First edition of Connecting Us – news from across the APS

First edition of Connecting Us – news from across the APS

APS initiatives Chief Operating Officers (COO) Committee
Friday, 17 April 2020

Chief Operating Officers (COO) Committee

Just weeks ago, most APS staff were working together in our offices or on-site. Thanks to a massive APS-wide effort, many are now working remotely or supporting Australians in call centres or other places at the forefront of our response to COVID-19.

The Chief Operating Officers Committee includes the COOs from all departments and major agencies. Established by the Secretaries Board, it first met in February with a remit to take on, for the first time, an enterprise-wide approach to APS operations and management. The Committee quickly focussed on managing whole-of-APS operations relating to COVID-19, including planning ahead beyond the immediate crisis. As we adapt to our changed working arrangements, the need for the APS to connect, collaborate and communicate is more important – and challenging – than ever.

Connecting Us is a newsletter sponsored by the COO Committee for all APS staff, sharing stories of your successes and highlighting useful resources.