The stories in this section of the State of the Service Report have been contributed by Australian Public Service agencies. Many of them are responses to an APS-wide callout for contributions held during July and August 2023.
They offer insights into the huge diversity of work undertaken by the APS, and the range of ways agencies and their employees serve the community.
A particular focus this year is to show how the service collaborates to get things done across APS agencies and, importantly, across sectors.
APS agencies work extensively with non-government organisations, industries and research institutions to identify and respond to the needs of businesses and communities. They work in every part of Australia, and much of the world.
In 2023, the APS comprised 99 agencies and 5 other entities which employ staff under the Public Service Act 1999. They undertake policy, operational, regulatory and specialist work. Agencies range in size from Services Australia with around 32,000 staff to specialist organisations with less than 10 staff. A full list of APS agencies is available at Appendix 3.