State Service Act 2000
The State Service Act 2000 (the Act) is enabling legislation that is supplemented by the State Service Regulations 2001 (the Regulations), Commissioner's Directions, and Ministerial Directions. This legislative framework has been designed to support a contemporary workforce and to provide the best possible services to the Government, the Parliament and the community.
Commissioner's Directions are a very important part of this framework and enable the Commissioner to issue legally binding Directions in relation to any matter relating to their statutory functions.
Ministerial Directions relate to the administration of the State Service and are issued by the Minister on the advice of the Director, Public Sector Management Office.
State Service Principles and a Code of Conduct have been incorporated into the Act. The State Service Principles will ensure we have effectively managed workplaces, providing opportunities for employees based on equity and fairness, and delivering a high standard of services to the Government and Community. The Code of Conduct provisions reinforce and uphold the Principles by establishing standards of behaviour and conduct that apply to all employees, including Officers and Heads of Agencies.
Other legislation related to the State Service Act 2000 includes the State Service (Savings and Transitional Provisions) Act 2000 and the State Service (Consequential and Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2000.