Agency VA 3088
Office of the Public Service Commissioner
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Date Range: 1992 - 1998
 
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Establishment

The position of the Public Service Commissioner was established under Section 44 of the Public Sector Management Act 1992 (No.68 of 1992) replacing the Public Service Board (VA 886).

The specific duties of the Commissioner were set out in Section 45 of the Act. These can be summarised the following broad functions:

* determination of public sector employment policies, including the development, establishment and application of guidelines, procedures, a code of conduct for public servants and merit selection principles including the establishment of review and appeal mechanisms through the appointment of a Tribunal and grievance mediator

* advisory responsibilities regarding public sector employment issues including remuneration and personnel policy and practice, and

* responsibility for the establishment of selection committees and recruitment of Department Heads and prescribed officers identified in Section 17(1) of the Act.

The Commissioner must act independently in the performing these duties and is assisted by an Office under his/her control. The Office receives administrative support from the Department of Premier and Cabinet (VA 1039).

This is the second position titled Public Service Commissioner to be created. The Public Service Board had previously been constituted as the Public Service Commissioner between 1901 and 1940.


 
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1980 - cont General Correspondence Files, Annual Single Number System VPRS 8857 North Melbourne Part Open
1980 - cont File Registration and Movement Cards VPRS 8860 North Melbourne Closed
1985 - cont Trace System [Keyword Index to Correspondence Files : Computer Output] [Records Not Transferred] VPRS 8859 Other Not Applicable
By 1966 - 1997 Public Service Notices VPRS 5723 North Melbourne Open
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1992 - 1998 Public service VF 68
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1992 - 1998 Premier VRG 50