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Review of the Public Safety Business Agency

The Public Service Commission (PSC) is leading a process for the Public Safety Business Agency review. Information relating to this process will be presented on the timeline below as it becomes available.

  • 17 February 2016

    PSBA Review update: final report released

    The final report of the Review of the Public Safety Business Agency (PSBA) was tabled in Parliament on 17 February 2016.

    The Public Service Commission conducted the review from May to November 2015. It considered the scope, function and structure of the PSBA to ensure it effectively supports public safety service delivery to the community.

     

    Robert Setter
    Commission Chief Executive (Acting)

  • 19 October 2015

    PSBA Review update: Report drafted

    A draft report has been developed for discussion with the steering committee with feedback to be provided to the review team. The draft report draws heavily on the considerable input from employees, unions, stakeholders and senior management of the Public Safety Business Agency, Queensland Police Service and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and seeks to address the key issue of ensuring that our public safety agencies receive the necessary corporate support.

    Feedback from the steering committee will be finalised over the coming week, with a final report on track to be provided to the Minister for Police, Fire, and Emergency Services and Minister for Corrective Services in late November.

     

    Robert Setter
    Commission Chief Executive (Acting)

  • 31 August 2015

    PSBA Review update: Themes identified

    Through the statewide engagement process undertaken by the review team, employees and other stakeholders have shared their views on the challenges facing the PSBA and the current portfolio model.

    The review team has identified that a lack of clarity, particularly around the purpose and function of the PSBA could describe the cause of most of these concerns.

    This general theme has been augmented by issues around:

      • portfolio governance
      • communication and change management
      • commitment to the model
      • culture and identity.

    The next steps include working with these themes, along with stakeholders’ insights, to develop alternative organisational structure and operating model options.

    These options, along with change management and implementation plans, will form the basis of the report due to the Minister in November 2015.

     

    Robert Setter
    Commission Chief Executive (Acting)

  • 3 August 2015

    PSBA Review update: Employee consultation phase concludes

    Over the past month, the review team has met with approximately 600 employees from QFES, QPS and the PSBA, conducting 40 workshops around the state. More than 50 individual submissions have also been received to inform the review.

    From this engagement, the review team has heard about the challenges facing public safety staff, particularly those in regional Queensland, and staff suggestions about how the system can be improved to enhance service delivery. Discussions have considered the different services provided to QFES and QPS from the PSBA, the models of delivery, and ways in which support has or hasn’t improved since the creation of the PSBA.

    A number of employees have taken the time to contribute to the review via the submission process. Though staff submissions have now closed, employees are still able to provide any additional input into the review through their relevant union.

    The next phase of the review will aim to bring together the themes from employee engagement, delving into more detailed consultation where necessary. This includes further engagement with executive teams in each of the three agencies to discuss how these issues may be addressed through the review process, and by individual agencies.

    Targeted engagement with other key stakeholders with an interest in the review process will also continue. All of this information – as well as other research findings and inputs – will provide the evidence base upon which the report and its recommendations will be founded.

    The review is on track to be completed by November 2015.

     

    Robert Setter
    Commission Chief Executive (Acting)

  • 20 July 2015

    PSBA Review update: Regional staff have their say

    Over the past fortnight, the review team has travelled around the state to meet with staff from the Queensland Police Service, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and the PSBA.

    The purpose of the engagement is to discuss the way the PSBA model is working on the ground, what is working well, and where there may be opportunities for improvement.

    Workshops have been held in Mt Isa, Townsville, Toowoomba, Maryborough, and in Brisbane North and South regions. In the coming weeks, regional engagement will conclude with a visit to Roma.

    These workshops, as well as engagements with other stakeholders and unions, provide vital input into the review process, and ensure the real issues affecting staff are being identified.

    The team has heard a range of views, and has gained insights into the unique challenges faced by different regions of Queensland.

    All staff can still have their say in the review process. Confidential submissions continue to be accepted in any format until 5 pm Friday 31 July 2015.

    Email to: reviewpsba@psc.qld.gov.au
    Post to: PSBA Review
    Public Service Commission
    PO Box 15190,
    City East, Brisbane QLD 4002

    The contribution of a submission to the review is entirely voluntary. The purpose of collection of information is to develop themes to inform the review of the PSBA. Information that identifies you will not be provided to a third party unless authorised or required by law.

     

    Robert Setter
    Commission Chief Executive (Acting)

  • 6 July 2015

    PSBA Review update: Stakeholder consultation well underway

    Consultation with stakeholders is now well underway with the review team facilitating regional workshops in Rockhampton and Cairns.

    Over the coming weeks, portfolio staff from all regions will have the opportunity to contribute to the review through workshop attendance or confidential submission. Email submissions will be accepted in any format until 5 pm Friday 31 July 2015 to reviewpsba@psc.qld.gov.au.

    Themes emerging from these workshops and submissions will be subject to peer review with the respective executive management teams during the final weeks of consultation.

    The review team, led by Peter McKay, is a mix of PSC staff and public safety agency representatives. This team is supported by a Senior Officers Group consisting of:

    • Assistant Commissioner Bob Gee, Queensland Police Service
    • Assistant Commissioner Neil Gallant, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
    • Bruce Moy, General Manager, Strategy, Public Safety Business Agency
    • Kurt Marsden, Executive Director Workforce Strategy, Public Service Commission
    • Kyla Hayden, Director Social Policy, Department of the Premier and Cabinet

    It is expected that the consultation phase will be finalised by the end of August.

     

    Robert Setter
    Commission Chief Executive (Acting)

  • 18 June 2015

    Initiation of review of the Public Safety Business Agency

    The Government is conducting an official review into the Public Safety Business Agency (PSBA) as part of their 2015 election commitments. This features in the Ministerial Charter letter (PDF, 1.41 MB) for the Minister for Police, Fire, and Emergency Services and Minister for Corrective Services.

    About the review

    The purpose of the review is to consider the scope, function and structure of the PSBA to ensure it is effectively supporting public safety service delivery.

    The Minister has emphasised this is not an efficiency review and will not result in workforce cuts. The review team will be working closely and engaging regularly with employees and unions through an extensive consultation process.

    A final report is to be provided to the Minister within six months.

    Review the Terms of Reference (PDF, 485 KB).

    Peter McKay, Deputy Commissioner, Public Service Commission, will lead the review.

    Making a contribution to the review

    Stakeholders will be offered multiple opportunities to provide input throughout the extensive engagement and consultation process. All employees of the public safety portfolio and employee organisations are invited to make a submission to the review, and share views about strengths and weaknesses of the current PSBA model.

    Confidential submissions will be accepted up to 5 pm Friday 31 July 2015.

    Email:reviewpsba@psc.qld.gov.au
    Post:PSBA Review
    Public Service Commission
    PO Box 15190,
    City East, Brisbane QLD 4002

    The contribution of a submission to the review is entirely voluntary. The purpose of collection of information is to develop themes to inform the review of the PSBA. Information that identifies you will not be provided to a third party unless authorised or required by law.

     

    Robert Setter
    Commission Chief Executive (Acting)

Last updated:
12 May, 2016
Last reviewed:
16 February, 2016

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