Annual Report 1986/1987 Public Service Commissioner for the Northern Territory
Tabled Paper 390
Tabled Papers for 5th Assembly 1987 - 1990; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT
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12 GRIEVANCES AND PROMOTIONS APPEAL PROMOTIONS APPEAL BOARD The Promotions Appeal Board is prescribed by Section 37 of the Public Service Act. The Public Service Regulations make provision for the conduct of appeals against provisional promotions within the Public Service. A staff of three, headed by Mr Bill West, Chairman of the Promotions Appeal Board, administers grievance appeals in addition to promotion appeals. Statistical detail of cases which came before the Board in 1986/87 compared with those of the previous year are shown at Table 1. The figures include appeals heard in Alice Springs where Ms Eve Hughes chairs a Promotions Appeal Board. TABLE 1 : APPEALS AGAINST PROMOTIONS 1985/86 1986/87 TEMP PROV TOTAI, TEMP PROV TOTAL On hand Cases 2 13 15 7 26 33 Parties 5 66 71 20 132 152 Received Cases 60 124 184 38 70 108 Parties 137 401 538 85 210 295 Withdrawn/Lapsed Cases 19 29 48 9 12 21 Parties 95 39 134 18 44 62 Finalized Cases 36 82 118 32 72 104 Parties 83 264 347 71 202 273 Allowed 3 11 14 5 8 13 Percentage 8% 13% 12% 15.6% 11% 12.5% On hand Cases 7 26 33 4 12 16 Parties 20 132 152 16 96 112 Section 65 Appeals Section 65 of the Public Service Act provides an avenue fo: employees to appeal to the Public Service Commissioner if they believe they have grounds for complaint arising out of an official instruction or from any other cause. Eleven of the forty-six appeals handled during this financial year related to the interview and selection process. The Commissioner revised procedures for appeal under Section 65 of the Public Service Act, bringing into effect the following procedures:
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