Recruitment is about attracting and selecting the right person for the job.
Recruitment processes do not need to be complex. They need to support sound, evidence-based decision making.
In the Australian Public Service (APS), there is a legal requirement in the Public Service Act 1999 (the PS Act) that engagement and promotion decisions are based on merit. There are also additional responsibilities in relation to fairness and transparency to meet community expectations on the way the APS operates.
Please see attached for Recruitment Guidelines and Recruitment Legislation.
There are special conditions that apply when the vacancy is for a Senior Executive Service (SES) role.