The Victorian Public Sector Commission (VPSC) was established on 1 April 2014 to achieve a range of legislative functions.
The Victorian Public Sector Commission (VPSC) was established on 1 April 2014 through an amendment to the Public Administration Act 2004. VPSC is headed by a single Commissioner and has a range of legislated functions to achieve its objectives. These are to:
- Strengthen the efficiency, effectiveness and capability of the public sector in order to meet existing and emerging needs and deliver high quality services
- Maintain, and advocate for, public sector professionalism and integrity.
VPSC helps strengthen public sector efficiency, effectiveness and capability by:
- assessing, researching and providing advice and support on issues relevant to public sector administration, governance, service delivery and workforce management and development
- collecting and reporting on whole of government data
- conducting enquiries as directed under the Act by the Premier
It helps maintain public sector integrity by:
- advocating for an apolitical and professional public sector
- issuing and applying codes of conduct and standards
- monitoring and reporting to public sector body Heads on compliance with the public sector values, codes of conduct and public sector employment principles and standards
- reviewing employment related actions and making relevant recommendations
- maintaining a register of lobbyists
VPSC also maintains a register of instruments made under the Act, which is published on this website.
A number of programs continue to be administered by the VPSC on behalf of and for public sector bodies. These include:
- eRecruitment system
- Graduate Recruitment and Development Scheme
VPSC has 4 branches, and a Corporate function supporting the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner, as per the below structure:
People and Analytics
- System infrastructure
- Data collection including administering the People Matter Survey
- Reporting back to the sector
Integrity and Advisory
- Organisational reviews
- Public sector advisory – Review of Actions / Information requests
- Codes, standards, legislation
- Governance advice
- Lobbyists and Government Affairs Directors
- Conflict of Interest, Gifts Benefits & Hospitality
Workforce and Engagement
- Workforce programs – employment pathways, the Victorian Government graduate program and Getting to Work, the Victorian Public Sector Disability Employment Action Plan
- Workforce Frameworks – strategy, resources and frameworks across the employee lifecycle
- Aboriginal employment – strategy, resources and development
- eRecruitment – carers website and service management
- Workforce Strategy
- Communications and Engagement
Victorian Leadership Academy
- Learning activities and development programs tailored to each band of the Senior Executive Service of the VPS
- Governance and Risk
- Information Technology
- Communications and marketing
- Human resources
- Finance / audit
- Business reporting
- Admin support and business services
Dr Paul Grimes is the Victorian Public Sector Commissioner. He is joined by Julia Griffith as Deputy Commissioner.
The role and composition of the Victorian Public Sector Commission Advisory Board.
On 21 May 2018, the Premier approved the VPSC’s Strategic Plan to 2020, in accordance with the requirements of the Public Administration Act 2004
The Victorian Public Sector Commission’s Annual Report highlights the achievements of VPSC, as well as the annual work program and financial statements.
The Victorian Public Sector Commission (VPSC) makes information available to the public on this website and in print materials.
VPSC Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality Declaration
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018
The Victorian Public Sector Commission (VPSC) encourages people to report improper conduct that involves the VPSC or its employees.
The Public Administration Act 2004 establishes the Victorian Public Sector Commission (VPSC) and creates the role of the Victorian Public Sector Commissioner.
Overview of accessing Victorian Acts and other key documents