While most of the SSC's effort will be directed to supporting the State Services Commissioner in the leadership and management of the achievement of the Development Goals, the SSC has other responsibilities, which must be done well. This includes:
provision of support to the Minister of State Services for correspondence, parliamentary questions and, as required, responses to select committees
maintaining government-to-government relationships through participation in international fora and briefings to international delegations
provision of accounting services for some other Public Service departments
management of the residual records of disestablished government departments
management of the outstanding legal liabilities of the pre-1988 SSC and the former Ministry of Works and Development.