In this report
My statutory role as Merit Protection Commissioner is set out in the Public Service Act 1999 and the Public Service Regulations. I deliver review and fee-related services, principally to the Australian Public Service.
Letter of transmittal
MERIT PROTECTION COMMISSIONER
The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP
Canberra ACT 2600
Dear Prime Minister
I am pleased to present the Merit Protection Commissioner's report for the period 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016. Section 51 of the Public Service Act 1999 requires this report to be included in the Australian Public Service Commissioner's annual report.
This report is prepared in accordance with the guidelines approved on behalf of the parliament by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit as required by section 51(2) of the Public Service Act 1999.
In presenting you with the report on the activities of the Merit Protection Commissioner, I take this opportunity to express my thanks to the staff of the Australian Public Service Commission. Their assistance has been critical to another productive year.
Merit Protection Commissioner
29 September 2016