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Gender equality is tipped to boost the productivity and performance of the Australian Public Service (APS), following the launch of a gender equality strategy for Australian Government agencies.
The new strategy, Balancing the Future: The APS Gender Equality Strategy 2016-2019 was launched by Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service, at Parliament House on 28 April 2016. The strategy was launched alongside the Unlocking Potential review that identifies opportunities to improve the management of the APS workforce.
A key goal of the strategy is addressing gender inequality in APS leadership. Currently, women make up the majority of APS employees but are under-represented at senior levels of management.
Other areas of focus include encouraging Agencies to adopt a supportive and enabling culture, embed employment practices that support gender equality, and increase the take-up of flexible work arrangements by men and women, including at senior levels.
Libby Lyons, Director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency said: “It is encouraging to see that the Australian Public Service is focused on gender equality as part of its innovation agenda. Just like in the private sector, gender equality is a key enabler of a high performance workplace culture.”
For more details visit the APSC website.