Indigenous employment affirmative measure

Last updated: 19 Oct 2016

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Australian Public Service Commissioner's Directions

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What changes are being made?

From 1 December 2016, agencies can identify any vacancy as open only to Indigenous applicants. This will include short term non-ongoing vacancies that are not required to be advertised in the Gazette.

Under the existing 2013 Directions, the Indigenous employment affirmative measure only applies to vacancies notified in the Public Service Gazette.

What do agencies need to do?

Agencies can take this opportunity to review recruitment practices to maximise identification of Indigenous employment opportunities.

This measure can be used in conjunction with the Disability Employment Affirmative Measure to employ Indigenous people with disability.

What transition arrangements need to be put in place?

Selection processes underway as at 1 December 2016 can continue until they are completed.

What is the legislative basis?

  • Section 26 of the Australian Public Service Commissioner's Directions 2016