State of the sectors 2016—Reassess, reinvent, reinforce tabled in Parliament

Public Sector Commission

Public Sector Commissioner, Mal Wauchope made his sixth, annual State of the sectors 2016—Reassess, reinvent, reinforce report and accompanying statistical bulletin available on the Commission’s website today.

State of the sectors 2016 provides a snapshot of the public sector workforce, services, public authorities’ governance arrangements and conduct of public officers over the last 12 months.

‘I have observed our sectors beginning to transform, but we must be mindful that we need the right culture, good governance and skilled people to ensure true and lasting transformation can occur,’ Mr Wauchope said.

This year, State of sectors 2016 features a number of leaders who agreed to share their stories of transformation. Additionally, it highlights three integrity assurance projects undertaken this year: Arrangements to manage misconduct and notify minor misconduct, Personal use of publicly-funded facilities by public officers and Relationships between public sector agencies and ministerial offices

‘These features contain key learnings and insights for all leaders and public authorities,’ he said. 

State of the sectors 2016 fulfils the Commissioner’s obligation to report to Parliament, public authorities and the community on a number of pieces of legislation including the Public Sector Management Act 1994, the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003 and the Corruption, Crime and Misconduct Act 2003.

The State and local government sectors, public universities, government trading enterprises and government boards and committees are encouraged to use State of the sectors 2016 to improve their understanding of the key dimensions of administration and management of our workforce, services and governance, to guide continuous improvement.

The full report and the statistical bulletin are available on the Commission’s website.