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Index to the Australian Public Service Commission annual report 2018–19, incorporating the annual report of the Merit Protection Commissioner

A

abbreviations and acronyms 104

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 19, 22, 84

see also Indigenous employment

accountable authority 14

Adamson, Nick 48

administered program (financial performance) 12, 40

Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 149

administrative tribunals 82

advertising 96

agency’s operating environment a relevant consideration in setting sanction (case study) 131

annual performance statements 11, 13–35

applying a subjective test to an employee’s behaviour (case study) 128

appropriation income 11, 38

APS

employment framework modernisation 24

employment management policies reform 24

Independent Review 2, 19, 30, 33

Job Family Model 20, 27, 33

key drivers of productivity 19

leadership programs 3, 26

workforce diversity 19–20

workforce planning 20, 27

workforce policies and practices 33

workforce shaping strategy 17–21

APS Code of Conduct 29

reviews see primary reviews of breaches of the Code of Conduct

APS Disability Champions Network 19

APS Diversity and Gender Equality Awards 19

APS Employment Database internet interface (APSEDii) 20

APS Statistical Bulletin 96

APS Values 4, 30

asset management 40

Audit and Risk Management Committee 82

Auditor–General 41, 82

AusTender website 40, 41

Australia Day Awards 86

Australian Information Commissioner 82, 150

Australian National Audit Office, independent auditor’s report 46–7

Australian Public Service Commission 6, 14, 147

corporate governance 82

Executive leadership team 8–9, 82, 148

funds MPC 148–9

independent capability review 2–3

interaction with roles of MPC 149

legislation 10

organisational structure 7

outcome and program structure 10, 16, 35

outlook for 2019–20 41–2

purpose 8, 10, 14

role 8, 14–15

year at a glance 5

Australian Public Service Commission (Program 1.1) 10, 16

KPIs and results 35

Australian Public Service Commissioner iii, 6, 7, 8, 48, 82, 85

review 2–4

Australian Public Service Commissioner’s Directions 2016, amendments 3, 24

Australian Public Service Gender Equality Strategy 19

Australian Taxation Office 29, 127, 144, 147

awards 86

B

Barbour, Bruce 85, 115

Bartlett, Richard 7, 85

background 9

Being a trusted and respected partner: the APS integrity framework 29

budget outlook 42

building workforce capability (strategic priority 3) 16, 25–7

build digital capability in the APS by partnering with the Digital Transformation Agency 25, 26

promote best practice workforce planning to encourage effective monitoring and reporting on APS capability 26, 27

strengthen leadership and core capabilities by providing contemporary learning solutions 25, 26

support agencies to improve their workplace relations skills and performance 25, 26–7

bullying/discourteous behaviour 136, 137, 138

business improvements (MPC) 145–7

C

case management system (MPC) 152

changes to review processes 146

cash flow statement 55–6

Chief Financial Officer 48

Code of Conduct breaches see primary reviews of breaches of the Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct inquiries (MPC)

fee–related service 116–17, 141, 152, 159

training for new employees 146-7

Commonwealth Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy 33

Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework 2017 iii

Commonwealth Ombudsman 82

Commonwealth Procurement Rules 40

compliance and accountability 82

conflict of interest 136, 138

Connell, Jenet 85

consultancy contracts 41

consultants 40–1

Cormann, Senator the Hon Mathias 6

corporate goals see strategic priorities

corporate governance

APSC 82

MPC 147–50

Corporate Plan 2018–19 10, 11, 14, 15, 42, 82

foundational objectives 16, 31–4

relationship to Portfolio Budget Statements 2018–19 11, 16, 35

strategic priorities 16, 17–30

culturally and Linguistically Diverse networks 83

D

Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal 6, 10, 15

Department of Defence 127, 144

Department of Finance 19, 40

Department of Home Affairs 122, 127, 145

Department of Human Services 122, 127, 144, 147

Department of Jobs and Small Business 86

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 86

portfolio 6, 14

departmental activities (financial performance) 12, 38–40

Deputy Public Service Commissioner 7, 8–9, 85

Deputy Secretaries Data Group 33

Deputy Secretaries Reform Group 33

Digital Transformation Agency 26, 38, 42

Disability and Carers networks 83

disability employment 19

disability reporting 96

‘Dismantling Barriers: Inclusive Recruitment Quick Reference Guide’ 19

document management system 87

E

ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance 95

employee census (APS) 3, 26, 27, 33

employment actions reviews see reviews of employment actions (MPC)

