About DPC

Our Vision

Recognised and respected leaders in whole-of-government policy and performance

We work for the people of Victoria by helping the government achieve its strategic objectives. We do this by supporting the Premier, Deputy Premier, Special Minister of State, the Ministers for Aboriginal Affairs, Equality, Multicultural Affairs, Prevention of Family Violence, Veterans and Women, as well as the Cabinet.

We lead the Victorian Public Service by:

  • Setting clear expectations
  • Driving the government's objectives
  • Providing unifying intelligence within the Victorian Government
  • Pursuing excellence in whole-of-government outcomes in delivery and reform

Our Objectives and Strategies

1. 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

2. Engaged Citizens

  • Support and promote full participation in strong and vibrant communities
  • Empower citizens to participate in policy-making and service design
  • Ensure a holistic approach to social policy and service delivery

3. Professional Public Administration

  • Foster and promote a high-performing public service
  • Ensure effective whole-of-government performance and outcomes
  • Protect the values of good public governance in support of public trust

4. High-Performing DPC

  • Empower our people and invest in our culture
  • Ensure efficient and effective processes and systems
  • Ensure good governance and risk management

Our capabilities

People capabilities:

  • Challenge ideas and communicate openly
  • Exercise political nous and sound judgment
  • Lead, coach and develop others
  • Commit to achieving high-quality outcomes
  • Collaborate an innovate to deliver results
  • Build effective relationships

Organisational capabilities:

  • Quality assure our services and advice
  • Attract, develop and retain diverse talent
  • Use resources effectively and efficiently
  • Implement smart systems (administrative and technological) that support excellence in delivery
  • Share knowledge and manage information effectively

Our Public Sector Values

  • Responsiveness
  • Integrity
  • Impartiality
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Leadership
  • Commitment to Human Rights

Last updated on Thursday, 06 August 2015