Moving between APS agencies or within your current agency can give you great experience and the chance to learn new skills. These ‘mobility’ opportunities can help agencies develop better programs, design services for the public and provide advice to government.
Despite the interest (40%) in temporary transfers to another agency, 2017 APS Employee Data showed few people have ever moved between agencies (2.7%) and most have only ever worked at one agency (72%).
In 2018, the APS looked at mobility barriers and options to make moving in the APS easier. This research provided information and clarity on how to remove barriers to make people more mobile.