All current non-SES employees in both the Australian Public Service and the Parliamentary Service are eligible to apply.
A wide range of issues through the performance management lifecycle can be reviewed. This is from the development of the agreement through to a decision on rating.
Yes, there are important timeframes. You have 120 days to apply for review with your agency. If dissatisfied with the agency outcome, you have 60 days to apply to the Merit Protection Commissioner.
The Merit Protection Commissioner may consider a range of issues including the details of the policy, how it was applied in your case and the evidence available.
The Merit Protection Commissioner makes recommendations about how fair, reasonable and appropriate the process and assessment was.