What is happening?
The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet has released a statement updating the public on the upcoming review of the APS.
“Today, the final report of the independent panel reviewing the APS was submitted to the Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Mr Phil Gaetjens.”
The statement goes on to confirm that the Secretaries Board will now consider the recommendations, and report to the Government on relevant issues and findings.
This indicates that the release of the review is imminent, however no release date has been given.
“Based on interim reports and the Prime Minister putting public servants on notice, we are expecting a major overhaul of the public sector,” said Dale Beasley, Director ACT Branch and Australian Government Group.
How are you affected?
Workplace representatives like Professionals Australia would like the opportunity to study the review findings and recommendations are relay any concerns to their members.
The interim report released back in March 2019 suggests a “shift towards common pay levels across the bureaucracy, greater power for department heads and an overhaul of the Public Service Commission.”
“Our members in the public service are unsure of how wide-sweeping this overhaul will be, leaving their careers in limbo – we require greater transparency from the Prime Minster so we can prepare our members,” said Mr Beasley.
If you would like to discuss the APS Review further, please contact Dale Beasley at firstname.lastname@example.org