For administrative arrangements, we are supported by the Department of Premier and Cabinet. Our work is complementary, and we align in pursuit of providing central coordination, leadership and stewardship of the public sector.
On 6 June 2022, the Minister for Government Services appointed Tasneem Chopra OAM, Professor Janine O’Flynn and Greg Smith AM to the Victorian Public Sector Commission Advisory Board. They join existing Chair, Jeremi Moule, Secretary, Department of Premier and Cabinet.
The role of the Advisory board is to provide the Commission:
- advice in relation to the preparation of the annual plan and strategic plan of the Commission; and
- strategic advice in relation to matters relevant to the objectives and functions of the Commission.
The new Advisory Board met for the first time on 24 June 2022.
Audit and risk management committee
The Commission has an Audit and Risk Management Committee. The Committee consists of the following members:
- Greg Wilson, Chair (independent member – resigned 18 October 2022)
- Shaun Condron (independent member)
- Stephen Bourchier (non-executive member).
The committee provides independent assurance and advice to the Commissioner on the Commission’s audit risk, control and compliance framework, and its statutory financial reporting obligations.
The committee is responsible for:
- improving the Commission’s effectiveness and efficiency
- ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations
- coordinating audits, considering recommendations and implementing actions
- overseeing operation of the risk management framework
- reviewing the annual report and financial information.
In 2021-22, internal auditors performed a workplace health, safety and wellbeing review. The audit concluded that the Commission has appropriate workplace health, safety and wellbeing processes and support in place, given the office-based workplace environment.
A review of cyber awareness in the Commission was also completed within the reporting period. The audit concluded that the Commission had implemented adequate measures to communicate cyber security awareness, however there is room to improve cyber security training and awareness practices in the future.