Review of promotion decisions
The fundamental principle underpinning recruitment and promotion decisions in the public sector is 'merit'. Merit is defined in our governing legislation and set out in the public sector Employment Principles.
The Merit Protection Commissioner provides APS and Parliamentary Service 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.
This video explainer is designed for any APS 1 – APS 6 employees interested in learning more about their review rights in relation to promotion decisions under the Review of actions scheme. The video explainer also provides practical tips on how to apply to the Merit Protection Commissioner for a review of a promotion decision.
Craft and User Level
This resource aligns with the Working in Government Craft at the Foundation level.
Integrity, Values, Recruitment and career pathways, Induction, Leading in the APS, Conflict resolution, Performance management, SES orientation.