Recruitment, including independent selection advisory committees (ISAC)
Important steps in establishing an ISAC
A successful ISAC is based on partnering and preparation.
ISACs are especially useful for small agencies and specialised roles with small pools of candidates or, large bulk rounds across multiple locations and skillsets.
Example: an approach used in a bulk round selection exercise with an APS agency.
Outcomes include high quality staff AND a cost-effective approach that supports the professionalism of the agency.
Costs are determined on a direct cost-recovered basis. No procurement arrangement is necessary to access these services.
Other questions and where can I get more information
An ISAC must follow the Merit Protection Commissioner's instructions.
The Business manager is available to tailor an ISAC to your recruitment requirements.
Tel: 02 8239 5317
What is an ISAC and how do they work?
An ISAC is an independent selection advisory committee, it is an alternative to traditional APS recruitment.
ISACs support business outcomes and good workplace relations.
The applicant can be confident that merit has been impartially and appropriately applied.
There a three members, two are approved by the Merit Protection Commissioner and one is nominated by the agency.
Members receive special training and sign declarations of impartiality.
An ISAC establishes and conducts an impartial assessment of the relative skills and abilities of all candidates.
The recommendations of an ISAC are not binding on the agency.