The review adviser is not the decision-maker. The delegate is the final decision-maker.
All parties are expected to act in accordance with the APS Values and Code of Conduct, and be prepared, timely and available.
To apply for a review by your agency, contact your agency HR area or check your intranet.
In an agency review, your agency conducts a review using their policies, they advise you of the outcome and your right of review to the Merit Protection Commissioner. There are few constraints on the way an agency conducts the review.
The general employment review application form for secondary review by the Merit Protection Commissioner is available. This application MUST be submitted in writing to your agency.
We can recommend the agency upholds, varies or sets aside the original agency's decision(s). It is unusual for an agency to not act on recommendations from the Merit Protection Commissioner.
If you are not satisfied with the outcome, there is no further right of review under the Public Service Act.
No you don't need a lawyer and you don't have to pay. The Public Service Act is clear on the requirements for these types of review.