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Circular 2003/6 - Probation

Attached is a copy of the Australian Public Service Commission's latest booklet on Probation.

The booklet is part of a series of guides issued by the APS Commission following the passage of the Public Service Act 1999 (PS Act).

The booklet provides Agency Heads, and agency staff more generally, with advice on matters that should be considered in relation to engaging an employee on probation. It sets out the basic obligations which agencies must observe if a person is to be employed on probation, and around which appropriate agency-specific arrangements should be established.

The booklet is available on the APS Commission's Website.  Copies of the booklet are also available, free of charge, through Canprint on 02 6293 8383.

Enquiries about the information contained in this booklet should be directed to the APS Commission's Helpline on 02 6202 3859.

Peter Miller

16 September 2003