Employment Conditions

All employment in the ACT Public Service (ACTPS) is governed by the Public Sector Management Act 1994 and Management Standards 2006.

Enterprise Agreements (previously known as Collective Agreements, Enterprise Bargaining Agreements and Certified Agreements) are the primary source of employment conditions in the ACTPS. These conditions may include leave entitlements, rates of pay and pay related matters, allowances, dispute settlement arrangements, performance culture and recognition of work and life responsibilities.

All ACT Public Service Enterprise Agreements are located on this Jobs ACT website.

For more information on legislation and policies governing employment in the ACT Public Service, please go to:


Salary Packaging Manual

The Salary Packaging Policy sets out the salary packaging arrangements in the ACT Public Service. It is available from the Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate web site.

ACTPS Salary Packaging Manual (PDF 0.4MB) and Word format (Doc 0.3MB)


ACT Public Service Code of Conduct

The ACT Public Service (ACTPS) Code of Conduct was released in October 2012 and is based on four values, Respect, Integrity, Collaboration and Innovation. The ACTPS Employee Values and Signature Behaviours define who we are as an organisation.

The Code of Conduct is available from the Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate web site.