|An APS action means …||Comment|
|Things done or said, processes followed and/or decisions that have been made||Based on the Macquarie Dictionary.|
|A refusal or failure to act|
An action includes a refusal or failure to act (Section 33(7), Public Service Act).
Action by (Regulation 5.22):
Reviews are restricted to actions taken by an agency head or an APS employee (Regulation 5.22).
APS actions are actions by an agency head or an APS employee that concerns their employment relationship (Section 33(7), Public Service Act).
Direct actions by consultants, contractors and statutory office holders working alongside APS employees are not reviewable.
However, employees' concerns about the actions of consultants, contractors and statutory office holders may still be considered.