27 September 2023

APSC leads way with Corporate Plan

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The Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) has issued a new Corporate Plan 2023-27.

Hailed by APS Commissioner Gordon de Brouwer as a Commission with its heart about people, the APSC works around the nation in policy, programs and service delivery, proudly demonstrating the spirit of service each day for the people of our nation whom it serves.

The requirements of public servants are set out in the Public Service Act 1999 to serve the Australian Government, the Parliament and the public, and to uphold the APS Values by being committed to service, ethical, respectful, accountable and impartial,” Dr de Brouwer said.

“The Commission sets the standards and expectations on integrity, behaviour and stewardship, making clear what it means to be a good public servant and a leader in the APS,” he said.

“The role of a public servant brings with it accountability”

He said the Commission guided and positioned its workforce for the future and uplifted the quality, capability and capacity of its workforce to ensure it delivered the priorities of the Australian Government and people.

“The year ahead will be one of transition and ambition as we partner across the APS to strengthen the Public Service through the Government’s APS Reform agenda,” Dr de Brouwer said.

“An APS that embodies integrity in everything it does, puts people and business at the centre of policy and services, is a model employer and has the capability to do its job well,” he said.

“We will empower and enable the APS and its people with clear responsibilities and accountabilities to be the best they can be in their workplace.”

The Commissioner said the APSC was focussed on strengthening its central role in the APS through genuine partnerships and collaboration across all levels of Government and the community.

“We will strive to support and strengthen the APS institution and systems by drawing on the findings of the APSC Capability Review, APS Reform, the Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme and the expectations of APS partners,” he said.

“While these reports and reviews shape and inform continuous improvement of the APS, there are important external drivers for change such as technology, the public’s changing expectations of service delivery, misinformation and climate change.”

Dr de Brouwer said the 2023–27 Corporate Plan articulated the Commission’s first stage in a long-term roadmap to support and shape a strong, confident and trusted APS.

“We will continue to uplift our enterprise performance maturity to further demonstrate the positive impact our work has on the APS and wider community,” he said.

The Commission is committed to its purpose—to position the APS workforce for the future to ensure it meets the demands and expectations of the Australian Government and people.

Dr de Brouwer said he was proud of the commitment and spirit of service of the people in the APS and he was pleased to present the Commission’s 2023–27 Corporate Plan.

The 28-page Corporate Plan can be accessed at this PS News link.

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