Office for the Public Sector



We provide advice to public sector organisations on human resources and industrial relations. If you are an employee with a human resources or employee relations question, please contact the human resources area in your agency.

The Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment

For enquiries, please contact:
Email:  Phone: 1800 317 333
Street address: Ground Floor, State Administration Centre, 200 Victoria Square, Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address: GPO Box 1045, Adelaide SA 5001
For human resources guidance and advice, please contact:

Other contacts

While you should always contact your agency’s human resource area in the first instance with any questions or concerns you may have, there are various government agencies and independent statutory bodies you can approach for expert information on specific matters.

Bullying – a business unit of the Attorney General’s Department, SafeWork SA is responsible for regulating work health and safety and providing information on managing workplace hazards, including bullying.

Corruption, maladministration and misconduct – The Office for Public Integrity (OPI) and the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) are both overseen by the Commissioner. The OPI assesses complaints about potential matters of corruption, misconduct and maladministration in public administration and makes recommendations to the Commissioner. ICAC is a law enforcement body established to promote and preserve the public’s confidence in the integrity of the functions of public administration.

Discrimination –the Equal Opportunity Commission provides information about equal opportunity, including training to create a better understanding of equal opportunity laws, and assists people to reach an agreement if a complaint of discrimination or harassment is made.

Unfair dismissal – the South Australian Employment Tribunal has a major role in establishing enforceable conditions of employment and in providing for the prevention and resolution of disputes between employers and employees of the State Public Sector, including hearing and determining unfair dismissal applications.

Return to Work – the State Ombudsman investigates complaints about the way services are delivered in relation to the Return to Work Act 2014, and provides information and assistance to anyone experiencing difficulties with the management of a workers compensation claim.

Workplace issues – the Fair Work Ombudsman provides information on dispute resolution and can represent employees in proceedings (other than proceedings for unfair dismissal) if the employee is not otherwise represented.

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