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PUBLIC SERVICE REGULATIONS 1999 - REG 5.12

Statements by parties

             (1)  An applicant for review of a promotion decision, and the person promoted, must each give the Merit Protection Commissioner a statement in writing setting out his or her claim for promotion or engagement to the relevant employment.

          (1A)  An applicant for review of an engagement decision, and the person engaged, must each give the Merit Protection Commissioner a statement in writing setting out his or her claim for promotion or engagement to the relevant employment.

             (2)  The statement must be given within 14 days after the closing date for lodging applications for review of the decision.

             (3)  However if:

                     (a)  within that 14 days, the applicant, or the person promoted or engaged, asks the Merit Protection Commissioner for a longer period within which to give the statement; and

                     (b)  the Merit Protection Commissioner agrees to allow a longer period;

the statement must be given within the longer period allowed.

             (4)  If the statement is not given within the time required under subregulation (2) or (3), the PRC may consider and decide the application without the statement.

             (5)  Subject to paragraph 5.33(1)(a):

                     (a)  a person mentioned in subregulation (1) is not entitled to have access to a statement mentioned in subregulation (1) or (1A) that is given to the Merit Protection Commissioner by another person mentioned in subregulation (1) or (1A); and

                     (b)  a person mentioned in subregulation (1A) is not entitled to have access to a statement mentioned in subregulation (1) or (1A) that was given to the Merit Protection Commissioner by another person mentioned in subregulation (1) or (1A).



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