Office for the Public Sector

Policy

Other guidance

In addition to issuing Determinations and Guidelines, the Commissioner will occasionally publish other information relevant to public sector employees.

Defence Reserve Service - Memorandum of Understanding

Memorandum of Understanding between the Australian Defence Force and the South Australian public sector regarding the administration of reservists undertaking reserve service under the Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001.

Flexibility at Work - Information for Managers and Employees

The Government supports access to flexibility at all levels across the South Australian Public Sector, and a culture where working flexibly is considered business as usual. Flexibility can take many forms and it is important to support our people to find the right balance between work, and other responsibilities and interests.  Redesigning roles, so that people can take up flexible arrangements, including part-time employment, will also open up opportunities for talented South Australians to join the South Australian Public Sector, and help us secure the future for a strong public sector.

Our approach to flexibility is underpinned by the Code of Ethics for Public Sector Employees and the Public Sector Values. It is consistent with the SA Government’s ‘All Roles Flex’ policy position which asks “if not, why not?” to flexible working, as well as the Flexibility for the Future initiative.  This resource is designed to give both managers and employees practical support and guidance in implementing and negotiating flexible arrangements across the public sector.

Fraud and Corruption Control Policy

The South Australian Public Sector Fraud and Corruption Control Policy was developed by OPS in consultation with public sector agencies to assist them in the prevention, detection and response to activities labelled or defined as fraud or corruption, other criminal conduct, misconduct and maladministration within the sector.

Pre-Employment Screening

To be eligible for employment in the South Australian Public Sector, candidates are required to complete a Pre-Employment Declaration.

The Premier has issued a Direction which requires agencies to seek the information contained in this Pre-Employment Declaration prior to making an offer of employment to any prospective employee.

Agencies must use this Pre-Employment Declaration as a minimum standard.

Further details of the pre-employment screening requirements are included in the Commissioner’s Guideline for Recruitment.

Public sector employees contesting elections

This information sheet outlines the requirements for a public sector employee if they are the successful candidate in a South Australian State election.

Social media guidance for agencies and staff

Technology has forever changed the way people communicate and share information. While the wide range of technologies commonly referred to as social media are fundamentally no different to other forms of communication, they are potentially revolutionary because they can connect large numbers of people with relative ease.

We want to put citizens firmly at the centre of government service delivery and information distribution. Social media technologies can support this aim because they are intrinsically about dialogue and engagement within and between individuals and communities.

The purpose of this guide is to create awareness of some of the opportunities that social media presents for government, as well as making agencies and staff aware of how to manage the risks associated with the use of this kind of technology.

Working it out – A Workforce Planning Guide

This guide has been developed to assist agencies to build workforce planning capability so they are better positioned to meet their strategic and business plans.

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