employment framework modernisation 22–4

employment management policies reform 24

energy efficiency 95

Enterprise Agreement 2018–21 84

entity resource statement 90

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 95

environmental performance 87, 95

Equal Employment Opportunity (Commonwealth Authorities) Act 1987 10

ethical standards 82

Ethics Advisory Service (EAS) 29–30

ethics awareness support 4, 29

Ethics Contact Officer network (ECOnet) 29, 144

Executive leadership team (APSC) 8–9, 82, 148

exempt contracts 41

expenses 11–12, 40

for Outcome 1 91

external scrutiny 82

F

failure to give a fair hearing (case study) 135

fee for service functions (MPC) 116–17, 159

Independent Selection Advisory Committees 117, 142, 159

inquiries into breaches of the Code of Conduct (APS) 116–17, 141, 152, 159

non–APS agencies 117, 142

fee–for–service revenue (APSC) 11

final entitlements 138

financial performance 11–12, 38

administered program 40

departmental activities 38–40

financial statements 43–59

notes to 60–80

First Assistant Commissioner 7, 9, 85

flawed bullying and harassment investigation (case study) 137

flexibility arrangements (non–SES officers) 84

former employees breach of Code of Conduct 138

foundational objectives 16, 31–4

monitor and report on the APS workforce to inform workforce policies and practices 31, 33

work with other governments on matters relating to public sector workforce management 31–2, 34

fraud control iii

Freedom of Information Act 1982 41, 96, 149

funding 11

further review of employees concerns not justified as no useful outcome could be achieved (case study) 126

G

Gender employee networks 83

government’s reform agenda, support for 17, 18–19

GovTeams community 20, 27, 145

GradAccess Pilot Program 19

H

health and wellbeing program 94

human resources management 83–6, 92–5

Hunt, the Hon Greg iii, 6, 108

I

income 11, 38–9

independent auditor’s report 46–7

Independent Selection Advisory Committees (ISACs) 117, 142, 146, 159

training for panels 147

Indigenous employment

APSC staff 83, 93

executive program 19, 33

recruitment 19

statistics 20

information and communications technology (ICT) 86

Information Publication Scheme 96, 150

inquiry functions (MPC) 112, 116, 140–1

Integrity Agencies Group (IAG) 28–9, 144

integrity promotion 4, 28–30

Inter–jurisdictional Workforce Data Analytics Committee 34

J

judicial decisions 82

Judicial Office Holders’ Remuneration and Entitlements (Program 1.2) 10, 11, 16, 42

KPIs and results 35

judicial review of MPC reviews 149

K

key management personnel, remuneration 76, 85–6

L

leadership capability (APS) 3, 26

leave management 83

legislation 10

letter of transmittal iii, 108

LGBTI+ network 83, 86

list of requirements 97–101

Lloyd, John 85

Long Service Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1976 10

M

management and accountability

APSC 81–7

MPC 147–50

Maternity Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1973 10

Memorandum of Understanding revenue 11

Merit Protection Commissioner 6, 7, 85, 107–61

business improvements 145–7

case studies 126, 128, 131, 132, 135, 137

co–located with APSC 112, 115

employment actions reviews see reviews of employment actions

feedback from review applicants 138–40

financial arrangements and corporate support 148–9

foreword 111–12

functions and responsibilities 111, 114–17

governance and management 147–50

inquiry functions 112, 116, 122, 140–1

interaction with roles of APSC 149

as member/observer of APSC Executive 148

non–APS fee for service work 117, 142

organisational structure 118

priorities in 2019–20 152

promotion decision reviews see review of promotion decisions

review of actions scheme 114–15

role 111

stakeholder engagement 112, 144–5

statutory functions provide on fee–for–service basis 116–17, 141–2, 152, 159

year at a glance 114

year–end totals for all reviews of action 120

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service and Cabinet iii, 6, 108

