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Employment Principles

The APS is a career-based service that:

  • makes fair employment decisions with a fair system of review; and
  • recognises that the usual basis for engagement is as an ongoing APS employee; and
  • makes decisions relating to engagement and promotion that are based on merit; and
  • requires effective performance from each employee; and
  • provides flexible, safe and rewarding workplaces where communication, consultation, cooperation and input from employees on matters that affect their workplaces are valued; and
  • provides workplaces that are free from discrimination, patronage and favouritism; and
  • recognises the diversity of the Australian community and fosters diversity in the workplace.

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