The future of the public service workforce: a dialogue

Helen Sullivan and I have recently been working on a dialogue paper based on the work we have been doing around the future of the public service workforce with Graeme Head who is the Public Service Commissioner for the New South Wales Public Service Commission.

This paper appears in the most recent issue of the Australian Journal of Public Administration which, as I have previously described, is now being edited by a collective including myself.  The first issue comprises a series of dialogue papers between academics and practitioners on key contemporary themes in public administration.

In this paper we explore the issues of the future public services and the nature of work and consider the implications in terms of the public service workforce.  We go on further to offer some sense of where New South Wales is taking aspects of this forward in practice.

If you are interested in the paper it is currently available for free and can be accessed through the following link.  We are currently considering how we might take this research agenda forward so if you have any thoughts about gaps or things you would like to see then please get in touch with me.


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