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Measuring our success

We aim to achieve the following objectives, monitoring progress towards them through indicators, in delivering our key initiatives (refer following page) that align with Government priorities. We have outlined the key challenges that may impact our ability to achieve these objectives.

The objectives and indicators align with DPC’s 2022–23 Departmental performance statement (DPS), which is in Budget Paper No. 3 Service Delivery. Refer to the DPS for more detailed performance measures and targets that are used to evaluate our performance.




Strong policy outcomes

Pursue policy and service delivery excellence and reform.

Lead the public sector response to significant state issues, policy challenges and projects.

Support the effective administration of government.

Growth in economic investment and jobs.

The development and effective use of technology supports productivity and competitiveness.

Advice contributes to the achievement of government policies and priorities relating to economic and social outcomes, emergency management, significant architectural projects, industrial relations and use of digital platforms for government service delivery.

Strengthening inter-agency communication, inter-jurisdictional cooperation and international engagement to deliver outcomes for Victorians.

Anticipating, and responding to changing environments and scenarios, including emergency responses to pandemics and natural disasters.

Managing resourcing, including supporting the effective transfer of knowledge and adapting to changing priorities with staffing.

Building the social services workforce that is needed to deliver the Victorian Government’s priority reforms.

Achieving overarching support for Digital Victoria projects across the VPS.

Ensuring that delivery of digital government services considers Victoria’s diverse population and accessibility needs.

First Peoples in Victoria are strong and self-determining

Improve outcomes and services for First Peoples through prioritising actions to enable self-determination, including advancing treaty, protecting and promoting cultural rights and responding to and engaging with the Yoorrook Justice Commission.

Address trauma and support healing; address racism established through colonisation.

Provide culturally-safe systems and services and transfer power and resources to communities.

First Peoples in Victoria have increased control over decisions that impact their lives.

Implementing nation-leading reform that has little precedent to follow.

Professional public administration

Foster and promote a highperforming public service.

Ensure effective whole of government performance and outcomes.

Protect the values of good governance, integrity and accountability to foster and maintain public trust in government.

Support for Cabinet, committee members and Executive Council are valued and inform decision making.

Agency compliance with government advertising and communication guidelines.

Victoria’s electoral system is supported by an accurate and secure electoral roll, electoral services and conduct of fair and impartial elections.

Provision of high-quality advice to support evidence-based decisions that drive the progress of Victoria socially and economically as assessed by feedback from key stakeholders.

Provision of high-quality legislative drafting and publication services.

Advice contributes to the achievement of government policies and priorities relating to records management, Victoria’s electoral system, executive and parliamentary remuneration and public sector governance.

Staff, systems and business practices need to respond rapidly to meet changing demands and expectations, including in relation to services and citizen engagement in government.

Dealing effectively with other levels of government.

Creating a more mobile and responsive workforce by bringing together people, processes and technology and facilitating the movement of staff to provide career opportunities and mobility options.

Strengthening the way that the VPS facilitates the movement of staff to provide career opportunities and mobility options.