In addition to her role as the Australian Public Service (APS) Merit Protection Commissioner, Ms Godwin, has also held the role of the Norfolk Island Public Service Commissioner. The two roles are similar.
The Norfolk Island Public Service Commissioner's functions included conducting:
- reviews of grievances relating to termination of a probationary appointment and certain employment decisions
- appeals about decisions relating to a transfer, a reduction in classification or termination of employment resulting from inability/performance issues or disciplinary action
- appeals about certain recruitment decisions.