How are reviews part of the integrity framework?

Reviews support the integrity of the APS and the future capability and capacity of our Public Service.

The integrity of the APS is enhanced as decision-makers are accountable for decisions and receive feedback from their agency or the Merit Protection Commissioner on review outcomes.Reviews also help to minimise risks of nepotism, cronyism and poor behaviour which can create integrity risks.

Reviews are staff-initiated and target specific workplace issues and concerns on every-day activities of the public service. All reviews addressdifferences in perceptions of fairness or merit and any shortcomings in the original decision. Reviews, when complemented by formal audits and inquiries, can provide insight into ethical behaviour in agencies and the APS.