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Department of Premier and Cabinet

About the Tasmanian State Service

Page Last Updated: 25 June 2020 JM

SSMO supports the Head of the State Service. The role of the Head of the State Service is broad covering everything from recruitment to learning and development, work health and safety, diversity and inclusion, workforce planning and negotiating the employment conditions that make the Tasmanian State Service an attractive place to work now, and in the future.

Key responsibilities

  • work health, safety and wellbeing;
  • employment policies and programs;
  • vacancy management and advertising (jobs website);
  • industrial relations framework;
  • employment framework;
  • workforce analysis and planning;
  • responding to external reports related to workforce issues;
  • administering the Senior Executive Service;
  • HR systems enhancement; and
  • State Service workforce development.

Current priorities

  • implementing the Aboriginal employment strategy;
  • implementing wage and non-wage industrial agreements;
  • leading and supporting gender diversity;
  • implementing programs to increase youth employment;
  • developing a work health, safety and wellbeing plan;
  • leading innovation in HR systems; and
  • supporting learning and development initiatives across Government.

For more information about our responsibilities and priorities, refer to Head of the State Service Annual Reports.

Links in this section

Popular external links

Jobs website

Tasmanian Training Consortium

Tasmanian Government Gazette

Tasmanian Industrial Commission

Equal Opportunity Tasmania
the office of the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner

Integrity Commission of Tasmania
Tasmanian Audit Office

Finding information on our website

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