Because the Development Goals are for the State Services as a whole, many agencies will have responsibilities in contributing to their achievement. The State Services Commissioner has primary responsibility for defining and leading the programme.
A major programme of capability development is a significant priority for this year. We will:
develop the capability needed to enhance the leadership role of the SSC, i.e. to become a leader in the development and implementation of good public sector management practice
enhance our capability to relate effectively to central and local government in the regions
develop our functional expertise in research and evaluation
act to change the internal SSC culture to achieve a truly integrated organisation
change the way we work by evaluating and reviewing our interventions to better meet the State Services Development Goals - e.g. by adjusting performance management of chief executives so that it better supports Government priorities
enhance our knowledge and skills on issues of State sector performance
develop SSC's expertise in good employment practices, including the expertise to carry out a pay and employment equity audit internally this year, and the skill and knowledge to effectively assist departments to carry out audits over time
implement a new SSC structure and develop the SSC's infrastructure (e.g. a new contact relationship management system).