Dear Australian Public Service Commission,

This is a request for documents.

You are welcome to provide access to the requested documents via an administrative release. Otherwise, this is a request for documents under the FOI Act.

In an article in the Australian (Federal Court boss warned on job rule sidestep), it was noted that appointments to the National Judicial Registrar positions in the Federal Court were proper because “the recruitment processes which resulted in the appointment of eight registrars because there had been ‘a role review process that had resulted in certain positions being found suitable for either a Legal 2 or (SES1) position, depending on the relative complexity and workload.’”

According to the Australian Public Service Classification Guide (page 30):

An agency with new or revised broadbanding proposals are (sic) required under the bargaining framework for APS enterprise agreements to consult with the Australian Public Service Commission (the Commission) to ensure that the proposals:

i) meet the APS Values and Employment Principles - relating to merit, community access to employment opportunities and leadership
ii) meet the APS legislative requirements - such as the Classification Rules
iii) are consistent with the bargaining framework for APS enterprise agreements. This includes that salary advancement for individuals within classifications and broadbands is subject to at least satisfactory performance.

I would like all documents recording the consultations had between staff in the Federal Court and the APSC in relation to new or revised broadbanding proposals for the National Judicial Registrar roles at "either a Legal 2 or (SES1) position, depending on the relative complexity and workload."

Documents may be provided in digital format by return email.

Yours faithfully,

L Marsten

FOI, Australian Public Service Commission

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OFFICIAL

Dear Applicant

 

The Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) is writing to acknowledge
receipt of your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI
Act).

 

The timeframe for responding to your request is 30 days from the date of
receipt. This timeframe may be extended in certain circumstances. You will
be notified if these circumstances arise and the timeframe is extended.

 

Regards

 

FOI OFFICER

Legal Services

 

Australian Public Service Commission

Level 4, B Block, Treasury Building, Parkes Place West, PARKES ACT 2600
GPO Box 3176 CANBERRA ACT 2601

 

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Dear Applicant

 

A decision notice is enclosed.

 

Regards

 

FOI OFFICER

Legal Services

 

Australian Public Service Commission

Level 4, B Block, Treasury Building, Parkes Place West, PARKES ACT 2600
GPO Box 3176 CANBERRA ACT 2601

 

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From: FOI <[email address]>
Sent: Tuesday, 15 February 2022 5:16 PM
To: L Marsten <[FOI #8410 email]>
Cc: FOI <[email address]>
Subject: RE: Acknowledgment SHC22-1387 [SEC=OFFICIAL]

 

OFFICIAL

Dear Applicant

 

The Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) is writing to acknowledge
receipt of your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI
Act).

 

The timeframe for responding to your request is 30 days from the date of
receipt. This timeframe may be extended in certain circumstances. You will
be notified if these circumstances arise and the timeframe is extended.

 

Regards

 

FOI OFFICER

Legal Services

 

Australian Public Service Commission

Level 4, B Block, Treasury Building, Parkes Place West, PARKES ACT 2600
GPO Box 3176 CANBERRA ACT 2601

 

t: 02 6202 3500  w: [5]www.apsc.gov.au        

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delete it (including any copies) and notify the sender. Please consult
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Dear Australian Public Service Commission,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Australian Public Service Commission's handling of my FOI request 'Consultations between Federal Court and APSC'.

Marco Spaccavento claims that there are no documents that evidence the consultations had between staff in the Federal Court and the APSC in relation to new or revised broadbanding proposals for the National Judicial Registrar roles at "either a Legal 2 or (SES1) position, depending on the relative complexity and workload. How could that be? An agency with new or revised broadbanding proposals is required under the bargaining framework for APS enterprise agreements to consult with the Australian Public Service Commission (the Commission) to ensure that the proposals:

i) meet the APS Values and Employment Principles - relating to merit, community access to employment opportunities and leadership
ii) meet the APS legislative requirements - such as the Classification Rules
iii) are consistent with the bargaining framework for APS enterprise agreements. This includes that salary advancement for individuals within classifications and broadbands is subject to at least satisfactory performance.

Is Marco suggesting that the APSC did not keep the relevant document or is he suggesting that the Federal Court plays by its own rules.

Maybe Marco didn't look hard enough.

I'll give you another chance to have a look through an internal review process.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

L Marsten

FOI, Australian Public Service Commission

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OFFICIAL

Dear Applicant,

 

The Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) is writing to acknowledge
receipt of your request for internal review under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).

The timeframe for responding to your internal review request is 30 days
from the date of receipt. This timeframe for internal review may be
extended in very limited circumstances. You will be notified if these
circumstances arise and the timeframe is extended.

 

Regards,

 

FOI OFFICER

Legal Services

 

Australian Public Service Commission

Level 4, B Block, Treasury Building, Parkes Place West, PARKES ACT 2600
GPO Box 3176 CANBERRA ACT 2601

 

t: 02 6202 3500  w: [1]www.apsc.gov.au        

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been sent in error. If you have received this email in error, please
delete it (including any copies) and notify the sender. Please consult
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Dear Applicant,

 

Please find attached a decision notice for your internal review request.

 

Kind Regards,

 

FOI OFFICER

Legal Services

 

Australian Public Service Commission

Level 4, B Block, Treasury Building, Parkes Place West, PARKES ACT 2600
GPO Box 3176 CANBERRA ACT 2601

 

t: 02 6202 3500  w: [1]www.apsc.gov.au        

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This email and any attachments may contain confidential or legally
privileged information, and neither are waived or lost if the email has
been sent in error. If you have received this email in error, please
delete it (including any copies) and notify the sender. Please consult
with APSC Legal Services before using disclosing any part of this email or
attachments to a third party.

 

 

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