APS CAREER TRANSITION AND SUPPORT CENTRE
Senator the Hon John Faulkner
Special Minister of State
28 March 2008
The Rudd Labor Government will establish a Career Transition and Support Centre at the Australian Public Service Commission.
The establishment of the support centre will work to minimise the personal impact of the Government’s planned efficiency measures on affected public servants.
The centre will manage and co-ordinate opportunities for excess staff to be redeployed across the public service.
The Rudd Government is determined that the public service retains corporate knowledge, expertise and skilled workers.
Our approach will ensure the retention and reallocation of staff with skills essential for implementing the government’s new policy agenda.
The centre will provide career transition advice and support services to excess APS employees, will assist with the redeployment of excess staff, and will provide strategic advice to agencies on recruitment and redeployment matters.
The centre will be operational from 1 May 2008.
In addition, the Public Service Commissioner has today provided agencies with a set of eight principles to govern the handling of staffing reductions at an agency level.
These principles will provide consistency and transparency in the management of excess staff across the public service as well as a continued focus on skills building within agencies.
The Government is determined that public servants and their families are not put under undue stress during this transition period.