Public service

Strategy

3 Dec 2019
21

This plan aims to increase the representation of people with disability employed in the Western Australian public sector to 5% by the end of 2025, and support an inclusive work environment.

Report

28 Nov 2019
66

This audit examines whether the Victorian public service provides workplaces that are free from sexual harassment. The Victorian Auditor-General looked at whether all eight departments effectively prevent, report and respond to sexual harassment.

Report

26 Nov 2019
55

This report looks at the current state of the Australian Public Service (APS) under two broad themes: culture (chapters 1 to 4) and capability (chapters 5 to 7). As leadership is a driver of both culture and capability, leadership and the role of leaders, are...

Report

17 Oct 2019
207

Digital transformation can be risky — but the status quo is riskier. Drawing on insights of CIOs and senior public servants, this report identifies strategies for dealing with the risks of not embracing digital technology for public services, including: legacy systems costs, cyber security, people and...

Report

8 Oct 2019
192

This report is the second part of a two-stage engagement process, designed by Demos with the Charity for Civil Servants, to build a practical, evidence-based handbook for supporting wellbeing during times of change within the civil service. This guide is intended to be a practical...

Report

25 Sep 2019
50

This report looks at how Northern Ireland has functioned without ministers for nearly 1000 days. It provides an analysis of the history of power-sharing, how Northern Ireland has operated since the collapse of the executive in 2017, the consequences of these arrangements, and how a...

Report

Review of policy developments 2013-2018
8 Aug 2019
307

An enabling state is one that seeks to address stubborn inequalities of outcome and gives people and communities more control over the public services they receive to improve their own wellbeing. This report provides a detailed review of participative, outcomes-based policy making since 2013 and...

Guide

Whistling While They Work 2 – key findings and actions
6 Aug 2019
181

This guide works as a companion to new regulatory requirements, formal guidance and standards for whistleblowing policies and programs. The findings and key actions will help everyone with a commitment to integrity – organisations and policymakers alike – act to ensure the positive role of...

Report

31 May 2019
520

This paper brings together views from Nesta on better ways of mapping and measuring public value. It considers many fields - from health and culture to public services - to find more rounded and realistic ways of capturing the many dimensions of value created by...

Report

An ANZSOG research paper for the Australian Public Service Review Panel
29 Mar 2019
224

This paper investigates the strengths and weaknesses of the APS’ current approach to delivering local solutions to communities. The authors argue that a range of services need to be shaped with communities in new, co-governed ways, if we are to see any substantial and sustained...

Report

An ANZSOG research paper for the Australian Public Service Review Panel
29 Mar 2019
13

This paper offers an appraisal of the way in which the Australian Public Service partners with other jurisdictions.

Report

29 Mar 2019
13

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

Strategy

15 Feb 2019
6

This document aims to provide strategic direction for the Victorian Public Service (VPS) to change and improve how it makes evidence part of policy and service design, the core business of the public service.

Report

14 Feb 2019
556

This report is the result of the Inquiry into the appropriateness and effectiveness of the objectives, design, implementation and evaluation of the Australian public employment service, jobactive.

Policy report

15 Jan 2019
13

Victoria’s Public Sector Reform statement identifies outcomes as one of the key drivers to achieving the public service of the future.

Report

26 Nov 2018
27

The 2017–18 SOSR has been structured around the themes of culture, capability and leadership. It is informed by data from the annual Australian Public Service (APS) agency survey and APS employee census, as well as the APS employment database.

Report

A report for the Independent Review of the Australian Public Service (APS) prepared by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
15 Oct 2018
13

The Australian Government commissioned an Independent Review of the Australian Public Service (APS) to ensure it is fit-for-purpose to serve Australian governments and the Australian people, now and into the future. The APS Review Secretariat engaged The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to undertake a scenario...

Report

22 Jun 2018
41

BETA partnered with the Department of Social Services (DSS) to develop and tests ways to encourage greater survey completion rates. DSS conducts a survey seeking client feedback on the outcomes they have experienced as a result of services delivered by grant funded organisations.

Report

16 Apr 2018
11

Three years ago, the Chilean government launched Laboratorio de Gobiernowith a strategic priority to build innovation capacity and enable innovation in Chile’s public sector. As part of this, the lab developed a practice-based capacity building programme called Experimenta.

Report

1 Feb 2018
399

This chapter reports on the performance of early childhood education and care (ECEC) services, which comprise child care and preschool services.