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Guide to the report

The Australian Public Service Commissioner’s annual report 2012–13 is provided in accordance with the provisions of section 44 of the Public Service Act 1999 (the PS Act). The report has been developed with the aim of transparent reporting under the Commission’s outcome and program structure.

Part 1: Overview

The report’s overview includes the Commissioner’s review and an overview of the Commission’s role and responsibilities, outcome and program structure, organisational structure and financial performance. The Commissioner’s review summarises some of the principal developments affecting the work of the Commission, including highlights of significant achievements during 2012–13.

Part 2: Performance review

The performance review provides a detailed discussion of the Commission’s performance under its two programs. The performance information in Part 2 covers the Commission as a whole. To ensure comprehensive reporting against the program structure, the performance review includes the work of the Merit Protection Commissioner.

Part 3: Management and accountability

The management and accountability component of the report provides an overview of the Commission’s approach to corporate governance and the management of resources within the Commission.

Part 4: Financial statements

Part 4 contains the Commission’s audited financial statements for 2012–13.

Appendices

The appendices provide detailed information on staffing, work health and safety, the Information Publication Scheme and other matters relevant to the Commission’s activities.

Annual report of the Merit Protection Commissioner

A report on the Merit Protection Commissioner’s statutory role and functions for the year ended 30 June 2013 as required by section 51 of the PS Act.

Contact us

The Commission welcomes your comments on this report. To make a comment, or to request more information, please contact:

Dr Julie Padanyi-Ryan

Client Engagement Group

Australian Public Service Commission

Aviation House

16 Furzer Street

Phillip ACT 2606

Tel: (02) 6202 3812

Fax: (02) 6123 5006

Email: julie.padanyi-ryan [at] apsc.gov.au

Website: www.apsc.gov.au