Information on APS Employment
For APS Employees and Managers
The role of the Senior Executive Services (SES) is to provide APS-wide strategic leadership of the highest quality that contributes to an effective and cohesive APS (Public Service Act 1999 section 35(2)).
Classifications have been developed to provide a consistent platform for classifying jobs. They accommodate the diversity of roles across the APS and are structured to clearly differentiate between the work expected (i.e. responsibilities and duties) at each classification level
Performance Management in the APS, is designed to support agencies to adopt performance management practices at all levels of their organisations that contribute to a high-performance APS culture. This includes both rewarding and recognising talent, and managing underperformance when required
A Machinery of Government (MoG) change occurs when the Government decides to change the way Commonwealth responsibilities are managed. It can involve the movement of functions, resources and people from one agency to another.
Resignation is not specifically dealt with under the Public Service Act 1999 (PS Act) or its subordinate legislation. As a result, the common law approach applies to the resignation from Commonwealth employment by all Australian Public Service (APS) employees.