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Victorian Public Sector Commission

Owning Institution:

The Victorian Public Sector Commission (VPSC) was established on 1 April 2014, replacing the State Services Authority.

VPSC is headed by a single Commissioner and has a range of legislated functions to achieve its objectives. These are to:

  • Strengthen the efficiency, effectiveness and capability of the public sector in order to meet existing and emerging needs and deliver high quality services
  • Maintain, and advocate for, public sector professionalism and integrity.

VPSC helps strengthen public sector efficiency, effectiveness and capability by:

  • assessing, researching and providing advice and support on issues relevant to public sector administration, governance, service delivery and workforce management and development
  • collecting and reporting on whole of government data
  • conducting enquiries as directed under the Act by the Premier

It helps maintain public sector integrity by:

  • advocating for an apolitical and professional public sector
  • issuing and applying codes of conduct and standards
  • monitoring and reporting to public sector body Heads on compliance with the public sector values, codes of conduct and public sector employment principles and standards
  • reviewing employment related actions and making relevant recommendations
  • maintaining a register of lobbyists

The state of the public sector in Victoria 2018–2019

The 2018–2019 State of the Public Sector in Victoria report provides a profile of the Victorian public sector, its workforce, executives and boards of governance.

The state of the public sector in Victoria 2017–2018

The annual State of the Public Sector in Victoria report provides a consolidated picture of the structure, composition and profile of the public sector.

The state of the public sector in Victoria 2016-2017

This publication reports on the employees of the Victorian public sector and their actions to support the Victorian government and serve the people of the state of Victoria. The report is invaluable when seeking comprehensive information on the composition, workforce and activities of the Victorian...
Case study

Turning the tide on bullying and poor workplace cultures: case studies

These case studies demonstrate that while workplace bullying can come in many different forms, there are a number of common approaches that have been successfully employed to help turn the tide on bullying in the workplace and improve workplace cultures.
Discussion paper

An empirical look at citizen co-production in Australia

Coproduction – the contribution of time and effort to the delivery of public services by service-users and citizens, prompted by or in concert with public sector organisations – is attracting increasing attention from governments and communities. The literature identifies numerous initiatives in the United States...