New South Wales Consolidated Regulations

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14 Increments

(1) The payment to any Public Service employee of an increment in accordance with any State industrial instrument or determination by the Industrial Relations Secretary under section 52 of the Act is, unless otherwise provided by the instrument or determination, to be made only with the prior approval of the agency head.
(2) The payment of an increment to a Public Service employee (including any decision by the agency head to accelerate the progression of an employee through the increment scale applying to the employee) is subject to:
(a) performance requirements under the agency's performance management system, and
(b) the satisfactory conduct of the employee as determined by the agency head.
(3) The agency's performance management system is to set out the criteria for the payment of an increment in relation to performance.
(4) Until such time as the agency head is satisfied that such criteria are set out in the agency's performance management system or until 1 July 2015 (whichever is the sooner), the payment of an increment to an employee is subject to the satisfactory performance of duties by, and the satisfactory conduct of, the employee as determined by the agency head.
(5) The payment of an increment may be deferred from time to time, but may not be deferred for more than 12 months at any one time.
(6) A Public Service employee must be promptly notified in writing by the agency head of any decision to defer payment of an increment. The notice must include the reasons for the decision.
(7) This clause does not apply to Public Service senior executives.

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