Less reporting, more transparency? Smart cuts in SA

Centralising the reporting of workforce data and making it more regular will increase transparency, according to the South Australian public service commissioner. It will also cut red tape.

The South Australian government’s decision to loosen requirements on annual reports will help make public service reporting clearer, according to public service commissioner Erma Ranieri.

Public servants will also be required to publish complaints data, following a recommendation by the Ombudsman.

The government announced last week that information on a range of topics, including workforce data and contractual information, would not have to be included in departmental annual reports.

Public Sector Minister Susan Close said the move would also save between one and four days of work per agency across government, and remove several pages from each agency’s annual report:

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