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DEPARTMENTSDepartment of Communications and the Arts, Department of Finance, Department of Defence, Vic Leadership Development Centre
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A trial version of the Department of Finance‘s ideas registry will be up next month, with several agencies volunteering to test it out. But right now they’re seeking input on what to call it. They’re looking for a name that sums up what it’s for and encourages active participation:
“It’s a cross-agency idea management system that will allow APS officers to share their skills and knowledge with colleagues in other Departments. The proposed system will provide member profiles, which can be updated with information on the APS officers’ skills and abilities, thereby encouraging greater mobility and secondments across the service. Ideas will be able to be posted and then supported or commented on by others to help develop, refine and test their relevance and suitability for advancement.”
We’re partial to “the Ideas Crucible”, but if you’ve got more helpful suggestions send them to IdeaManagement@finance.gov.au
The DTO launched at University of Technology, Sydney on Friday with Malcolm Turnbull, Vivek Kundra and several private sector speakers on hand. There will be an interim CEO from within the Department of Communications while they search for the full-time head. The Mandarin will bring you interviews with some key people, including the interim CEO, over the next few days.
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Harley Dennett is editor at The Mandarin based in Canberra. He's held communications roles in the New South Wales public sector and Defence, and reported for titles including Crikey and the Star Observer.
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