Based on Schedule 1, Part 1 of the Public Sector Employment and Management Act 2002. The Public Service has some key industrial arrangements applying to all Departments and Agencies. It has two divisions:
Principal Departments, and
Other Public Service Divisions
e.g., Department of Premier and Cabinet, NSW Treasury, the Department of Environment Climate Change and Water the Department of Justice and Attorney General.
e.g., Board of Studies, Public Prosecutions, Legal Aid Commission, Fire and Rescue NSW (excluding firefighters).
Based on Schedule 1, Part 3 of the Public Sector Employment and Management Act 2002.
e.g., ancillary groups of staff who are not part of the Public Service but who are employed under Chapter 1A in connection with an agency that, in most cases, also has Public Service staff assigned to it.
Based the Health Services Act 1997
e.g., Local Health Networks and the Ambulance Service
Based on the Police Act 1990 e.g., Police Officers
Based on the Teaching Services Act 1980 and the Technical & Further Education Commission Act 1990
e.g., school teachers and TAFE teachers
Based on Schedule 1 and Schedule 5 of the State Owned Corporations Act 1989
e.g., Delta Electricity, Energy Australia, Country Energy
Based on separate industrial arrangements for each agency
e.g., Firefighters, ICAC, Parliament and some of the transport agencies (RailCorp and Sydney Ferries).
The Public Service Commission (PSC) was established on 1 November 2011. The Public Service Commissioner has a range of functions that relate directly to the strategic development and management of the NSW public sector workforce.
The broad goals of the PSC are to:
Browse the links listed under the Public Service Commission section in the left hand margin to find out more. Note that information relevant to the public sector workforce will gradually be migrated to the PSC website.
The Policy Directory is the central location for all PSC policy documents documents and those relating to the industrial relations functions previously carried out by the former Public Sector Workforce division in the DPC. The Policy Directory contains Directives, Guidelines, Bulletins and Publications and provides various search options to access documents. Note: The policy documents relating to the industrial relations function will be relocated in due course. References to the Public Sector Workforce of the Department of Premier and Cabinet in individual policy documents will be progressively updated to the PSC.
Human resources and industrial relations practitioners in agencies can make enquiries via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone to (02) 9272 6000. Any enquiry that requires advice should be lodged by email rather than phone.