Under the State Sector Act 1988, the State Services Commissioner is the employer of most Public Service chief executives, responsible for their appointment and setting of their terms and conditions of employment.
A renewed approach to the performance management and remuneration system for Public Service chief executives came into effect on 1 January 2014. The key features of the remuneration system include:
- A standard set of performance expectations for all chief executives that focus on agency performance as well as collaboration and work to improve the entire State services.
- All performance reviews are with effect from 1 July each year, which is the same as the government reporting year (1 July to 30 June).
- Two performance components placing 25% of remuneration at risk, the 10% earn back component and 15% exceptional performance payment.
- Fewer remuneration reviews.