Documents relating to the promotion of a "District Registrar" to the SES Band 1 classification after 12 June 2020

The request was refused by Australian Public Service Commission.

Dear Australian Public Service Commission,

In an FOI decision that B Henderson of the Federal Court made on 22 June 2022, the FOI Officer stated that after 12 June 2020, five people have been promoted to SES Band 1 positions in the Federal Court.

According to B Henderson, all five people were Executive Level employees prior to promotion and all five were ongoing, full time APS employees before their respective promotions to SES Band 1 positions.

The SES Band 1 positions that these 5 APS employees were promoted to were:

i) General Counsel;
ii) District Registrar;
iii) National Judicial Registrar;
iv) Chief Information Officer; and
v) Chief Information Officer.

B Henderson's decision can be seen here – https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/d...

Unlike the SES Band 1 General Counsel role that Scott Tredwell was promoted to (www.apsjobs.gov.au/s/outcome-details?Id=a062P000000NLl1QAG), I have not been able to find a vacancy notification for an SES Band 1 "District Registrar" role that fits the bill, or a promotion notice for a person who was promoted to the SES Band 1 "District Registrar" role.

According to an FOI decision made by Giorgina Strangio in the Australian Public Service Commission, "prior to 1 February 2019, certificates issued pursuant to paragraph 21(b) of the Australian Public Service Commissioner’s Directions 2016 were generally maintained by the recruiting entity and not provided to the Commission": see https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/c....

Presumably, certificates issued after 1 February 2019 are generally maintained by the APSC and because the timing of the SES recruitment process for the SES Band 1 "District Registrar" role postdates 1 February 2019, it is reasonable to assume that the certificate issued by the Australian Public Service Commissioner's representative has been maintained by the APSC.

Under the FOI Act I request:

a) any and all correspondence between staff in the Federal Court and the Australian Public Service Commission in relation to the selection process for the SES Band 1 “District Registrar” role that an APS employee was promoted to between 12 June 2020 and 22 June 2022;

b) to the extent that the Australian Public Service Commissioner personally participated in the selection process for the SES Band 1 “District Registrar” role, any correspondence:

i. sent to the Australian Public Service Commissioner or his staff by staff members in the Federal Court in relation to his participation in the selection process for the SES Band 1 “District Registrar” role that an APS employee was promoted to between 12 June 2020 and 22 June 2022; and/or
ii. sent by the Australian Public Service Commissioner or his staff to staff members in the Federal Court in relation to the Commissioner’s participation in the selection process for the SES Band 1 “District Registrar” role that an APS employee was promoted to between 12 June 2020 and 22 June 2022;

c) to the extent that the Australian Public Service Commissioner’s representative participated in the selection process for the SES Band 1 “District Registrar” role, any correspondence:

i. sent to the Australian Public Service Commissioner’s representative, or their support staff, by staff members in the Australian Public Service Commission in relation to the representative's participation in the selection process for the SES Band 1 “District Registrar” role that an APS employee was promoted to between 12 June 2020 and 22 June 2022; and/or
ii. sent by the Australian Public Service Commissioner’s representative, or their support staff, to staff members in the Australian Public Service Commission in relation to the representative's participation in the selection process for the SES Band 1 “District Registrar” role that an APS employee was promoted to between 12 June 2020 and 22 June 2022;

d) to the extent that the Australian Public Service Commissioner’s representative participated in the selection process for the SES Band 1 “District Registrar” role, the certification, which is in the custody of the Australian Public Service Commission, that the Australian Public Service Commissioner's representative issued following his or her participation in the selection process for the SES Band 1 National Judicial Registrar role in the between 12 June 2020 and 22 June 2022;

e) the document lodged, by a staff member in the Federal Court, with the Australian Public Service Commission (which maintains the apsjobs website and job advertisements in the Public Service Gazette) requesting that the vacancy notification for the SES Band 1 “District Registrar” role in the Federal Court that an APS employee was promoted to between 12 June 2020 and 22 June 2022 be published in the Public Service Gazette; and

f) the document lodged, by a staff member in the Federal Court, with the Australian Public Service Commission (which maintains the apsjobs website and job advertisements in the Public Service Gazette) requesting that the promotion notification for the SES Band 1 “District Registrar” role in the Federal Court that an APS employee was promoted to between 12 June 2020 and 22 June 2022 be published in the Public Service Gazette.

Please ensure that you address each of (a) - (f) discretely in your FOI decision letter so that the FOI decision is clearly articulated.

Documents can be sent to me by return email.

Yours faithfully,

Melania F

FOI, Australian Public Service Commission

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Dear Applicant,

 

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Dear Applicant,

 

A decision notice is attached.

 

Regards

 

FOI OFFICER

Legal Services

 

Australian Public Service Commission

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