Commissioner for Public Sector Employment
The Commissioner for Public Sector Employment reports directly to the Minister for the Public Sector, the Hon John Rau, and holds a statutory role under the Public Sector Act 2009. The Act outlines principles and guidelines to improve and uphold public sector performance – it is the Commissioner’s role to bring these to life across government.
Appointed on 1 July 2014, Commissioner for Public Sector Employment Erma Ranieri works passionately towards creating a world-leading public sector that serves South Australians well, does what it says it will do, and to which every public servant is proud to belong.
With the role of the public sector being to serve and support South Australia to thrive, Erma leads sector-wide reform to modernise the public sector and continue to build on its value and service to the South Australian community.
Erma has worked for more than 30 years to help organisations optimise productivity and employee wellbeing. She was named a 2014 Telstra Business Woman of the Year as SA Winner of the Telstra Community and Government Award for her role in leading transformational change throughout the public sector.
With a key focus on diversity and gender equality in leadership as business imperatives for the public sector, Erma continues to challenge cultural and structural barriers to drive innovative, collaborative and connected services for the community.
A message from the Commissioner
Premier Weatherill established our office to create a fully integrated approach to building the public sector culture we all want to see. A strong public sector is a vital feature of this State. We will modernise it, make it more efficient and inspire within it a culture of change, growth and excellence.
We aim to deliver a world-leading public sector that serves South Australians well, does what it says it will do, and to which every public servant is proud to belong.
We will lead the way, we will break down barriers, we will change the way our sector operates by focussing on our people.
We will start with the people in our sector who do a fantastic job every day, who are professional, passionate and care about serving South Australians. We will develop and support these people until they reflect the overwhelming majority of our sector. We will equip our workforce to deliver the best outcomes for South Australia.
We will work with the sector to challenge cultural and structural barriers, to do things differently, raise productivity, develop exceptional leaders, and uphold and promote the professional standards of our sector.
To find out more about what our office does, read our Strategic Objectives.