The purpose of these guidelines is to provide decision-making principles and practical guidance that will help public authorities and bodies determine when the use of professional services is appropriate. Professional services describe the formal mission of a public service body or body to provide skills, expertise, knowledge or advice in the performance of work or services. These include professional services that can be defined as “advice” or “contractors” in accordance with the Financial Information Directorate 22H. Victorian Public Service (VPS) divisions determine the mix of employment agreements to best meet their business requirements. The involvement of contractors and consultants as well as ongoing staff gives departments the flexibility to immediately fill critical skills gaps. This guide is intended for managers who engage contractors and consultants to perform a public sector function. It explains different employment rules and why it is important that the code of conduct applies to all those who work in government. C Division uses a co-design approach to create a service delivery program with a number of partners. Program development is considered a universal and permanent public service, but co-design is an emerging capability within the VPS and is not widespread. E Division is in urgent need of legal advice due to a time limit set by the courts. The nature of this work does not relate to a universal and sustainable function of public service. This type of legal advice is not needed regularly and would not be effective to stay in the VPS.
That`s why E Division strives to engage professional services through the department`s standard authorization process. The Code provides that public sector employees engage in other activities, such as a second job or participation in other organizations (paid or voluntary work), only if the activity is not contrary to their role in the public sector. This restriction also applies to contractors who perform a public sector function where compliance with the Code is a contract term. In accordance with section 36A (3) of the Public Administration Act, 2004 (Vic), where a public body or public body for which directives have been issued acts or intends to work in a manner inconsistent with those directives, the director or head of the public body must provide the secretary with written reasons to that effect. Ministry of the Prime Minister and cabinet. YCW`s consulting contract is designed for public sector employers to engage a consultant regardless of the discipline that provides work-related services. Division D is not in a position to guarantee the capacity of the VPS to carry out the evaluation and therefore notes the need for external assistance. Since evaluation is a universal and permanent function of the public service and it is not possible to apply valid market conditions, Division D must obtain authorization from the Secretary to appoint a professional services firm to complete the evaluation. .