Review of promotion decisions
Ongoing APS and Parliamentary service employees who have applied for a promotion may apply to the Merit Protection Commissioner to have certain promotion decisions reviewed.
What is a promotion review?
The fundamental principle underpinning recruitment and promotion decisions in the public sector is 'merit'. Merit is defined in the our governing legislation and set out in the public sector Employment Principles.
We offer employees a fair and independent merits review of certain promotion and engagement decisions. The purpose of reviewing promotion decisions is to ensure the person with the most merit has been promoted to the role.
You’ve been working hard and applied for a promotion, but were unsuccessful in getting the job.
Did you know, as an ongoing APS or Parliamentary Service employee, you have a right to have certain promotion decisions reviewed by the Merit Protection Commissioner?.
We can help if you applied for a role at a higher classification than your current role, from levels 1 to 6
The role was advertised in the APS Gazette with the location that you applied for,
And an ongoing public servant was promoted into that role.
We aren’t able to review internal acting opportunities, Expressions of Interests, roles filled by a fellow public servant at the same level as the advertised job, a non-ongoing employee, or someone outside of the APS or Parliamentary Service.
If you see a ‘promotion notice’ in the APS Gazette, and it was a job and location you applied for, you have 14 days to apply to us for a review.
Simply fill out an online form. Tell us a bit about you, which position you applied for, and who was promoted into the role.
We will review the decision and ensure the person with the most merit is promoted into that job.
Find out more on our website, or contact one of our team members.
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