What are the benefits to an applicant?

The Office of the Merit Protection Commissioner undertakes the recruitment and selection process.

The Committee:

  • applies Commissioner's standards on good practice selection processes
  • understands and signs declarations of member impartiality
  • has APS recruitment expertise and credibility.

This means, the applicant can be confident:

  • about the process and outcome
  • that merit has been applied.

The Merit Protection Commissioner establishes the Committee. If the agency accepts the recommendations, there is no right to review of a promotion decision.

If the agency does not accept a recommendation or departs from it, any subsequent promotions are open to review.