Preface

The role of the Public Sector Commission is to bring leadership and expertise to the public sector to enhance integrity, effectiveness and efficiency. In addition to the performance reporting and oversight functions reflected in this report, the Commission supports public sector reform and provides advice and assistance to entities to enable them to build a skilled, ethical and diverse workforce.

The State of the sector report 2013 addresses the requirement for the Public Sector Commissioner to report annually to the Parliament on the state of public sector administration and management, on the extent of compliance with the principles in ss. 8 and 9 of the Public Sector Management Act 1994 (PSM Act), and on the extent of compliance with the public sector standards, the Code of Ethics and codes of conduct. It also covers the Commissioner’s reporting obligations under s. 22 of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003 (PID Act).

The report provides Parliament, chief executives, public sector bodies and the broader community with a comprehensive view of public sector performance as it relates to integrity, governance, workforce planning and management.

Public sector bodies are encouraged to use the information contained in this report to improve their understanding of the current state of the public sector and to guide continuous improvement. The State of the sector statistical bulletin 2013 offers more detailed comparative data which entities can use to benchmark their performance against other similar bodies or against the sector as a whole.

The report draws on a range of data and information sources, including compliance assessments and general enquiries; the public interest disclosure (PID) survey; the employee perception survey (EPS); and human resource minimum obligatory information requirement (HRMOIR) workforce data.

Detailed information about the Commission’s monitoring and evaluation framework and changes to reporting in 2012/13 can be found in Appendix A - Monitoring and evaluation framework.


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