Tasmanian State Service Review

Will Hodgman,Premier

The Tasmanian Government has today released for public comment the draft Terms of Reference for a review into the Tasmanian State Service.

The State Service Act 2000 was developed in the late 1990s, and at nearly two decades old, it is high time we undertake this Review to ensure the service is best placed to serve Tasmanians today and into the future.

The Review will identify structural, operational, service, practice and legislative improvements to ensure the public service is in the best shape to deliver the services Tasmania needs.

The Government also wants to ensure it is doing everything it can to attract and retain the best possible people to the Tasmanian State Service and that it identifies ways to help develop the long-term capability of all State Service employees.

The review will be conducted by Dr Ian Watt AC, one of Australia’s most distinguished former public servants. Dr Watt has nearly 20 years’ experience at the highest levels of public service, with his most recent appointments being Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and head of the Australian Public Service.

The review will not include wages policy and conditions for public sector employees that are negotiated through awards and agreements.

Feedback on the draft Terms of Reference close on November 29, 2019. The review is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

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