The Merit Protection Commissioner is an independent statutory office holder providing employment services to the Australian Public Service and the Parliamentary Service. The current Commissioner is Ms Linda Waugh. The Commissioner is assisted in the performance of her statutory functions by staff of the Australian Public Service Commission.

We review employees’ concerns about matters affecting their employment such as recruitment, discipline (misconduct) and performance management. We also provide recruitment and inquiry services to agencies. We support integrity and good practice in employment decision-making.

We publish review case summaries which are updated regularly. 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 Employee Assistance Program.