The Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work and gather, and their continuing connection to land and waters. We pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We pay tribute to the diversity of First Nations peoples of Australia and their ongoing culture.
Aboriginal employment in the NTPS, Aboriginal employee network, Aboriginal employee forum.
Inclusion and diversity
Inclusion and diversity in the Northern Territory Public Sector, disability employment.
Employment conditions and appeals and grievances
NTPS conditions, agreements, pay, enterprise agreement negotiations, NTPS appeals and grievances, support and counselling.
What we are doing
On Monday 11 October 2021, the Commissioner for Public Employment launched the NTPS Mentally Healthy Workplace Framework at the start of National Mental Health Week.
The Recruitment process in the NTPS is designed to select the person who will perform best in the advertised vacancy not the person who performed best in the selection process.
Rank to grade. This guidance assists Defence and Veterans to compare rank to NT Government classifications and levels. It will also assist selection panel members in their assessment of serving and ex-serving applicants.
OCPE has produced a new Merit Selection eLearning package ideal for our regional and remote employees needing to refresh their skills in recruitment. Please allow approximately 60 minutes for completion of the course.
On Thursday 24 June the Commissioner for Public Employment launched the NTPS Aboriginal Employment and Career Development Strategy for 2021-2025 alongside the Minister for Public Employment, the Honorable Paul Kirby MLA and the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, the Honorable Selena Uibo MLA. We were delighted to have Aunty Bilawara Lee attend the launch and deliver the Welcome to Country.
23 June is the UN Public Service Day and the 2021 theme is Innovating the Future Public Service. We are celebrating this important day by launching the NTPS Workforce Strategy 2021-2026.
A new Commissioner’s guideline has been developed for the NTPS to ensure a more consistent approach to support persons, particular during meetings relating to potential discipline and inability proceedings.
If you work for government, there are a range of training and events you can register for.
See and hear about the Commissioner of Public Employment's priorities for developing the public sector workforce to deliver government services to the Territory community, now and in the future.
The Northern Territory Public Sector (NTPS) needs a workforce that reflects the community it serves. It has set a global target of working towards 16% Aboriginal employment sector wide and 10% participation in senior or executive roles by 2020.
Vicki Telfer, Commissioner for Public Employment
Welcome to the OCPE website. As the statutory employer for NT Public Sector employees, my office is a central agency within the NTPS, responsible for public sector workforce management and development, industrial relations, Aboriginal employment and career development and reviews of NTPS employee treatment. In addition to formulating strategic whole of sector employment policies for the NTPS and negotiating employment conditions, this office is responsible for administering the NT Public Holidays and Long Service Leave Acts, which apply across the Northern Territory and to the private sector.