Statement of preparation
I, as the accountable authority of the Australian Public Service Commission, present the 2017–18 annual performance statements of the Commission, as required under section 39(1)(a) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013. In my opinion, these annual performance statements reflect the engagement with group managers, accurately reflect the work and performance of the Commission and the changes that occurred through the year, and comply with section 39(2) of the PGPA Act.
Peter Woolcott AO
Australian Public Service Commissioner
The Commission’s purpose
The Commission’s purpose is set out in the Australian Public Service Commission Corporate Plan 2017–18.
The Commission’s role
The Australian Public Service Commission is a non-corporate Commonwealth agency within the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio.
Our statutory responsibilities are detailed in the Public Service Act 1999 and include the following:
- developing, promoting, reviewing and evaluating Australian Public Service employment policies and practices
- contributing to learning and development and career management
- contributing to and fostering leadership in the Australian Public Service
- providing advice and assistance on public service matters to agencies
- promoting high standards of integrity and conduct in the Australian Public Service.
The Commission also provides policy and secretariat support to the Remuneration Tribunal and the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal.