Guidance for departments and agencies regarding interim arrangements for APS recruitment processes
The purpose of these arrangements is to help meet the Government’s commitment to a reduction of 12,000 employees through natural attrition.
To meet this commitment and minimise redundancies, it will be necessary to control engagements very tightly. At the same time, we need to maintain viable front line services, particularly in regional locations, and preserve the skills required to meet the Government’s priorities.
Accordingly, the Government has agreed to a set of arrangements that make the redeployment of displaced employees, within agencies and across the APS, the first priority when filling vacancies.