Agency head or secretary involvement

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Information for reviews involving an agency head or secretary

Who is eligible to apply for reviews involving an agency head or secretary?

All current non-SES employees in both the Australian Public Service and the Parliamentary Service are eligible to apply.

What will the Merit Protection Commissioner consider before accepting a direct application for review of a general employment matter?

Most reviews are first reviewed in your agency. Before accepting a direct application, the Merit Protection Commissioner considers the extent of the personal involvement of the agency head or secretary, the seriousness or sensitivity of the matter and/or if the matter is as a result of having a made a previous application for review.

Are there timeframes?

You have 60 days to make an application to the Merit Protection Commissioner.

I want more information on this type of review?

More information on a Merit Protection Commissioner primary review is available.