Dear Australian Public Service Commission,

In an article published in the Australian on 10 February 2022 entitled “Top judge warned of registrar overhaul”, the authors note that a registrar who was being considered for a Senior Executive Band 1 position was denied that position to avoid the Australian Public Service Commissioner’s representative vetoing a decision to promote the registrar to the Senior Executive Service.

Justice Greenwood is on the record stating that advice provided to him by his Principal Registrar that “the APSC has a veto on appointment is wrong.”

Pursuant to the FOI Act, I request access to any documents that show that it is lawful to re-evaluate the classification of a group of duties to be performed in an Agency in order to avoid the Australian Pubic Service Commissioner’s (or representative's) power to veto appointments stemming from a selection process, which Justice Greenwood suggests is a non-existent power.

Yours faithfully,

Ray B1

FOI, Australian Public Service Commission

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Dear Applicant

 

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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
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Regards

 

FOI OFFICER

Legal Services

 

Australian Public Service Commission

Level 4, B Block, Treasury Building, Parkes Place West, PARKES ACT 2600
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Dear Ms Strangio,

Thank you for confirming that the Australian Public Service Commission has no documents that show that it is lawful to re-evaluate the classification of a group of duties to be performed in an Agency in order to avoid the Australian Public Service Commissioner’s (or representative's) power to veto appointments stemming from a selection process.

Yours sincerely,

Ray B1

Australian Public Service Commission

 
 
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