APS commissioner subscribes to regular communication

There’s a lot going on all the time for public servants, from new rules and requirements to professional development opportunities and enterprise bargaining. The Australian Public Service has a new way to help keep on top of it all.

The Australian Public Service Commission has launched a new monthly online newsletter, sensibly named APSC NEWS.

In its first rather sombre edition, APS commissioner John Lloyd explains the publication aims to provide an insight into the commission’s work and promote discussion, and asks for feedback on how it can be improved.

There’s details of two new Executive Level 2 leadership programs, based on “the same adaptive leadership philosophy” that underpins professional development for the Senior Executive Service, and a reminder to complete the APS Census by June 12.

New performance management requirements that come into effect on July 1 are the subject of one item. Explicit instructions will be published online for agency heads, managers and staff. The newsletter explains:

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