Under the Public Administration (Review of Actions) Regulations 2015 (Vic), an employee may apply for an initial review within 7 days of being notified or becoming aware of the decision of the selection panel of a proposed appointment.
Employees may only apply for a review of a selection process if:
- they were applicants, and
- the recruitment process is not conducted in a fair or consistent manner (consistent with Section 8 of the Public Administration Act 2004, Employment Principles and Standards) on the basis of a 'significant deficiency' relating to the selection process.
Examples may include situations, for example, where:
- a panel member has a conflict of interest because of a personal relationship with an applicant, or
- the panel asks questions that are discriminatory or unrelated to the inherent requirements of the role.
For more information, see the Victorian Public Sector Commission’s grievance information.