Minister for Finance and the Public Service 6

modernising the employment framework (strategic priority 2) 16, 22–4

lead effective reform of the APS employment management policies 23, 24

partner with agencies to achieve compliance with the Government’s bargaining policies 22, 23–4

work with and influence agencies to modernise the APS employment framework and practices 22, 24

N

NAIDOC Week 84

National Disability Strategy 2010–2020 96

National Human Resources Development Institute Leaders Forum, South Korea 34

National Reconciliation Week 84

NextStep Traineeship Pilot Program 19

nominees (MPC), training 112, 146–7

non–appropriation income 38–9

non–APS agencies, MPC fee for service work 117, 142

Non–English speaking background (NESB) immigrants 20

notifiable incidents 95

O

O’Brien, Margaret 86

O’Dwyer, Hon Kelly 6

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner 147

organisational structure

APSC 7

MPC 118

Outcome 1 10

expenses and resources 12, 91

outlook for 2019–20 41–2

P

parliamentarians, remuneration 40

Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017 40

Parliamentary Service Merit Protection Commissioner 115

People and Business Management Group 84

people with disability 19, 20

performance pay 84

Portfolio Budget Statements 2018–19 10, 11, 15, 35, 82

relationship to Corporate Plan 2018–19 11, 16, 35

Powers, Narelle 86

presentations (by MPC staff) 144

primary reviews of breaches of the Code of Conduct 111, 116, 123, 133–7

applications not accepted for review 125

former employee breach of Code of Conduct 138

number of agency actions or decisions set aside/varied 111, 129–30

number of applications 120

number of cases reviewed by subject 136, 157

number of findings of misconduct be set aside 134

number of reviews by agency 127

subject matter of cases 136, 157

trends in proportion of 133

procedures manual, review 145

professional employment model 4

Program 1.1 – Australian Public Service Commission 10, 16

KPIs 35

Program 1.2 – Judicial Office Holders’ Remuneration and Entitlements 10, 16

KPIs 35

promoting integrity (strategic priority 4) 16, 28–30

evaluate agency approaches to incorporate and uphold the APS values 28, 30

promote a high standard of integrity across the APS 28–30

promotion decision reviews see review of promotion decisions (MPC)

Promotion Review Committees 1, 112, 121–3, 146

improving papers distribution to 145

number established and finalised by agency 122

number of reviews within timeframes 123

training new nominees for 112, 146–7

varied decisions 123

see also review of promotion decisions (MPC)

‘PU’ and Merit Protection Commissioner (Freedom of information) [2019] AICmr 4 (18 January 2019) 150

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 iii, 14, 40, 48, 148

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 140

Public Service Act 1999 6, 14, 104, 108, 111, 115, 117, 140, 141, 148

Public Service Regulations 1999 111, 115

purchasing 40–1

R

reader’s guide v–vi

Reconciliation Action Plan 84

Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group 84

recruitment

Indigenous 19

people with disability 19

senior executives 3

rehabilitation management system 94

remuneration

key management personnel 76, 85–6

parliamentarians 40

senior executive 85–6

staff 84

Remuneration Report 20, 27

Remuneration Tribunal 6, 10, 15

reporting on performance 11

see also annual performance statements

resources, for Outcome 1 91

revenue 11, 38–9

Review of Action and Code of Conduct Community of Practice for APS practitioners 112, 144

