Machinery of Government Changes

Implementing Machinery of Government Changes: A Good Practice Guide - January 2007

The Australian Public Service Commission has, in conjunction with the Department of Finance and the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, released a good practice guide on implementing machinery of government (MoG) changes.

This publication provides practical guidance to help agencies implement MoG changes. It relates primarily to moves between Australian Public Service (APS) agencies subject to the Public Service Act 1999 [External Site] and the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 [External Site], but may also provide useful guidance for moves into, or out of, the APS. It provides:

  • an overview of the MoG process;
  • principles and approaches for planning and implementing MoG changes;
  • guidance on financial management and people management; and
  • advice on managing physical relocations, records and taxation.

This publication replaces Finance Circular 2003/04, Guidelines for Implementation of Administrative Arrangement Orders and other Machinery of Government Changes and Financial Management Guidance No.5: Guidelines for Implementation of Administrative Arrangement Orders and other Machinery of Government Changes, September 2003.

Implementing Machinery of Government Changes: A Good Practice Guide can be accessed through the APSC website: http://www.apsc.gov.au/publications-and-media/current-publications/implementing-machinery-of-government-changes [External Site].

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