This checklist covers some of key issues and discussions you should consider when starting out as a new senior executive in the NSW government sector. It is a guide and should complement rather than replace any information you receive from your new agency.
As outlined in the checklist below, you should review the topics in Getting started before starting in your role as a new senior executive. You should return to Senior Executive Fundamentals after four weeks and continue to review the topics over the next 12 to 18 months, in whatever order is relevant to your individual priorities.
|Personal actions||Organisational actions||Resources|
Read your letter of offer.
Read, sign and return your contract of employment.
Review the topics in 'Getting started’ of Senior Executive Fundamentals.
|Obtain an organisational structure chart for your new agency.|
Review your employment conditions.
Meet with your direct supervisor to discuss your:
Meet with your direct reports to discuss:
Schedule a meeting with your broader team.
|Schedule a meeting with Director People and Culture (or equivalent) to discuss:
Complete any mandatory e-learning modules.
Locate the organisation's templates and style guides.
Identify the organisational records management system.
Schedule a meeting with Director Finance (or equivalent) to confirm:
Schedule a meeting with Director Legal Services or General Counsel to discuss any pertinent legislative or legal issues and the support these roles can offer.
Review the Public Service Commission’s Executive Connections calendar for the next government sector senior executive networking event.
Identify any informal networking opportunities.
|Schedule a meeting with Director Procurement (or equivalent) to discuss:
|Week 4||Return to Senior Executive Fundamentals and continue to review the content within, in whatever order is relevant to your work.||
Schedule an introductory meeting with your Departmental Liaison Officer - if relevant to your role - and discuss how to establish an effective relationship with the minister’s office.
Schedule introductory meetings with any remaining functional leaders you are likely to regularly interact with.