review of a performance rating and process (case study) 132

review of promotion decisions (MPC) 112, 115, 120–3, 157–8

applications considered and decisions by agency 122

caseload 158

Promotion Review Committees see Promotion Review Committees

reviews within timeframes 123

status of promotion review cases 158

trends in applications from unsuccessful candidates 121–2

reviews of employment actions (MPC) 111, 116, 123–40, 153–7

applications nor accepted for review 125–6

caseload and finalisation 123–5

feedback from review applicants 138–40

number of agency actions or decisions set aside/varied or upheld 129

number of reviews by agency 127, 155

other–review related functions 138

review outcomes 128–30

subject matter of Code of Conduct reviews 136, 157

subject matter of reviews completed (other than Code of Conduct) 131–2, 156

timeliness in handling reviews 124, 154

workload 123–5, 154

see also primary reviews of breaches of the Code of Conduct; secondary reviews of other employment–related action

reviews of other actions (MPC) see reviews of employment actions (MPC)

S

secondary reviews of other employment–related action (MPC) 116, 123

applications not accepted for review 125

number of agency actions or decisions set aside/varied 129, 130

number of applications 120

number of reviews by agency 127

reviews by subject matter 131–2, 156

Secretaries APS Reform Committee 33

Secretaries Board 3, 24, 33

Secretaries Equality and Diversity Council 33

Secretaries Talent Council 21

senior executive

Indigenous Network 19, 33

recruitment practices 3

remuneration 85–6

talent management 3, 21

shaping the APS workforce (strategic priority 1) 16, 17–21

foster an APS workforce that reflects the diversity of the Australian population 17, 19–20

improve the quality of talent management practices across the APS 18, 21

support the government’s reform agenda 17, 18–19

support and guide workforce planning and practices 18, 20

Small Agencies Forum 29

small business procurement 41

Smith v Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission & Anor [2019] FCCA 1811 (28 June 2019) 149

social media matters 136

staff 6, 83, 92–3

awards 86

by classification 92–3

by gender 92, 93

by location 92, 93, 148

casual and nominee (MPC), training 112, 146–7

Enterprise Agreement 2018–21 84

health and wellbeing 94–5

Indigenous 93

leave management 83

MPC 112, 148

performance and activities 145

performance management 86

remuneration 84

succession planning 83

work health and safety 94–5

workforce diversity 83

see also senior executive

stakeholder engagement (MPC) 112, 144–5

State of the Service Report 20, 27, 33, 96, 133

State of the Service team, award to 86

statement of changes in equity 53–4

statement of comprehensive income 49–50

statement of financial position 51–2

statement of preparation 14

strategic priorities 16

1: shaping the APS workforce 16, 17–21

2: modernising the employment framework 16, 22–4

3: building workforce capability 16, 25–7

4: promoting integrity 16, 28–30

succession planning 83

T

‘Taking Time to Talk’ 86

talent management 3, 21

Torres Strait Islander cross–cultural learning 19

training, casual and nominee MPC staff 112, 146–7

Tune, David 2

V

Values Evaluation Survey 4

Vine–Camp, Kerryn 85

W

Waugh, Linda 7, 85, 108, 111–12, 115

see also Merit Protection Commissioner

website

APSC 42

MPC 145, 152, 153

whole–of–APS workforce strategy 4, 18

Wiley–Smith, Mary 7, 85

background 8–9

women in leadership program 19

Woolcott, Peter iii, 2–4, 8, 14, 48, 85

background 8

see also Australian Public Service Commissioner

work health and safety 94–5

workforce capability 25–7

workforce diversity 19–20, 83

workforce planning 20, 27

Workforce Planning Community of Practice 20, 27, 34

workforce policies and practices, monitoring 33

Workplace Bargaining Policy 2018 23

Workplace Bargaining team, award to 86

workplace relations 26–7, 86

Workplace Relations/Workplace Health and Safety Committee 94

Y

year at a glance

APSC 5

MPC 114

Index to the Australian Public Service Commission annual report 2018–19, incorporating the annual report of the Merit Protection Commissioner

