Public Law Sector of Employment Law
Government & Public Service Sector
The Government Sector Employment Act 2013 (NSW) (‘the GSE Act’) provides legislative framework for government employment in NSW. The GSE Act establishes two (2) main employment groups – the Government sector and within that the Public Service.
The government sector is defined under section 3(1) of the GSE Act as:
Not all acts of the GSE Act apply to government sector employees. This is because each sector has their own legislation which sets out their employment arrangements such as:
The Public service is made up of the following agencies:
Under the GSE Act, a Public Service employee means a person employed in ongoing, term, temporary, casual or other employment, in a Public Service agency. Persons employed may be for the following purposes:
Therefore, the kinds of employment include:
Further, under section 54 of the GSE Act, to be considered in the engagement process of employment, any of the following conditions must be met:
Termination of Employment
If the employment is not ongoing employment, an employee may be terminated at any time.