GSG Competency Framework – pilot version

Please note this pilot version of the framework has been published for consultation. Please share your feedback with us.

All members of the Government Statistician Group should continue to use the existing competency framework.

Policy details

Metadata item Details
Publication date:10 December 2020
Author:The GSS People Committee
Approver:The GSS People Committee
Who this is for:Members of the Government Statistician Group
Type:Competency framework

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Competency framework review

These are pilot versions of the updated competency framework for members of the statistical profession across government.

Download the pilot competency framework by strand [ODT 707KB]

Download the pilot competency framework by grade [ODT 704KB]

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This was published in December 2020 for consultation, following the launch of the new statistics strategy, Statistics for the public good, 2020-2025. The framework has been refreshed to reflect the four main themes outlined in the statistics strategy (Radical, Ambitious, Inclusive, Sustainable).

Your feedback is important, wherever you are in your career, and however you use this competency framework. Please use the feedback box on the website, or email

The feedback will help improve this version when it will be launched in 2021.

This framework will be used in the 2021 financial year for use in recruitment, performance management and development discussions.

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