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Norfolk Island Public Service Commissioner

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.

What is the term of the appointment?

The Norfolk Island Public Service Act 2014 provided for the appointment of a Public Service Commissioner.

Ms Godwin was appointed as Acting Norfolk Island Public Service Commissioner by the Norfolk Island Administrator in December 2015. 

The appointment ended on 30 June 2016.