Are there timeframes?

Yes there are important timeframes.

It is essential to submit your application for review within the time limit set out in the Public Service Gazette (Regulation 5.9).

Usually you have 14 days from the date the promotion was notified in the Gazette to apply for review. This period may vary, for example during Christmas closedown.

Late applications cannot be accepted. There are no exceptions.

There is no capacity to extend the timeframe for an individual to apply for promotion review.

The Merit Protection Commissioner can extend the timeframe for 'a class of employees' if there is a general reason affecting their capacity to apply within the timeframe (Regulation 5.9 (1)(b)(i)(B)).