Australian Public Service Commissioner's power of veto over SES selection processes

The request was refused by Attorney-General's Department.

Dear Attorney-General's Department,

Under the FOI Act I request any documents held by the Attorney-General's Department which identify the powers of the public service commissioner or their representative to veto a senior executive service selection decision.

Yours faithfully,

Stork

FOI Requests, Attorney-General's Department

OFFICIAL

 

Dear applicant

I refer to your request to the Attorney-General's Department (the
department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) for access
to documents.

Your request is for:

Under the FOI Act I request any documents held by the Attorney-General's
Department which identify the powers of the public service commissioner or
their representative to veto a senior executive service selection
decision.

 

If you disagree with this interpretation of your request, please let me
know in writing as soon as possible.

 

The department received your request on 13 March 2022 and the 30 day
statutory period for processing your request commenced from the day after
that date. You should therefore expect a decision from us by 12 April
2022. However, the period of 30 days may be extended if the department
needs to consult third parties or for other reasons. We will advise you if
this happens.

 

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If you have any questions, please contact me by telephone on (02) 6141
6666 or by email to [2][AGD request email].

 

 

Joanna

 

Freedom of Information and Privacy | Strategy and Governance Branch

Attorney-General’s Department

T: 02 6141 6666 | E: [AGD request email]

 

 

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Dear Applicant

Freedom of Information Request FOI22/048

I refer to your request to the Attorney-General's Department (the
department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) for access
to documents. 

 

The purpose of this email is to provide you with a decision in response to
that request.

 

Please find attached your decision letter, including your review rights.

 

If you have any questions, please contact me by telephone on (02) 6141
6666 or by email to [1][AGD request email].

 

 

Joanna Baker

Assistant Director

Freedom of Information and Privacy | Strategy and Governance Branch

Attorney-General’s Department

T: 02 6141 6666 | E: [2][AGD request email]

 

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