Find out about who we are, what we do, and how we meet our statutory obligations and responsibilities.
Who we are
The Merit Protection Commissioner is an independent statutory office holder established under the Public Service Act 1999 and the Parliamentary Service Act 1999 to perform a range of employment related functions
Our role is to support agencies, departments and employees meet their responsibilities under the legislation and Australian Public Service (APS) and Parliamentary Service Employment Principles.
What we do
We offer a fair, impartial and independent system of review to employees of the APS and Parliamentary Services on a range of actions, decisions and promotions. This Review of Actions scheme is an entitlement for employees employed under the Public Service Act and the Parliamentary Service Act.
We also offer services for employers to assist with their recruitment and selection processes and other employment related decisions.
We operate under the Public Service Act, the Parliamentary Service Act, regulations and directions. We have a table that sets out which statutory authority applies for each of our statutory functions.
The Merit Protection Commissioner is supported by staff who are employees of the Australian Public Service Commission. Our organisational structure reflects the functions of the office. We have offices in both Sydney and Canberra.