Who conducts an inquiry?

The Merit Protection Commissioner appoints an inquiry officer to conduct a fair and impartial inquiry.

Inquiry officers have extensive experience in making administrative decisions and/or senior Public Service management experience.

Before the inquiry, the person alleged to have breached the Code of Conduct can raise concerns about the inquiry officer.

The Merit Protection Commissioner (or delegate) considers the evidence gathered in the inquiry and decides whether or not the employee (or former employee) has breached the Code of Conduct.