012

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Managing employee complaints and disputes – good practice guide

16 Apr 2012

The underlying theme of the guide is enabling human resource practitioners to manage review of actions in particular and, employee complaints and disputes more generally, in a way that is consistent with the APS Values.

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