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What we do

Provide strategic and expert advice and counsel on industrial relations issues, including wages policy, conditions of employment and the broader implications of industrial relations policy and practice on public sector service delivery.

  • Manage major public sector industrial issues, including matters concerning awards, agreements and disputes that have a significant impact on service delivery.
  • Lead industrial relations negotiations across the NSW public sector.
  • Intervene in major industrial cases that have a sector-wide impact or set precedent.
  • Contribute to the inter-jurisdictional relationship across the public sector nationally.

Industrial Relations Guide 

We are pleased to publish the Public Service Industrial Relations Guide (the Guide). The Guide provides information on employment conditions applying to NSW Public Service employees and is based on content previously included in the Personnel Handbook.

Information contained within the Guide has been summarised from legislation, awards, agreements, determinations and policy guidelines to assist human resources and industrial relations practitioners in Public Service agencies. It provides a consolidated IR reference resource for the public service.

We will be regularly updating the Guide to include advice on emerging issues and to reflect changes in legislation and to reflect new precedents such as tribunal decisions on conditions of employment. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided we welcome advice on areas which require updating, correction, or would simply benefit from being revised to provide greater clarity.

Please send any suggestions and feedback to [email protected]

Employees in the NSW public sector have employment conditions, which vary according to the legislation and industrial instrument that apply to their job type and employing agency. The legislation, awards and determinations covering the major groups of Public Service employees are listed below.

Legislation

Awards and Determinations 

Employees in the NSW public sector have employment conditions, which vary according to the legislation and industrial instrument that apply to their job type and employing agency.

The legislation, awards and determinations covering the major groups of Public Service employees are listed below.

Circulars