Email, and attachments to email, from Matt Asquith to staffingpolicy@apsc.gov.au

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Dear Australian Public Service Commission,

I make this request for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth).

I request access to three documents.

Document 1 – email titled “SES Redeployment Register Checks”

On Friday, 16 February 2018, Matt Asquith, Recruitment Advisor in the Federal Court of Australia, sent an unclassified email to Australian Public Service Commission’s “Staffing Policy” mailbox – staffingpolicy[at symbol]apsc.gov.au. The title of the email is “SES Redeployment Register Checks”. The email reads:

“Good afternoon,

Please find attached 2 forms and 2 positions (sic) descriptions to undertake your SES redeployment register check.

Regards

Matt Asquith | Recruitment Advisor, Human Resources
Corporate Services | Federal Court of Australian
Level 1, 43 Burelli Street, Wollongong NSW 2500 …”

Under the FOI Act, I request access to this email.

Document 2 – SES Vacancy form for the SES Band 1 National Judicial Registrar vacancy

There is a reference to “2 forms” in Matt Asquith’s email “SES Redeployment Register Checks”.

One of those “forms” commences accordingly:

“Appendix C – SES Vacancy form

SES Redeployment Register

The SES Redeployment Register facilitates the movement of SES employees identified as displaced, or potentially displaced, and who have expressed interest in continuing to work in the APS.

Where an agency seeks to check the SES redeployment register for suitable candidates to fill a vacancy, they should refer the vacancy to the APSC by emailing a completed SES Vacancy form and, where possible, a duty statement for the vacancy to staffingpolicy[at symbol]apsc.gov.au.

The APSC will assess the requirements of the vacancy against the skills and experience of any displaced employees who have been referred to the SES redeployment register, and forward details of any potentially suitable employees to the agency undertaking the recruitment action.

The management of the register is treated confidentially and affected SES or agencies with an SES vacancy, may contact the APSC at staffingpolicy[at symbol]apsc.gov.au. More detailed information regarding mobility can be found in the SES selection, mobility and separation guidelines on the APSC website.”

The words set out above are then followed by a table of information.

“Federal Court of Australia” has been recorded next to the category “Department/Agency”.

“SES Band 1” has been checked next to the category “Classification”.

“National Judicial Registrar” has been recorded next to the category “Local role title”.

“16 February 2018” has been recorded next to the category “Date vacancy assessed against APS SES work level standards”. I note that FOI decision makers in the Federal Court have consistently confirmed that classification evaluation documents for the “SES Band 1 National Judicial Registrar” role does not exist - see, for example:

a) https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/p...
b) https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/c...
c) https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/u...
d) https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/r...
e) https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/m...
f) https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/m....

In the “Experience/expertise” table of the form, the following categories have been checked:

a) “Policy/Research”
b) “Line management/operational”
c) “Compliance/Regulation”
d) “Service delivery”.

In the “Experience/expertise” table of the form, the following categories have been left unchecked:

a) “Corporate/Human resources”
b) “Project management”
c) “Accounting/Finance”
d) “ICT/Knowledge Management”
e) “Other”.

Under the subheading “Agency contact details”, the following details have been recorded.

“Matt Asquith” is recorded next to the category “Name”.
“Recruitment Advisor” is recorded next to the category “Position title”.
“02 4253 6230” is recorded next to the category “Telephone”.

Under the FOI Act, I request access to the SES Vacancy form for the SES Band 1 National Judicial Registrar vacancy.

Document 3 - SES Vacancy form for the SES Band 2 Senior National Judicial Registrar vacancy

There is a reference to “2 forms” in Matt Asquith’s email “SES Redeployment Register Checks”.

One of those “forms” commences accordingly:

“Appendix C – SES Vacancy form

SES Redeployment Register

The SES Redeployment Register facilitates the movement of SES employees identified as displaced, or potentially displaced, and who have expressed interest in continuing to work in the APS.

Where an agency seeks to check the SES redeployment register for suitable candidates to fill a vacancy, they should refer the vacancy to the APSC by emailing a completed SES Vacancy form and, where possible, a duty statement for the vacancy to staffingpolicy[at symbol]apsc.gov.au.

The APSC will assess the requirements of the vacancy against the skills and experience of any displaced employees who have been referred to the SES redeployment register, and forward details of any potentially suitable employees to the agency undertaking the recruitment action.

The management of the register is treated confidentially and affected SES or agencies with an SES vacancy, may contact the APSC at staffingpolicy[at symbol]apsc.gov.au. More detailed information regarding mobility can be found in the SES selection, mobility and separation guidelines on the APSC website.”

The words set out above are then followed by a table of information.

“Federal Court of Australia” has been recorded next to the category “Department/Agency”.

“SES Band 2” has been checked next to the category “Classification”.

“Senior National Judicial Registrar” has been recorded next to the category “Local role title”.

“16 February 2018” has been recorded next to the category “Date vacancy assessed against APS SES work level standards”.

In the “Experience/expertise” table of the form, the following categories have been checked:

a) “Policy/Research”
b) “Line management/operational”
c) “Compliance/Regulation”
d) “Service delivery”.

In the “Experience/expertise” table of the form, the following categories have been left unchecked:

a) “Corporate/Human resources”
b) “Project management”
c) “Accounting/Finance”
d) “ICT/Knowledge Management”
e) “Other”.

Under the subheading “Agency contact details”, the following details have been recorded.

“Matt Asquith” is recorded next to the category “Name”.
“Recruitment Advisor” is recorded next to the category “Position title”.
“02 4253 6230” is recorded next to the category “Telephone”.

Under the FOI Act, I request access to the SES Vacancy form for the SES Band 2 Senior National Judicial Registrar vacancy.

Yours faithfully,

raphael

FOI, Australian Public Service Commission

OFFICIAL
Dear Raphael,

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 for access to documents held by the Commission.

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.

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 3720  w: www.apsc.gov.au        
                           

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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Dear Australian Public Service Commission,

I made an FOI request on 5 November 2022 for three documents.

A decision in respect of those documents was due yesterday. Having failed to provide a decision on time, a refusal decision is deemed to have been made personally by Mr Woolcott, the principal officer of the APSC, under the FOI Act.

I intend to apply for IC review of that deemed refusal decision but before I do, I would like to give relevant officials in the APSC a chance to produce the requested documents and any reasons for failing to respond to the FOI request in accordance with the law.

Yours sincerely,

raphael

FOI, Australian Public Service Commission

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OFFICIAL
Dear Applicant

A decision notice is attached.

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 3720  w: www.apsc.gov.au        
                           

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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