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Frequently asked questions: Assigning duties

These frequently asked questions have been designed to assist agencies prepare for the commencement of the Australian Public Service Commissioner's Directions 2016.

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What are the new minimum requirements for selecting someone for higher duties?

After 1 December 2016 there will be no legislated requirements. Agency Heads need to appropriately manage the resources of the agency, in line with powers and responsibilities of the employer.

Regard should be had to guidance issued by the Commission and any provisions contained in agencies' enterprise agreements.

Last reviewed: 
17 May 2018