What is a primary review and what is a secondary review?

A primary review is an initial review of an action or decision.

General employment matters, such as performance management and bullying and harassment complaints are usually first reviewed in an agency.

Your agency's review of these matters is called an agency primary review.

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of a primary review, you may apply to the Merit Protection Commissioner for review – a Merit Protection Commissioner secondary review.

The Merit Protection Commissioner also conducts primary review of:

Former employees can notify a complaint about their final entitlements direct to the Merit Protection Commissioner.

You have no right of further review of Merit Protection Commissioner primary or secondary reviews under the Public Service Act.