Over the previous two years, commencing with the recommendations of the report Ahead of the game: Blueprint for the reform of Australian Government administration (the Blueprint), the Commission has worked to deliver on our aim to be recognised as a repository of deep knowledge, expertise and guidance and to have strong relationships and partnerships with departments and agencies so that we are respected agents of change.
To progress this objective, our focus this year was to ensure the sustainability of the initiatives begun in previous years. These include the workforce plan priorities aimed at creating a skilled, capable and forward-looking workforce that is client-focused and collaborative and that has access to up-to-date information on human resource policies and procedures.
Our efforts were also directed towards ensuring that our knowledge management and information needs were delivered through robust and modern information technology solutions to facilitate the delivery of our services.
With the finalisation of some programs, we re-examined our program delivery mechanisms and undertook further organisational change. Our objective is to increase our capacity to deliver innovative and forward-looking ideas and leading-edge services to our clients.
While 2012–13 was a year of consolidation, we continued to make great strides in positioning the Commission at the forefront of delivering public sector knowledge to the Australian Public Service (APS).