On 1 July 2008, under the "Public Service Act 2008", the "Public Service Act 1996" was repealed, the Office of the Public Service Commissioner was abolished and replaced by the Public Service Commission.
The Commission has overall responsibility for the performance of the public service, can conduct reviews, and with other agencies consider the remuneration and conditions of employment of public servants.
Under Departmental Arrangements Notice (No. 1) 2012, that part of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General known as Public Sector Industrial and Employee Relations (PSIER) was transferred to the Public Service Commission.
On 16 February 2015, under the Administrative Arrangements Order (No. 1) 2015, this agency continued to operate under the same name and previous responsibilities, with the addition of 'Overall Public Sector Management and Employment Conditions', which was transferred from the Premier's Department.
Under the Act, the Commission consists of a person appointed by the Governor in Council as the chairperson and at least 3 other persons, a chief executive, and the chief executive of the departments responsible for the administration of the "Industrial Relations Act 1999", "Parliament of Queensland Act 2001, and Statutory Bodies Financial Arrangements Act 1982".