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Merit Protection Commissioner's Annual Report 2021-22
On 28 October 2022 the Australian Public Service Merit Protection Commissioner's annual report for 2021-2022 was tabled in the Australian Parliament. The MPC report is published as part of the Australian Public Service Commissioner's annual report.
Webinars and workshops
Registrations are open for our free webinars being run throughout 2022 on the Review of Actions scheme!
Join us to find out more about who we are, what we do, and about public sector employees' review entitlements.
These introductory webinars are for APS and Parliamentary Service employees who are new to the public sector as well as for existing employees who want to learn more about the Review of Action scheme and the MPC.
We can also be engaged directly to work with agencies to deliver customised workshops on the Review of Actions scheme and best-practice public sector decision making.
A new video explainer
We have a new short video on reviews of performance management decisions and Code of Conduct decisions!
If you’re an APS or Parliamentary Service employee, and have been through a performance process that you think is wrong, unfair, or unreasonable, did you know you have the right to review performance management decisions that affect you by the Merit Protection Commissioner?
Dive into our site, and check out new content. We have case studies of recently reviewed cases, we have tip sheets to assist in best-practice decision making across the public service, and we have FAQs to assist employees and agencies.
Merit Matters The Mandarin Linda Waugh, Merit Protection Commissioner sat down with The Mandarin's Melissa Coade to discuss the importance of merit in the Australian Public Service. *News article behind paywall.
Workplace disputes: Five essential steps to conduct a fair merits review A useful and informative guide from the Merit Protection Commissioner on managing workplace disputes for HR practitioners and review officers.
New merit webinars to guide entitlements - PS News The Merit Protection Commissioner has launched a new website along with webinars and educational resources for the benefit of the APS and Parliamentary Service employees.
Under performance in the Public Sector is difficult and painful - The Mandarin Linda Waugh was interviewed by Verona Burgess from The Mandarin about her observations on managing under-performance in the APS, during her time as Merit Protection Commissioner. *News article behind paywall.
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