The Merit Protection Commissioner is Ms Linda Waugh.

The Merit Protection Commissioner is a statutory office holder who conducts independent reviews of employment actions and merit-based decisions. View this slideshow for a quick overview of what this means in practice. The Commissioner has a wide range of statutory responsibilities including fee-for-service functions such as agency staff selection and inquiries into allegations of a breach of the Code of Conduct.

We update our database of case summaries regularly.

Please note:

Information on the handling of personal information by the Office of the Merit Protection Commissioner is provided in the MPC privacy policy.

Being part of a review may be stressful. Your mental health is important so please seek help if you are anxious, depressed or just need to talk. Options available include beyondblue (call 1300 22 4636), Lifeline (call 13 11 14) or your agency's designated EAP. Another available resource is the Ethics Advisory Service.

Join the previous Merit Protection Commissioner* as she takes a tour of the website.  A transcript of this tour is available.

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