CEO Working Groups

In April 2017, three CEO Working Groups were established to determine how the public sector could operate more efficiently to reduce costs, duplication and red tape.

The working groups comprised directors general of a number of government agencies. They were asked to identify opportunities for greater efficiencies and cross-government savings.

The working groups were one of several State Government measures to drive significant reform and cultural change across the public sector. Other measures include the Service Priority Review, Special Inquiry into Government Programs and Projects, Sustainable Health Review and machinery of government changes.

The working groups have now concluded and have provided their recommendations to the Government. The recommendations are being considered as part of the Government’s broader program of public sector reform

Public Sector Efficiency Working Group

The Public Sector Efficiency Working Group was convened by the Public Sector Commissioner to reduce internal red tape and its associated waste and inefficiency.

The working group was tasked with examining where internal requirements, processes and approvals had become outdated, excessive or restrictive of an innovative and high performing public sector. Areas of focus included:

  • recruitment
  • procurement
  • records management
  • financial reporting 

The recommendations have been broadly supported by the State Government and are being considered as part of the Government’s public sector reform program.

A copy of the working group’s report, Time to Change the Rules: A new way of thinking and working, is now available.

The full Terms of Reference and Frequently Asked Questions are also available. 

Local Service Delivery Working Group

The Local Service Delivery Working Group was convened by the Premier to identify ways to deliver services more efficiently and effectively in regional and metropolitan sub-regional areas.

The working group focused on:

  • consolidating office accommodation and operational facilities
  • sharing staff, digital platforms and other services
  • more effective service delivery.

The recommendations have been supported by the State Government and are being considered as part of the Government’s public sector reform program.

A copy of the working group’s report, Better Government Service Delivery in Regional Western Australia, is now available. 

Workforce Management Working Group

A Workforce Management Working Group was convened by the Premier to identify options to deliver greater flexibility and efficiency in the management of the public sector workforce. 

The report has been provided to the State Government. Some recommendations are being considered as part of the Government’s public sector reform program.

Contact Us

For general enquires please contact the Commission on admin@psc.wa.gov.au or 08 6552 8550.


Page last updated 8 March 2018