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The current State Service Act 2000 was developed during the late 1990s, and is now nearly two decades old. Since that time, rapid technological, demographic and social change, has occurred and arguably the Act is increasingly irrelevant and outdated.
On 23 May 2019, government announced in it will take steps to bring the public sector framework into the 21st century through a review of the State Service to deliver a framework for a public service that is effective and efficient, and that can meet the challenges of the next 20 years. The Review will identify the structural, legislative and cultural improvements that will transform current structures, services and practices to deliver a more effective and efficient public service, fit for the 21st century. The Review will be led by a steering committee comprising representatives from the unions, the public, private and the not-for-profit sector.
The State Service Amendment Act 2012 amended the State Service Act 2000, and consequentially the Industrial Relations Act 1984, the Integrity Commission Act 2009 and the Audit Act 2008. The amendments formed part of a State Service Structural Reform Program, and supported the implementation of a number of the recommendations stemming from the O’Farrell Report March 2012, into a review of the governance arrangements within the Tasmanian State Service; that is the roles and responsibilities of the Employer, the State Service Commissioner, and the Tasmanian Industrial Commission.
The amendments to the State Service Act came into effect from 4 February 2013. These provided changes to governance and structural arrangements for the State Service. There was minimal impact and did not change entitlements. The major changes were:
The amendments did not alter any existing employee provisions.