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Public service

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APS
Australian public service
Civil service
Report

The answers to Dominic Cummings’ critique: 10 essential reforms to government

In his seven hours of testimony to a House of Commons committee, the UK Prime Minister’s former chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, laid out a portrait of a chaotic government failing in its basic functions. This report sets out some recommendations for what the UK government...
Working paper

The OECD Framework for digital talent and skills in the public sector

This paper presents the OECD Framework for Digital Talent and Skills in the Public Sector, which highlights the need to create the right working environment, secure the right skills, and evolve the right workforce to support a progression from e-government to digital government.
Discussion paper

Finding the right skills for the civil service

This paper examines the skills that the civil service has and those it needs to meet the demands of government in the coming years. It considers how the civil service workforce is managed, and reviews progress made in recent years.
Guide

Gender impact assessment toolkit

Gender impact assessments are a way of critically thinking about how policies, programs and services will meet the different needs of women, men and gender diverse people. The aim of gender impact assessments is to create better and fairer outcomes and ensure all people have...
Working paper

Dynamic capabilities in the public sector: the case of the UK’s Government Digital Service

This study explores the concept of dynamic capabilities in the public sector. Using the UK’s Government Digital Service (GDS) as a case study, the authors demonstrate how such capabilities form and how they evolve over time.
Report

Unauthorised access and disclosure of information held by local government

An overview of key risks associated with unauthorised access and disclosure of information held by the local government sector, this report explores the drivers of these risks, as well as potential prevention, reporting and detection measures.
Briefing paper

Unauthorised access and disclosure of public sector information: summary

Unauthorised access and disclosure of public sector information are forms of information misuse and may constitute corrupt conduct. These activities can also enable other corrupt conduct. This summary highlights common risks across the public sector, the factors that drive information misuse, and outlines strategies to...
Report

COVID-19 and Communities Listening Project: a shared response

This report considers how organisations and communities across the United Kingdom adapted and responded to the emergency phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report

Management of the Australian Public Service’s workforce response to COVID-19

From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia, the Australian Public Service (APS) workforce had to adapt within a short timeframe to a new operating environment and position itself to handle a surge in demand for government services. The audit objective was to assess...
Strategy

Australia’s national integrity system: the blueprint for action

From greater transparency over political lobbying and donations, to stronger protection for whistleblowers, to a strong and independent anti-corruption watchdog, this document lays out the essential reforms Australia needs to drive greater transparency, government accountability and integrity.