APS employees are required, under the Code of Conduct, to behave at all times in a way which upholds the APS Values. This page provides information about APS Code of Conduct.
The website provides provide information on the Australian Government administration reform program.
The APS Values provide the real basis and integrating element of the Service, its professionalism, its integrity and its impartial and responsive service to the government of the day. This document details these values.
A list of Australian Public Service agencies, divided into categories including Departments, Statutory Agencies and Executive Agencies.
Provides a guide to a better practice model for managing learning and development processes across the APS and also source of audit criteria for future ANAO work.
Career Development Assessment Centre (CDAC) assesses future SES leaders from within the APS, providing them the opportunity to evaluate and identify core leadership capabilities through a series of challenging workplace scenarios.
Links to the Australian Public Service Commission index page for circulars to agencies outlining changes in APS people and performance management.
The electronic APS Employment Gazette (Gazette) is published each Thursday by the Australian Public Service Commission. It includes APS employment opportunities, APS staff movements, promotions and terminations of employment, as well as employment opportunities and staff movements in the Parliamentary Service.
The Australian Public Service Commission provides advice on a wide range of matters relating to the APS employment framework.
The Ethics Advisory Service is available to all Australian Public Service (APS) employees, including agency heads and SES staff, who wish to discuss and seek advice on ethical issues that occur in the workplace and make sound decisions around these issues.
Foundations of Governance is designed to assist agency heads in the Australian Public Service meet their obligations and responsibilities for managing the agency and implementing Government decisions. It includes links to relevant policies, legislation and agency websites.
These frequently asked questions are a consolidation of questions from a number of sources and are indicative of the questions posed to the Employment Policy Adviceline and the Policy Group in the Public Service Commission.
The Integrated Leadership System (ILS) is designed to link all aspects of leadership that impact on the APS. The ILS provides a common language to support consistent whole of APS capability development and is designed to ensure the APS has the leadership capabilities and behaviours to meet the challenges of the future. This document expands on the ILS and provides capability descriptions and behaviours for APS 1 to 6 levels.
This publication is designed to assist agencies meet their legal obligation to develop a Workplace Diversity Program and to help them embed the principles of workplace diversity in their culture and their management systems
This publication has been designed to provide practical guidance to help agencies implement machinery of government changes.
The Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) supports the recruitment, development and career progression of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian Public Service (APS). The Commission offers a range of development programs for Indigenous employees in the APS.
Since 1999 the Senior Executive Leadership Capability (SELC) Framework has become the 'standard' for Senior Executive selection and development within the Australian Public Service (APS). Building on this framework the Integrated Leadership System (ILS) has been developed to provide a common language for leadership development in the APS. The ILS provides capability development guidance for individuals and agencies in the form of descriptions and behaviours for all levels in the APS. It contains practical tools for individuals and agencies to chart leadership development.
This page provides a comprehensive list and detailed information about our leadership programs and SES development programs for APS employees.
This page provides information about the Australian Public Service Commission's calendar of events and programmes for learning and development.
The Australian Public Service Commission is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and can award APS employees nationally-recognised qualifications and statements of attainment.
The Australian Public Service Commission supports a range of APS networks and seminars related to its functions.
This page provides information about processes and procedures for review of employment-related actions in the Australian Public Service.
Helps APS employees understand the issues to take into account when considering making public comment, including online, and helps inform agency policies in this regard.
SES live update is an online news facility providing timely public service information to members of the Senior Executive Service in the Australian Public Service (APS).
The Senior Executive Leadership Capability Framework seeks to establish a shared understanding of the critical success factors for performance in APS leadership roles. The Framework identifies the five core criteria for high performance by senior executives. Each of the criteria heads a group of inter-related capabilities. The Framework does not describe the functions or responsibilities of particular senior executive roles. In 2001 the SELC Framework was unanimously endorsed by Portfolio Secretaries as relevant and valid for the SES.
The Public Service Act 1999 provides that the Public Service Commissioner must provide a report each year to the Minister for presentation to the Parliament, which includes a report on the state of the Australian Public Service during the year. This page provides links to State of the Service Reports presented to the Parliament.