Section 44 of the Public Service Act 1999 (Cwlth) requires the Australian Public Service Commissioner to give a report each year on the state of the Australian Public Service (APS) for presentation to the parliament.
This State of the Service report provides a high level assessment of the APS during 2015–16.
More detailed information is provided on the Australian Public Service Commission's State of the Service website.
This report draws on a range of information sources. The traditional sources are the APS agency survey, the APS employee census and the APS Employment Database (APSED). Information about the agency survey, employee census and APSED can be found on the State of the Service website. External sources are also used as required.
The 2015–16 State of the Service report is structured around the following themes:
- integrity and accountability.