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  • Agency heads announced to lead new departments

    28 April 2017

    The Public Sector Commissioner has released the list of agency heads to lead the new departments in the medium term. This follows the Premier’s announcement on significant public sector reform and structural changes across the public sector.
  • Commission assesses City of Melville conflict of interest allegation

    7 April 2017

    The Public Sector Commission has assessed allegations of misconduct regarding a City of Melville officer, in relation to a proposed wave park project in Alfred Cove.

    Given the level of public interest, the Commission wishes to clarify its role in the matter.

  • Appointment of Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Western Australia

    23 December 2016

    The Public Sector Commissioner today announced that Her Excellency, the Governor in Executive Council has approved the appointment of Mr Gwyn Dolphin to the office titled Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Western Australia for a five (5) year term commencing on 20 December 2016.

    Mr Dolphin has been acting in the office of Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Western Australia since 23 July 2016.

    The Public Sector Commissioner congratulated Mr Dolphin on his appointment.

    Contact:
    Office of the Commissioner 6552 8551

  • Reappointment of Commissioner, Small Business Development Corporation

    23 December 2016

    The Public Sector Commissioner today announced that Her Excellency, the Governor in Executive Council has approved the reappointment of Mr David Eaton to the office of Commissioner, Small Business Development Corporation. Mr Eaton’s reappointment is effective 17 January 2017 for a three (3) year term.

    Mr Eaton was first appointed to the position of Commissioner, Small Business Development Corporation on 17 January 2012.

    The reappointment followed consultation with the Minister for Small Business and the Chair, Small Business Development Corporation.

  • Reappointment of Managing Director, Insurance Commission of Western Australia

    23 December 2016

    The Public Sector Commissioner today announced that Her Excellency, the Governor in Executive Council has approved the reappointment of Mr Rod Whithear to the office of Managing Director, Insurance Commission of Western Australia. Mr Whithear’s reappointment is effective from 12 June 2017 for a five (5) year term.

    Mr Whithear was first appointed to the office of Managing Director, Insurance Commission of Western Australia on 12 June 2012.

    The reappointment followed consultation with the Treasurer and the Chair, Insurance Commission Board of Western Australia.

  • Reappointment of Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority

    23 December 2016

    The Public Sector Commissioner today announced that Her Excellency, the Governor in Executive Council has approved the reappointment of Mr Kieran Kinsella to the office of Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority. Mr Kinsella’s reappointment is effective 12 June 2017 for a three (3) year term.

    Mr Kinsella was first appointed to the office of Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority on 12 June 2012.

    The reappointment followed consultation with the Minister for Planning and the Chair, Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.

  • Reappointment of Director General, Department of Education and Chief Executive Officer, Country High School Hostels Authority

    15 December 2016

    The Public Sector Commissioner today announced that on 22 November 2016, Her Excellency, the Governor in Executive Council has approved the reappointment of Ms O’Neill to the offices titled Director General, Department of Education and Chief Executive Officer, Country High School Hostels Authority for a five (5) year term commencing on 12 June 2017.

    Ms O’Neill was first appointed to the Director General, Department of Education and the Chief Executive Officer, Country High School Hostels Authority on 12 June 2007.

  • Appointment of Director General, Department of the Attorney General

    24 November 2016

    The Public Sector Commissioner today announced that Her Excellency, the Governor in Executive Council has approved the appointment of Dr Adam Tomison to the office titled Director General, Department of the  Attorney General for a five (5) year term commencing on 12 December 2016. 

    Dr Tomison is currently a consultant to the Child Protection and Justice sectors prior to this he was the Director and Chief Executive of the Australian Institute of Criminology.

    The Public Sector Commissioner extended his congratulations to Dr Tomison on his appointment.

  • Arrangements to manage misconduct and notify minor misconduct

    17 November 2016

    The Corruption, Crime and Misconduct Act 2003 (CCM Act) defines misconduct and requires public authorities to manage and notify misconduct. Serious misconduct must be notified to the Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC), while notification of minor misconduct must be made to the Public Sector Commission.

  • Personal use of publically-funded facilities by public officers

    17 November 2016

    Data and information from the first year of operation of the new minor misconduct reporting arrangements led the Public Sector Commission to examine the way public authorities manage the integrity risks around personal use of public facilities by public officers. A particular area of interest was publicly funded workshops and recreational venues—as personal use would generally be perceived by the community to constitute a private benefit to a public officer.

  • Relationships between public sector agencies and ministerial offices

    17 November 2016

    The quality of the working relationship between a minister’s office and a public sector agency impacts the effective translation of government policy into service delivery, and the proper management of agencies. Minister’s offices and agencies work collaboratively to deal with complex policy and service delivery challenges in a dynamic environment. Working relationships between ministerial officers and public sector employees can experience occasional tensions. This is not unexpected, but needs to be managed appropriately.

  • Appointment of Director General, Department of Transport; Chief Executive Officer, Public Transport Authority; Commissioner of Main Roads, Main Roads WA

    19 August 2016

    The Public Sector Commissioner today announced that Her Excellency, the Governor in Executive Council has approved the appointment of Mr Richard Sellers to the offices of chief executive officer titled Director General, Department of Transport; Chief Executive Officer, Public Transport Authority; and Commissioner of Main Roads, Main Roads WA, for a five (5) year term commencing on 12 September 2016. These offices are held as concurrent appointments.

    Mr Sellers is currently the Director General, Department of Mines and Petroleum.

  • Reappointment of Director General, Department of State Development

    4 August 2016

    The Public Sector Commissioner today announced that Her Excellency, the Governor in Executive Council has approved the reappointment of Mr Stephen Wood to the office of Director General, Department of State Development. Mr Wood’s reappointment is effective from 29 November 2016 for a five year term.

    Mr Wood was first appointed to the position of Director General, Department of State Development on 29 November 2011.

    The reappointment followed consultation with the Minister for State Development.

  • Appointment of Director General, Department of Commerce

    3 August 2016

    The Public Sector Commissioner today announced that Her Excellency, the Governor in Executive Council has approved the appointment of Ms Anne Driscoll to the office titled Director General, Department of Commerce, for a five (5) year term commencing on 2 August 2016. 

    Ms Driscoll had been acting in the office of Director General, Department of Commerce. 

    The Public Sector Commissioner extended his congratulations to Ms Driscoll on her appointment.

    Contact:
    Office of the Commissioner   6552 8551

  • Public Sector Commission 2017 graduate program

    8 July 2016

    The Public Sector Commission is looking for highly talented and motivated graduates who share our vision of a high performing public sector serving the needs of our State now and in the future.
  • School Based Traineeship Program - open for registrations

    1 July 2016

    The Public Sector Commission is calling for interested candidates who wish to undertake paid part time employment based training for one or two days a week in a WA public sector agency and attend school for the remaining three days.

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