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This is the third Tasmanian State Service Annual Report to be presented to the Minister and the Tasmanian Parliament in accordance with Section 19 of the State Service Act 2000 (the Act), and as delegated to the Head of the State Service under Section 20 of the Act.

This Report details the performance and exercise of the Employer’s functions and powers between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015, and outlines how the Head of the State Service’s workforce management priorities have guided the functions and powers of the Employer in 2014-15.

The Employer’s functions (as prescribed in Section 15 of Act) are all related to the State Service Principles, and the functions encompass employment provisions, State Service workforce management, and the development of state service employees and officers for the effective delivery of services to the Tasmanian community.

It is the Head of the State Service’s responsibility to ensure that the State Service is run effectively and efficiently, and to uphold, promote and implement arrangements for effective service delivery and State Service workforce management.

In addition to reporting on workforce priorities, the Report includes information on reform measures such as Managing Positions in the State Service, as well as employment matters such as vacancies, Code of Conduct and Grievance matters, and workplace behaviour.

The appendices include reference information, a profile of the workforce, and a summary of the People Matter Survey 2015 results. The Report is informed by a range of sources, including the People Matter Survey results, the annual Agency Survey, and ‘Employer’ records and reports.

Significant progress continues to be made across the State Service to develop the workforce’s professionalism and management. There are a number of important projects at the whole-of-service level that have been reported, and the Report also highlights a number of initiatives and improvements supported by specific Agencies. All have the aim of providing the right workforce management framework to ensure that the State Service is a highly professional service that delivers quality services to the Tasmanian community.

*Please note: that the term ‘agencies’ is used throughout the report to represent agencies and authorities unless otherwise specified.