The Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment (OCPE) is a central agency within the Northern Territory Public Sector with sector-wide responsibility for providing an effective employment framework for the management and development of the NTPS workforce. Find out more
COVID-19 employment arrangements
The Commissioner for Public Employment has provided advice about NTPS employment arrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Together we can continue to provide essential services to the Northern Territory. Find out more about COVID-19 employment arrangements.
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, NTPS appeals and grievances, support and counselling.
What we are doing
Our unsung heroes: who are the behind the scenes heroes in the NT Public Service? See who is helping keep us safe.
COVID-19 physical distancing restrictions mean that traditional, face-to-face training options will not be available over the coming months. But that doesn’t mean you should stop your professional development and learning.
The Commissioner for Public Employment has updated the working from home agreement for public servants.
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.
If you are Aboriginal and want to apply for government work, you may be eligible for priority consideration in recruitment under a special measures plan.
The National Disability Services (NDS) held their annual NT Disability and Inclusion Awards gala on Saturday 2 November. Awards presented across a number of categories honoured businesses, organisations and individuals who make a positive impact in the disability sector.
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.
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, their ongoing culture.