A

abbreviations and acronyms 104

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 19, 22, 84

see also Indigenous employment

accountable authority 14

Adamson, Nick 48

administered program (financial performance) 12, 40

Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 149

administrative tribunals 82

advertising 96

agency’s operating environment a relevant consideration in setting sanction (case study) 131

annual performance statements 11, 13–35

applying a subjective test to an employee’s behaviour (case study) 128

appropriation income 11, 38

APS

employment framework modernisation 24

employment management policies reform 24

Independent Review 2, 19, 30, 33

Job Family Model 20, 27, 33

key drivers of productivity 19

leadership programs 3, 26

workforce diversity 19–20

workforce planning 20, 27

workforce policies and practices 33

workforce shaping strategy 17–21

APS Code of Conduct 29

reviews see primary reviews of breaches of the Code of Conduct

APS Disability Champions Network 19

APS Diversity and Gender Equality Awards 19

APS Employment Database internet interface (APSEDii) 20

APS Statistical Bulletin 96

APS Values 4, 30

asset management 40

Audit and Risk Management Committee 82

Auditor–General 41, 82

AusTender website 40, 41

Australia Day Awards 86

Australian Information Commissioner 82, 150

Australian National Audit Office, independent auditor’s report 46–7

Australian Public Service Commission 6, 14, 147

corporate governance 82

Executive leadership team 8–9, 82, 148

funds MPC 148–9

independent capability review 2–3

interaction with roles of MPC 149

legislation 10

organisational structure 7

outcome and program structure 10, 16, 35

outlook for 2019–20 41–2

purpose 8, 10, 14

role 8, 14–15

year at a glance 5

Australian Public Service Commission (Program 1.1) 10, 16

KPIs and results 35

Australian Public Service Commissioner iii, 6, 7, 8, 48, 82, 85

review 2–4

Australian Public Service Commissioner’s Directions 2016, amendments 3, 24

Australian Public Service Gender Equality Strategy 19

Australian Taxation Office 29, 127, 144, 147

awards 86

B

Barbour, Bruce 85, 115

Bartlett, Richard 7, 85

background 9

Being a trusted and respected partner: the APS integrity framework 29

budget outlook 42

building workforce capability (strategic priority 3) 16, 25–7

build digital capability in the APS by partnering with the Digital Transformation Agency 25, 26

promote best practice workforce planning to encourage effective monitoring and reporting on APS capability 26, 27

strengthen leadership and core capabilities by providing contemporary learning solutions 25, 26

support agencies to improve their workplace relations skills and performance 25, 26–7

bullying/discourteous behaviour 136, 137, 138

business improvements (MPC) 145–7

C

case management system (MPC) 152

changes to review processes 146

cash flow statement 55–6

Chief Financial Officer 48

Code of Conduct breaches see primary reviews of breaches of the Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct inquiries (MPC)

fee–related service 116–17, 141, 152, 159

training for new employees 146-7

Commonwealth Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy 33

Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework 2017 iii

Commonwealth Ombudsman 82

Commonwealth Procurement Rules 40

compliance and accountability 82

conflict of interest 136, 138

Connell, Jenet 85

consultancy contracts 41

consultants 40–1

Cormann, Senator the Hon Mathias 6

corporate goals see strategic priorities

corporate governance

APSC 82

MPC 147–50

Corporate Plan 2018–19 10, 11, 14, 15, 42, 82

foundational objectives 16, 31–4

relationship to Portfolio Budget Statements 2018–19 11, 16, 35

strategic priorities 16, 17–30

culturally and Linguistically Diverse networks 83

D

Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal 6, 10, 15

Department of Defence 127, 144

Department of Finance 19, 40

Department of Home Affairs 122, 127, 145

Department of Human Services 122, 127, 144, 147

Department of Jobs and Small Business 86

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 86

portfolio 6, 14

departmental activities (financial performance) 12, 38–40

Deputy Public Service Commissioner 7, 8–9, 85

Deputy Secretaries Data Group 33

Deputy Secretaries Reform Group 33

Digital Transformation Agency 26, 38, 42

Disability and Carers networks 83

disability employment 19

disability reporting 96

‘Dismantling Barriers: Inclusive Recruitment Quick Reference Guide’ 19

document management system 87

E

ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance 95

employee census (APS) 3, 26, 27, 33

employment actions reviews see reviews of employment actions (MPC)

