We will collaborate with APS Agencies and stakeholders from other jurisdictions and sectors to ensure the APS is productive, connected, professional and of a world-class standard.
We partner with agencies and agency heads in the stewardship of the APS, work with other governments to share learnings and seek the views of, and provide assistance to, APS employees.
The Commission operates within the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio and works in partnership with the Secretaries Board, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Department of Finance to provide leadership to the APS in delivering high quality public services to the Australian Government and people.
We support our Minister, the Assistant Minister to the Minister for the Public Service, by providing high-quality and timely support to the Minister’s Office, clearly communicating key issues and providing a transparent picture of developments within the APS.
We work with other governments, both international and domestic, to marshal best practice to inform our work, and contribute to whole-of-government efforts to strengthen our partners’ public sector institutions. We embed partnerships across state and territory jurisdictions, as well as with academia and the private sector.
The Commission has close ties with educational institutions that specialise in the workings of the public sector, including the Australia and New Zealand School of Government, the Sir Roland Wilson Foundation and the Institute of Public Administration Australia. Working collaboratively with industry is also critical to our work to build the digital and data capability of the APS. We seek the views and perspectives of APS employees via the annual Census, and use that data to provide insights and strategic direction to the whole of the service.
The Commission actively participates in and supports a range of high level committees and bodies to progress new initiatives and to promote and strengthen public sector values. These include:
- Secretaries Board
- Chief Operating Officers Committee
- Secretaries Talent Council
- Deputy Secretaries Talent Council
- Australia-New Zealand Public Service Commissioners Conference
- Public Service Fale (formerly the Pacific Public Service Commissioners’ Conference).
The Commission does not have any subsidiaries.