Work with Purpose | Episode #33 | 15 February


COVID-19 presents the perfect example of the modern, complex and rapidly evolving challenges facing the APS. The government is responding flexibly to demand on high priority, cross-cutting policy and delivery issues, with its ability to act efficiently and effectively hinging on principles of collaboration and mobility. This includes the emergence of various taskforces and the development of the Taskforce Toolkit and APS Mobility Framework to support the government through one of the most difficult times in our nation’s history.

This episode features experienced taskforce leaders Simon Duggan, Deputy Secretary at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and Patrick Hetherington, First Assistant Commissioner at the Australian Public Service Commission. It is co-hosted by Chevelle Grey, Assistant Director, Policy and Portfolio Strategy Branch at the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment and Teresa McMichael, Senior Adviser, Policy Projects and Taskforce Office at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. They discuss:

  • The shift towards taskforces and APS mobility.
  • Personal taskforce experiences and insights.
  • The Taskforce Toolkit and APS Mobility Framework.
  • APS Reform Agenda.

Taskforce Toolkit - Access the Taskforce Toolkit here.
Transcript - a full transcript of the podcast is available here.
Download - to listen offline or share within your organisation, an MP3 file of the podcast is available for download here.

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