Determinations of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment are binding and cover a range of public sector employment matters.

Under Section 16(1) of the Public Sector Act 2009, the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment:

“…may issue determinations relating to (a) employment in the Public Service; and (b) public sector employment outside the Public Service that is declared by another Act or the regulations under this Act to be employment to which this section applies.”

This Determination covers employment matters such as merit, engagement, assignment of duties, and the transfer of non-executive employees. It also covers merit-based selection processes.

Merit Engagement, Assignment of Duties and Transfer of Non-Executive Employees

Attraction Retention Allowance Template

This Determination covers the income maintenance provisions that apply to excess employees.

Excess Employees - Income Maintenance

This Determination covers hours of work and overtime as well as the range of leave provisions available to public sector employees and the circumstances in which they can be accessed.

Determination 3.1 Employment Conditions Hours of Work Overtime and Leave

This Determination details the range of the allowances and reimbursements available to public sector employees, and the rates and circumstances in which they can be paid and reimbursed. Maps showing the location of the General Area Locality Line and the metropolitan Adelaide boundary are also available below, which should be read in conjunction with the relevant provisions of this Determination.

Determination 3.2 - Employment Conditions - Remuneration - Allowances and Reimbursements

General Area Locality Line Map


This Determination outlines the arrangements that apply to the recovery of salary overpayments.

Recovery of Overpayments

FAQ Recovery of Overpayments

This Determination and Guideline applies to agencies and employees who are covered by the:

  • South Australian Public Sector Enterprise Agreement: Salaried 2021
  • South Australian Public Sector Wages Parity Enterprise Agreement: Weekly Paid 2022

More information is available here.

Determination and Guideline 7 Changes to Workforce Composition and Management of Excess Employees – Redeployment, Retraining and Redundancy

The approved agreement is available online via the Department of Treasury and Finance and the South Australian Employment Tribunal.

This Determination is intended to help create a more flexible, diverse and inclusive South Australian Public Sector workforce, to generate productivity, increase workforce participation and improve workforce culture. It is also intended that this Determination will improve awareness and understanding of how to consistently implement flexible working arrangements in the South Australian Public Sector.

Determination 8: Working Flexibly

Information Sheet: Working Flexibly

This Determination and Guideline outlines the arrangements for managing employment relations.

Determination and Guideline - Employment Relations

Attachment 1 - Industrial Action Report Template