employment framework modernisation 22–4

employment management policies reform 24

energy efficiency 95

Enterprise Agreement 2018–21 84

entity resource statement 90

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 95

environmental performance 87, 95

Equal Employment Opportunity (Commonwealth Authorities) Act 1987 10

ethical standards 82

Ethics Advisory Service (EAS) 29–30

ethics awareness support 4, 29

Ethics Contact Officer network (ECOnet) 29, 144

Executive leadership team (APSC) 8–9, 82, 148

exempt contracts 41

expenses 11–12, 40

for Outcome 1 91

external scrutiny 82

F

failure to give a fair hearing (case study) 135

fee for service functions (MPC) 116–17, 159

Independent Selection Advisory Committees 117, 142, 159

inquiries into breaches of the Code of Conduct (APS) 116–17, 141, 152, 159

non–APS agencies 117, 142

fee–for–service revenue (APSC) 11

final entitlements 138

financial performance 11–12, 38

administered program 40

departmental activities 38–40

financial statements 43–59

notes to 60–80

First Assistant Commissioner 7, 9, 85

flawed bullying and harassment investigation (case study) 137

flexibility arrangements (non–SES officers) 84

former employees breach of Code of Conduct 138

foundational objectives 16, 31–4

monitor and report on the APS workforce to inform workforce policies and practices 31, 33

work with other governments on matters relating to public sector workforce management 31–2, 34

fraud control iii

Freedom of Information Act 1982 41, 96, 149

funding 11

further review of employees concerns not justified as no useful outcome could be achieved (case study) 126

G

Gender employee networks 83

government’s reform agenda, support for 17, 18–19

GovTeams community 20, 27, 145

GradAccess Pilot Program 19

H

health and wellbeing program 94

human resources management 83–6, 92–5

Hunt, the Hon Greg iii, 6, 108

I

income 11, 38–9

independent auditor’s report 46–7

Independent Selection Advisory Committees (ISACs) 117, 142, 146, 159

training for panels 147

Indigenous employment

APSC staff 83, 93

executive program 19, 33

recruitment 19

statistics 20

information and communications technology (ICT) 86

Information Publication Scheme 96, 150

inquiry functions (MPC) 112, 116, 140–1

Integrity Agencies Group (IAG) 28–9, 144

integrity promotion 4, 28–30

Inter–jurisdictional Workforce Data Analytics Committee 34

J

judicial decisions 82

Judicial Office Holders’ Remuneration and Entitlements (Program 1.2) 10, 11, 16, 42

KPIs and results 35

judicial review of MPC reviews 149

K

key management personnel, remuneration 76, 85–6

L

leadership capability (APS) 3, 26

leave management 83

legislation 10

letter of transmittal iii, 108

LGBTI+ network 83, 86

list of requirements 97–101

Lloyd, John 85

Long Service Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1976 10

M

management and accountability

APSC 81–7

MPC 147–50

Maternity Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1973 10

Memorandum of Understanding revenue 11

Merit Protection Commissioner 6, 7, 85, 107–61

business improvements 145–7

case studies 126, 128, 131, 132, 135, 137

co–located with APSC 112, 115

employment actions reviews see reviews of employment actions

feedback from review applicants 138–40

financial arrangements and corporate support 148–9

foreword 111–12

functions and responsibilities 111, 114–17

governance and management 147–50

inquiry functions 112, 116, 122, 140–1

interaction with roles of APSC 149

as member/observer of APSC Executive 148

non–APS fee for service work 117, 142

organisational structure 118

priorities in 2019–20 152

promotion decision reviews see review of promotion decisions

review of actions scheme 114–15

role 111

stakeholder engagement 112, 144–5

statutory functions provide on fee–for–service basis 116–17, 141–2, 152, 159

year at a glance 114

year–end totals for all reviews of action 120

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service and Cabinet iii, 6, 108

