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APS News May 2019

This month’s edition of APS News finds us in caretaker mode.

To find out what the upcoming federal election means for us as public servants, read the guidance for APS employees. While it may impact on the types of decisions we can make, it certainly doesn’t mean that all the important work we do comes to a halt. The APS Review team is a good example of this. They recently brought together passionate agents for change to consider how to make reform stick when we’ve heard much of it before.

By the way, does the important work you do contribute to a digital transformation project or product? If so, the Digital Transformation Agency wants to hear from you! You could showcase your work at its first Digital Summit, or simply check out the work other APS employees are doing in this space.

In other news, the countdown is on to have your say in this year’s APS Employee Census. And on the topic of data, are your diversity details up to date in your agency’s HR system? This is important, not just for data’s sake but for ensuring practical outcomes that benefit you.   

Here’s a good news story for you: the University of Canberra has also offered the APS access to its student talent pool. If you have a project, and you could do with some extra help or a fresh perspective, Work Integrated Learning could be the solution you’re looking for!

And what better way to finish up the newsletter than with some more good news stories, hopefully yours this time! The Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) has launched social media accounts to represent the whole of the APS and needs your help to showcase the breadth and diversity of #ourAPS.

Finally, find some interesting opportunities all across the country for your continuing development.

If you know of something coming up you think your APS colleagues should be aware of, please get your supervisor’s ok and email us at communication [at] apsc.gov.au (subject: APS%20News%20May%202019) .