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The 2019 Pacific Public Service Commissioners’ Conference was held in Wellington, New Zealand, from 25 to 27 September 2019.

The theme for the conference was public leaders delivering public value.

Australian Public Service Commissioner, Peter Woolcott, spoke led a session at the conference on leadership development, supported by Taies Sansan, Acting Secretary of the PNG Department of Personnel Management, and Nicki Eldridge of the New Zealand State Services Commission. In support of Mr Woolcott’s presentation, this webpage contains a list of resources that may be of interest to conference participants.

Australia’s short country update, presented by APS Deputy Commissioner Mary Wiley-Smith.

Download the transcript (Word -15kb).

Talent Management Guide

This guide provides guidance on talent management principles and practices. A toolkit also supports best practice in talent management. Read the Talent Management Guide.

APS Framework for High Potential

Assessing whether an employee has the potential to be successful in more senior roles is one of the more difficult elements of talent management. The APS Framework for High Potential was developed to provide APS agencies with a practical understanding of the qualities that indicate high potential. Read the APS Framework for High Potential.

APS Disability Employment Strategy

About one in five Australians identify as a person with disability. Improving the representation of people with disability in the workforce will enable the APS to respond better to community needs. Read the Disability Employment Strategy.

APS Gender Equality Strategy

This sets out actions for driving high performance and boosting productivity in the Australian Public Service. It addresses gender imbalance across the APS at all levels and all agencies. Read the Gender Equality Strategy.

APS Indigenous Employment Strategy

The focus of this strategy includes expanding the range of Indigenous employment opportunities and investing in developing the capability of employees. Read more at the Indigenous Capability Agency Portal.

Commissioner’s Directions – Performance Management

The Australian Public Service Commissioner released amendments to the Australian Public Service Commissioner’s Directions in 2019. They place a stronger focus on the obligations of agency heads, supervisors and APS employees for developing and sustaining a high-performance culture across the APS. Read the Commissioner’s Directions.

Prime Minister’s Six Guideposts for the Australian Public Service

On 19 August 2019, the Prime Minister laid out his vision and expectations for the Australian Public Service. He articulated six guideposts that touch on the role of every member of the Australian Public Service in both policy advice and implementation. Read the Prime Minister’s Six Guideposts.

Independent Review of the APS

An independent panel was formed in 2018 to ensure the APS is fit-for-purpose for the coming decades. The review has examined the capability, culture and operating model of the APS and its findings will be presented to the Government soon. Read more about the Independent Review of the APS.

For more information about any of these initiatives, email international [at] apsc.gov.au

Last reviewed: 
24 September 2019