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  • 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.

  • Integrity promotion resources for local government

    29 June 2016

    The Commission has developed a guide to developing a code of conduct for local government. The guide is intended to assist in the development and review of codes of conduct, and focuses on a number of conduct areas.
  • Investigations training for public authorities

    24 June 2016

    The Public Sector Commission is providing centrally managed and funded investigation training for public officers involved in, or likely to be involved in investigating misconduct and other associated integrity investigations within their organisation. 

  • Waroona Bushfire Special Inquiry

    23 June 2016

    The Premier has today tabled Reframing Rural Fire Management: Report of the Special Inquiry into the January 2016 Waroona Fire.

    The report follows the Public Sector Commissioner’s appointment of Mr Euan Ferguson AFSM, pursuant to section 24H of the Public Sector Management Act 1994, to provide an independent review of the January 2016 Waroona Fire.

  • Appointment of Director General, Department of Water

    22 June 2016

    The Public Sector Commissioner today announced that Her Excellency, the Governor in Executive Council has approved the appointment of Mr Michael Rowe to the office of chief executive officer titled Director General, Department of Water, for a five (5) year term commencing on 21 June 2016. 

    Mr Mike Rowe is currently the Acting Director General, Department of Water. He brings significant public sector experience in the arenas of regional development and water management to the role.

    The Public Sector Commissioner extended his congratulations to Mr Rowe on his appointment.

  • Waroona Bushfire Special Inquiry

    5 May 2016

    The Special Inquiry has now concluded and the Report has been provided to the Public Sector Commissioner for consideration.

    For information on the Special Inquiry, including the terms of reference, key dates, updates on the report, and contact information for the lead agencies involved, please see here.

  • Review of ticket use for sponsored or financially supported events

    17 February 2016

    In 2015, the Public Sector Commission undertook a review of ticket use for sponsored or financially sponsored events.

    The review arose from a request from the Premier to the Public Sector Commissioner in relation to answers provided to a series of parliamentary questions in April 2015 about the acquisition and provision by all public sector agencies of ticket and box access for sporting and cultural events.

  • Waroona Bushfire Special Inquiry request for submissions

    8 February 2016

    Please note: Submissions have now closed.

    Mr Euan Ferguson AFSM, Special Inquirer, invites members of the public to make a submission to the special inquiry into the recent fires that affected the Shire of Waroona, the Shire of Harvey and the town site of Yarloop in January 2016.

  • Reappointment of Director General, Department of Education Services

    5 February 2016

    The Public Sector Commissioner today announced that Her Excellency, the Governor in Executive Council has approved the reappointment of Mr Richard Strickland to the office of Director General, Department of Education Services. Mr Strickland s reappointment is effective from 2 August 2016 for a five year term.

    Mr Strickland was first appointed to the position of Director General, Department of Education Services on 2 August 2006.

    The reappointment followed consultation with the Minister for Education and the Minister for Training and Workforce Development.

  • Public inquiry into January 2016 Waroona fire

    20 January 2016

    On Wednesday 20 January 2016, the Premier directed the Public Sector Commissioner to arrange for the holding of a special inquiry pursuant to section 24H(2) and (3) of the Public Sector Management Act 1994 to examine the organisation and management of the bushfire in the Waroona area in January 2016.

    Mr Euan Ferguson AFSM has been appointed to undertake the role of Special Inquirer.

    Download the Terms of Reference.

  • Recruitment freeze

    21 December 2015

    The Under Treasurer has written to general government sector agencies to advise that Cabinet has endorsed an immediate freeze on external recruitment until 30 June 2016.  These measures apply to all agencies and positions across the general government sector.

  • Misconduct notification case studies

    19 November 2015

    The changes to the notification of serious and minor misconduct under the Corruption, Crime and Misconduct Act 2003 (CCM Act) have now been in place for three months. This compilation of case studies and notification advice has been prepared by the Public Sector Commission and the Corruption and Crime Commission to provide public authorities with actual cases to support the appropriate notification of allegations of misconduct under the new arrangements.

  • Appointment of Commissioner for Children and Young People

    12 November 2015

    The Public Sector Commissioner today announced that Her Excellency, the Governor in Executive Council has approved the appointment of Mr Colin Pettit to the office of Commissioner for Children and Young People for a five (5) year term commencing on 16 November 2015.

    Mr Pettit is the former Secretary of Education, Department of Education in Tasmania. He brings extensive experience in public sector leadership and education to the position, having previously worked in education in both Western Australia and Tasmania.

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