Lack of APS workforce planning: Sedgwick’s final push


Strategy flow chart on a blackboard

A bad result on a new capability diagnostic may finally be the push needed to make whole-of-agency strategic workforce planning a reality in the Commonwealth public sector.

The Australian public service’s capability and capacity have fallen behind the United Kingdom¬†and worldwide benchmarks after failing to heed 10 years of warnings about inadequate workforce planning.

A new diagnostic by the Australian Public Service Commission shows Commonwealth public servants are more engaged now, but still well behind international equivalent services.

It’s not all playing catch-up; the APSC’s human capital index says Commonwealth agencies are doing well on leadership, culture and conditions. In some cases, employee feedback is near the high results seen in the

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