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Annual Report 1986/1987 Public Service Commissioner for the Northern Territory



Annual Report 1986/1987 Public Service Commissioner for the Northern Territory

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Tabled Paper 390


Tabled Papers for 5th Assembly 1987 - 1990; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT






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13 (i) Complaints by employees under Section 65(1) of the Public Service Act are directed by the Commissioner to the Chief Executive Officer or prescribed authority concerned; (ii) The Chief Executive Officer or prescribed authority shall obtain a report from the relevant work area in accordance with Section 65(3) of the Public Service Act, and (iii) The Chief Executive Officer or prescribed authority shall forward the report under Section 65(3) of the Public Service Act to the Commissioner for determination, only if the appeal cannot be satisfactorily resolved within the Department or prescribed authority. Table 2 outlines the number of Section 65 appeals for the past two financial years. TABLE 2: SECTION 65 APPEALS 1986-1987 YEAR 1985/86 1986/87 Carried over 19 17 Appeals lodged 27 54 Sub Total 46 71 Withdrawn/Lapsed 9 24 Allowed 4 9 Disallowed 16 22 On hand not finalized 17 16 TOTALS 46 71 Regulation 4 Reviews Regulation 4 Reviews are appeals against the annulment of probationary appointments. During 1986/87 two such appeals were lodged, one of which was upheld and one disallowed. Regulation 18 Reviews The Regulations make provision for reviews of decisions of the Commissioner on persons affected by Section 48 (excess employees) or Section 49 (retirement etc on grounds of inefficiency, incapacity, etc) of the Public Service Act. In the 1986/87 financial year, three such reviews were conducted, and the decision of the Commissioner was upheld on two. In one case the Commissioner reversed his decision on the recommendation of the Tribunal.

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