Minister for Finance and the Public Service 6

modernising the employment framework (strategic priority 2) 16, 22–4

lead effective reform of the APS employment management policies 23, 24

partner with agencies to achieve compliance with the Government’s bargaining policies 22, 23–4

work with and influence agencies to modernise the APS employment framework and practices 22, 24

N

NAIDOC Week 84

National Disability Strategy 2010–2020 96

National Human Resources Development Institute Leaders Forum, South Korea 34

National Reconciliation Week 84

NextStep Traineeship Pilot Program 19

nominees (MPC), training 112, 146–7

non–appropriation income 38–9

non–APS agencies, MPC fee for service work 117, 142

Non–English speaking background (NESB) immigrants 20

notifiable incidents 95

O

O’Brien, Margaret 86

O’Dwyer, Hon Kelly 6

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner 147

organisational structure

APSC 7

MPC 118

Outcome 1 10

expenses and resources 12, 91

outlook for 2019–20 41–2

P

parliamentarians, remuneration 40

Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017 40

Parliamentary Service Merit Protection Commissioner 115

People and Business Management Group 84

people with disability 19, 20

performance pay 84

Portfolio Budget Statements 2018–19 10, 11, 15, 35, 82

relationship to Corporate Plan 2018–19 11, 16, 35

Powers, Narelle 86

presentations (by MPC staff) 144

primary reviews of breaches of the Code of Conduct 111, 116, 123, 133–7

applications not accepted for review 125

former employee breach of Code of Conduct 138

number of agency actions or decisions set aside/varied 111, 129–30

number of applications 120

number of cases reviewed by subject 136, 157

number of findings of misconduct be set aside 134

number of reviews by agency 127

subject matter of cases 136, 157

trends in proportion of 133

procedures manual, review 145

professional employment model 4

Program 1.1 – Australian Public Service Commission 10, 16

KPIs 35

Program 1.2 – Judicial Office Holders’ Remuneration and Entitlements 10, 16

KPIs 35

promoting integrity (strategic priority 4) 16, 28–30

evaluate agency approaches to incorporate and uphold the APS values 28, 30

promote a high standard of integrity across the APS 28–30

promotion decision reviews see review of promotion decisions (MPC)

Promotion Review Committees 1, 112, 121–3, 146

improving papers distribution to 145

number established and finalised by agency 122

number of reviews within timeframes 123

training new nominees for 112, 146–7

varied decisions 123

see also review of promotion decisions (MPC)

‘PU’ and Merit Protection Commissioner (Freedom of information) [2019] AICmr 4 (18 January 2019) 150

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 iii, 14, 40, 48, 148

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 140

Public Service Act 1999 6, 14, 104, 108, 111, 115, 117, 140, 141, 148

Public Service Regulations 1999 111, 115

purchasing 40–1

R

reader’s guide v–vi

Reconciliation Action Plan 84

Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group 84

recruitment

Indigenous 19

people with disability 19

senior executives 3

rehabilitation management system 94

remuneration

key management personnel 76, 85–6

parliamentarians 40

senior executive 85–6

staff 84

Remuneration Report 20, 27

Remuneration Tribunal 6, 10, 15

reporting on performance 11

see also annual performance statements

resources, for Outcome 1 91

revenue 11, 38–9

Review of Action and Code of Conduct Community of Practice for APS practitioners 112, 144

