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The Office of the Merit Protection Commissioner advises the agency of the committee's decision in writing.

The agency advises the parties of the promotion review committee's decision.


  • Agencies must implement the decisions of promotion review committees.
  • Promotion decisions made by the committee take effect four weeks after the agency is notified of the decision or another date as agreed between the relevant agency heads and the person promoted (Australian Public Service Commissioner's Directions 2016, section 36).