Go to top of page


Our people, culture, governance principles, processes, systems and knowledge combine to make up our organisational capability. To achieve our purpose and support the Government’s priorities for the APS over the period of this corporate plan, we will continue to enhance our capability to ensure we can respond flexibly to the challenges, risks and opportunities in our environment.


We employ around 210 staff. Most are located in our Canberra office, with a small number of staff working across various States.

We provide resources and support for two statutory office holders, the Australian Public Service Commissioner and the Merit Protection Commissioner, and also provide policy and secretariat support to the Remuneration Tribunal and the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal.

To deliver on our purpose now and prepare for the future, we will develop and implement a workforce strategy that ensures we have the right capabilities and are positioned as an employer of choice in a competitive marketplace. This will include more agile approaches to the way we work, as well as a greater focus on recruiting the right skills, developing our people, and our diversity and inclusion strategies.

Digital and technology

Digital and technology services are at the centre of enabling efficient and effective public administration and their evolution continues to change the way we work. Digital transformation within the Commission will enable more analysis, speed, flexibility and transparency. This will bring new opportunities and challenges in the areas of data management, security and privacy.

We will continue to respond to new priorities within the Commission to support future business requirements, implement strategies to improve digital maturity and governance of our corporate, business and whole-of-Government platforms, ultimately enabling a secure, responsive and connected environment and prioritise cyber security.


We will develop a strategy to ensure resource allocation and investment is aligned to our outcomes. The strategy will enable us to meet Government priorities in an efficient and sustainable manner, in accordance with the Commonwealth Financial Framework. This will include a focus on cost benefit analysis and risk assessment.