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PUBLIC SERVICE REGULATIONS 1999 - REG 5.24

Application for primary review

             (1)  An affected employee may apply in writing to the relevant Agency Head for primary review of a reviewable action.

             (2)  However, the application must be made to the Merit Protection Commissioner if the application is for review of:

                     (a)  a determination that the affected employee has breached the Code of Conduct; or

                     (b)  a sanction imposed for breach of the Code of Conduct.

             (3)  Also, the employee may apply in writing to the Merit Protection Commissioner for review of the action if:

                     (a)  the Agency Head was directly involved in the action; or

                     (b)  it is not appropriate, because of the seriousness or sensitivity of the action, for the Agency Head to deal with the application; or

                     (c)  the action is claimed to be victimisation or harassment of the employee for having made a previous application for review of action.

             (4)  The application must state briefly:

                     (a)  why the review is sought; and

                     (b)  if a particular outcome is sought--the outcome sought.

Examples of outcomes:

1      Reconsideration of the action.

2      Re-assignment of duties.



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