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Appendix 1

Purpose

The Steering Committee has been established to guide the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) review examining existing Australian Public Service (APS) classification arrangements and work levels standards to ensure they continue to meet the needs of APS agencies and employees in line with the Blueprint Recommendation 6.1.

The Steering Committee will pay particular attention to the extent to which the current classification arrangements support a united APS, facilitate mobility across the APS, enable the attraction and retention of high performing employees and provide appropriate career paths and opportunities.

The Steering Committee will also consider issues raised by consultation forums comprising APS human resources and APS employees established to provide input to the review.

A key element of the review is a report that provides recommendations to address issues identified.

Operation

  • The Steering Committee will be chaired by the Deputy Public Service Commissioner and the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) will provide all secretariat functions.
  • Membership will comprise a representative group of portfolio departments and agencies and will generally be at the Deputy Secretary level.
  • The Steering Committee will provide input to the review and comment on work produced by the Commission. It will also provide oversight to the review of work level standards.
  • Meetings will be held as required.
  • Minutes from meetings will be circulated to committee members within one week.

Confidentiality

All documents provided for the purposes of Steering Committee discussion should be considered confidential and should not be distributed without the express authority of the Deputy Public Service Commissioner.

All discussions or issues raised throughout the course of a Steering Committee meeting should be treated as confidential and should not be repeated to non-members without the express authority of the member involved.

Members

  • Ms Penny Weir, Australian Public Service Commission.
  • Mr Blair Exell, Australian Agency for International Development.
  • Mr Ian Ewing, Australian Bureau of Statistics.
  • Ms Maree Bridger, Australian Customs and Border Protection Services.
  • Ms Carmel McGregor, Department of Defence.
  • Ms Jenet Connell, Department of Finance and Deregulation.
  • Mr Andrew Stuart, Department of Health and Ageing.
  • Ms Jacqui Curtis, Department of Human Services.
  • Ms Jackie Wilson, Department of Immigration and Citizenship.
  • Mr Geoff Leeper, Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport.