An independent selection advisory committee (ISAC) is an alternative to traditional internal recruitment approaches, which:
- is an independent 3-person committee established by the Merit Protection Commissioner on a fee-for-service basis (Public Service Regulations, Part 4)
- conducts APS merit-based staff selection
- assesses a candidate's suitability for APS 1–6 level vacancies.
An ISAC guarantees promotions are non-reviewable if the ISAC's recommendations are accepted.