- Title page
- Commissioner's Overview
- Our Strategic Direction
- The Role of the State Services Commission
- Delivering Better Public Services
- Organising for the Future
- Responding to Changing Needs
- Our Success in 2016/17
- Strategy and Policy
- Integrity, Ethics and Standards
- System and Agency Performance
- Workforce and Talent Management
- Corporate Services
- Report on Strategic Intentions
- End-of-Year Reporting
- Statement of Responsibility
- Independent Auditors Report
- Statement of Performance
- Statement of Budgeted and Actual Departmental and Non-departmental Expenses and Capital Expenditure Incurred Against Appropriations
- Financial Statements and Schedules
- Departmental Financial Statements
- Notes to the Departmental Financial Statements and Non-departmental Schedules
- Non-departmental Schedules
- List of Acronyms
System and Agency Performance
The State Services Commissioner's role includes the appointment of Public Service chief executives and managing the process for certain other State sector appointments. This group takes a continuous improvement approach to supporting the performance of our chief executives, and it is responsible for integrating the future evolution of our Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) and Continuous Improvement (CI) tools with that approach.
This year we have refocused resources in this area away from regulatory matters to the leadership role of the Commission. We have moved from a focus on recruitment and performance management processes to succession planning and leadership development.
Mobility of senior leaders within the system
Our aim is to ensure that available leadership talent is best used to help to progress the Government's programme. To achieve this we are moving senior leaders around the system to put the right people with the right skills where the system needs them most.
Working with the wider State sector
The Commission's role extends beyond the core Public Service to Crown agents, Crown entities and their boards. We support Crown board chairs to make employment decisions and we provide guidance and advice on Crown entity chief executive remuneration. We also work closely with their monitoring agencies. Future work will focus on providing further support in terms of oversight, high-level expectation setting and ensuring public transparency.
Health and safety functional lead
We are leading an interagency initiative to connect physical security with the broader context of health and safety. This balanced approach aims to make employees and customers feel safe while also allowing customers to access services in a welcoming environment. One way we are assisting smart health and safety practice in the delivery of government services is by establishing a Functional Lead for Health and Safety – a two-year role which will be filled by Mr Ray Smith, the Chief Executive of Corrections. Guidance will be published shortly to assist agencies to take a practical and risk-based approach to physical security in their workplaces.