Guidelines of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment provide guidance on the application of a number of public sector employment matters. They are not binding in nature.

The Commissioner is empowered under section 14(d) of the Act to issue guidelines relating to public sector employment matters.

This Guideline is intended as a basis to support public sector agencies in the design and implementation of effective induction systems.

Induction Guideline

This Guideline is intended as a basis to support public sector agencies in the design and implementation of effective employee exit feedback systems.

Employee Exit Feedback Guideline

This Guideline is intended as a basis to support public sector agencies in the design and implementation of effective performance management and development systems.

Performance Management and Development Guideline

This Guideline has been developed as part of the Volunteering Strategy for South Australia 2014-2020 to acknowledge and take a consistent approach to the management and support of volunteers across the public sector, and maximise the effective use of their skills and experience.

Volunteers Guideline

An online learning module, Implementing the Commissioner’s Guideline – Volunteers, has been developed to assist those who are responsible for public sector volunteer programs or who provide advice about managing volunteers. This module supports the Guideline of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment: Volunteers.

Online Module - 'Implementing the Commissioner's Guideline - Volunteers'

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This Guideline is intended to support employees who are suffering from or escaping domestic/ family violence, by supporting them to maintain their employment and wages while taking action to break the cycle of domestic/family violence.

Domestic and Family Violence Guideline

This Guideline is intended to outline good practice procedures and principles for recruitment. This Guideline has been written for application across the South Australian Public Sector, irrespective of employment arrangements.

Guideline of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment: Recruitment 
Attachment 1 - Pre-Employment Declaration

This Guideline is intended to inform and help employees and managers when dealing with grievances against reviewable employment decisions in the context of employment under Part 7 of the Public Sector Act 2009.

Review of Employment Decisions

This Guideline is primarily intended to help employees and agencies in the public sector decide what to do when offered gifts or benefits in the course of employment activities. This Guideline should also be considered by public sector employees when giving gifts to others.

Gifts and Benefits

This Guideline is intended to help agencies manage those employees who may be declared excess to the requirements of an agency (where the role assigned to them at their substantive classification/remuneration level is no longer required or they cannot perform the duties).

Please see here for detailed information regarding the management of excess employees.

Management of excess employees

This Guideline is intended to help employees understand their obligations to report that they have been charged with a criminal offence.

Extent of obligation on employees to report they have been charged with a criminal offence

This Guideline and the accompanying frequently asked questions document is intended to provide guidance to managers and employees when an employee is required to undergo a medical examination in accordance with section 56 of the Public Sector Act 2009.

Power to require medical examination 
Power to require medical examination - FAQs

This Guideline provides guidance for situations where members of parliament request information that is not publicly available from public servants, officers of statutory authorities and other public sector employees.

Where a Member of Parliament makes an enquiry that is not a request for a briefing on major policies or legislation and does not relate to confidential matters, the correspondence should be facilitated in a timely and professional manner, as per usual practice. That is, any information that would be provided to a member of the public should also be provided to Members of Parliament.

Requests by members of parliament for briefings