The Commissioner for Public Sector Employment reports directly to the Treasurer and holds a statutory role under the Public Sector Act 2009. The Act outlines principles and guidelines to improve and uphold public sector performance. It is the Commissioner’s role to bring these to life across government.
About the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment
Appointed on 1 July 2014, Commissioner for Public Sector Employment Erma Ranieri works passionately towards creating a world-leading public sector that serves South Australians well, does what it says it will do, and to which every public servant is proud to belong.
With the role of the public sector being to serve and support South Australia to thrive, Erma leads sector-wide reform to modernise the public sector and continue to build on its value and service to the South Australian community.
Erma has worked for more than 30 years to help organisations optimise productivity and employee wellbeing. She was named a 2014 Telstra Business Woman of the Year as SA Winner of the Telstra Community and Government Award for her role in leading transformational change throughout the public sector.
With a key focus on diversity and gender equality in leadership as business imperatives for the public sector, Erma continues to challenge cultural and structural barriers to drive innovative, collaborative and connected services for the community.
A message from the Commissioner
“A strong and responsive public sector is vital to serve our State and community. That’s why I firmly believe in our vision to deliver a world-leading public sector that serves South Australians well, does what it says it will do, and to which every public servant is proud to belong.
At the Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment (OCPSE), we are proud to provide a central, integrated approach to public sector management.
We partner with agencies to embed the South Australian Code of Ethics and Public Sector Values, set professional standards, and strive to foster excellence in governance, leadership and performance.
I encourage you to embrace collaboration so we can keep challenging barriers and doing things differently to drive our performance, build our capability and deliver excellence.“