review of a performance rating and process (case study) 132

review of promotion decisions (MPC) 112, 115, 120–3, 157–8

applications considered and decisions by agency 122

caseload 158

Promotion Review Committees see Promotion Review Committees

reviews within timeframes 123

status of promotion review cases 158

trends in applications from unsuccessful candidates 121–2

reviews of employment actions (MPC) 111, 116, 123–40, 153–7

applications nor accepted for review 125–6

caseload and finalisation 123–5

feedback from review applicants 138–40

number of agency actions or decisions set aside/varied or upheld 129

number of reviews by agency 127, 155

other–review related functions 138

review outcomes 128–30

subject matter of Code of Conduct reviews 136, 157

subject matter of reviews completed (other than Code of Conduct) 131–2, 156

timeliness in handling reviews 124, 154

workload 123–5, 154

see also primary reviews of breaches of the Code of Conduct; secondary reviews of other employment–related action

reviews of other actions (MPC) see reviews of employment actions (MPC)

S

secondary reviews of other employment–related action (MPC) 116, 123

applications not accepted for review 125

number of agency actions or decisions set aside/varied 129, 130

number of applications 120

number of reviews by agency 127

reviews by subject matter 131–2, 156

Secretaries APS Reform Committee 33

Secretaries Board 3, 24, 33

Secretaries Equality and Diversity Council 33

Secretaries Talent Council 21

senior executive

Indigenous Network 19, 33

recruitment practices 3

remuneration 85–6

talent management 3, 21

shaping the APS workforce (strategic priority 1) 16, 17–21

foster an APS workforce that reflects the diversity of the Australian population 17, 19–20

improve the quality of talent management practices across the APS 18, 21

support the government’s reform agenda 17, 18–19

support and guide workforce planning and practices 18, 20

Small Agencies Forum 29

small business procurement 41

Smith v Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission & Anor [2019] FCCA 1811 (28 June 2019) 149

social media matters 136

staff 6, 83, 92–3

awards 86

by classification 92–3

by gender 92, 93

by location 92, 93, 148

casual and nominee (MPC), training 112, 146–7

Enterprise Agreement 2018–21 84

health and wellbeing 94–5

Indigenous 93

leave management 83

MPC 112, 148

performance and activities 145

performance management 86

remuneration 84

succession planning 83

work health and safety 94–5

workforce diversity 83

see also senior executive

stakeholder engagement (MPC) 112, 144–5

State of the Service Report 20, 27, 33, 96, 133

State of the Service team, award to 86

statement of changes in equity 53–4

statement of comprehensive income 49–50

statement of financial position 51–2

statement of preparation 14

strategic priorities 16

1: shaping the APS workforce 16, 17–21

2: modernising the employment framework 16, 22–4

3: building workforce capability 16, 25–7

4: promoting integrity 16, 28–30

succession planning 83

T

‘Taking Time to Talk’ 86

talent management 3, 21

Torres Strait Islander cross–cultural learning 19

training, casual and nominee MPC staff 112, 146–7

Tune, David 2

V

Values Evaluation Survey 4

Vine–Camp, Kerryn 85

W

Waugh, Linda 7, 85, 108, 111–12, 115

see also Merit Protection Commissioner

website

APSC 42

MPC 145, 152, 153

whole–of–APS workforce strategy 4, 18

Wiley–Smith, Mary 7, 85

background 8–9

women in leadership program 19

Woolcott, Peter iii, 2–4, 8, 14, 48, 85

background 8

see also Australian Public Service Commissioner

work health and safety 94–5

workforce capability 25–7

workforce diversity 19–20, 83

workforce planning 20, 27

Workforce Planning Community of Practice 20, 27, 34

workforce policies and practices, monitoring 33

Workplace Bargaining Policy 2018 23

Workplace Bargaining team, award to 86

workplace relations 26–7, 86

Workplace Relations/Workplace Health and Safety Committee 94

Y

year at a glance

APSC 5

MPC 114