Steps 2, 5 and 7 what confidentiality and privacy requirements are a must for agencies?


Agencies must not guarantee confidentiality when gathering evidence for reviews conducted within the agency.

Information gathered in the primary review by the agency is made available to the Merit Protection Commissioner and review applicants if employees apply for secondary review by the Merit Protection Commissioner (Regulation 5.30).

Privacy issues

Review applicants and witnesses must be given information about the likely use and disclosure of personal information gathered in the course of review (Privacy Act 1988).

Information on the Merit Protection Commissioner's Privacy Policy is available.