State of the Service Report 2021-22
Building the future
Senator the Hon Katy Gallagher
Minister for Women
Minister for Finance
Minister for the Public Service
Canberra ACT 2600
In accordance with section 44(1) of the Public Service Act 1999 (Cth), I present you with my report on the state of the Australian Public Service for 2021–22.
Section 44(3) of the Public Service Act 1999 requires that this report is laid before each House of Parliament by 30 November 2022.
Peter Woolcott AO
Australian Public Service Commissioner
3 November 2022
Section 44 of the Public Service Act 1999 stipulates that the Australian Public Service
Commissioner issue a report each year to the agency’s Minister for presentation to the
Australian Parliament. It is required to report on the state of the Australian Public Service
(APS) during the past year.
The State of the Service Report 2021–22 identifies year-to-year trends in workforce
participation and capability across the APS.
This is the 25th annual report on the state of the APS presented to Parliament.
The report is informed by the results of the APS Employee Census. It also draws on
the APS Employment Database, the APS Agency Survey, and other data collections
and research undertaken to evaluate the APS during the past year.
The appendices of the State of the Service Report 2021–22 comprise:
- APS workforce information sources
- APS agencies
- APS workforce trends
- supporting statistics to the report
- unscheduled absence data.
At a glance