EP#48: Stepping towards a more inclusive APS

According to the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC), only 4% of the APS workforce identifies with having a disability. Why is this and what can be done to change this statistic to help make the APS a more enabling, collaborative and a more inclusive workplace for those with a disability?

In this weeks episode of Work with Purpose episode we are joined by Catherine Seaberg, Assistant Commissioner leading the inclusion group at the APSC and Cain Beckett, Assistant Secretary of Policy Projects and Taskforces at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet as they discuss improving employment outcomes for those with a disability in the APS.

Discussed in this episode:

  • Reflections on personal experience of working with a disability in the APS
  • Advocacy and the STEPtember initiative
  • What is being done to make the APS more inclusive
  • The APS Disability Employment Strategy