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Senior Executive Fundamentals

Public sector structure

As a senior executive you need to understand the structure of the public sector as you will collaborate with other agencies on a regular basis.

The Government Sector Employment Act 2013 (GSE Act) establishes two main employment groups: the government sector, and the Public Service within it.

The GSE Act applies to the Public Service, but only parts of it apply to the other services within the government sector. Some agencies are not part of the government sector, and the GSE Act does not apply to them.

The NSW government sector

The GSE Act defines the government sector as comprising: