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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. The State of the Service report draws on a range of information sources including a survey sent to all APS agencies employing 20 or more staff under the PS Act and the results of the APS employee survey.

State of the Service Report

The State of the Service Report (SOSR) provides data and information on changing workforce trends and workforce capability. It also details the activities and human resource management practices of APS agencies.

State of the Service Report 2016-17

The 2016–17 State of the Service report draws on a range of information sources. The traditional sources are the State of the Service agency survey, the APS employee census and the APS Employment Database (APSED). Information about the agency survey, employee census and APSED can be found on this website.

The 2016–17 State of the Service report is organised around the theme of ‘the future of work’, with sections focused on:

  1. Right people, right place, right time
  2. Innovative, collaborative and high performance government
  3. Working anytime and anywhere
  4. Data

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State of the Service Report 2015-16

The 2015–16 State of the Service report draws on a range of information sources. The traditional sources are the State of the Service agency survey, the APS employee census and the APS Employment Database (APSED). Information about the agency survey, employee census and APSED can be found on this website.

The 2015–16 State of the Service report is structured around the following three themes:

  1. Performance
  2. Capability
  3. Integrity and accountability

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State of the Service Report 2014-15

The 2014–15 State of the Service report draws on a range of information sources. The traditional sources are the State of the Service agency survey, the APS employee census and the APS Employment Database (APSED). Information about the agency survey, employee census and APSED can be found on this website.

In addition external sources are used including the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and independent senior reviewers.

The remainder of the 2014–15 State of the Service report is structured around the following themes:

  1. workforce capability, with a focus on leadership, diversity, talent management and attendance management
  2. the APS employment framework, including recruitment and employee mobility
  3. public sector performance, focusing on organisational capability, such as digital transformation readiness and innovation, and findings from the agency capability reviews
  4. APS Values and promoting integrity, including breaches of the Code of Conduct and perceptions of corruption in the APS.

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Copies of earlier reports are available from our Print on demand page.