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The Commission is a non–corporate Commonwealth agency within the Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio.

The Commission’s statutory responsibilities are detailed in the Act and include:

  • developing, promoting, reviewing and evaluating APS employment policies and practices
  • contributing to learning and development and career management
  • contributing to and fostering leadership in the APS
  • providing advice and assistance on public service matters to agencies, and
  • promoting high standards of integrity and conduct in the APS.

The Commission also provides policy and secretariat support to the Remuneration Tribunal and the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal.