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Public Service Bill 1997 [No. 2]

1996-97-98

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Service Bill 1997

 

No.      , 1998

 

(Prime Minister)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to provide for the establishment and management of the Australian Public Service, and for other purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                               

1............ Short title............................................................................................

2............ Commencement..................................................................................

3............ Objects of this Act.............................................................................

4............ This Act binds the Crown..................................................................

5............ This Act extends to things outside Australia.....................................

6............ Engagement of employees in Department or Executive Agency........

Part 2—Interpretation                                                                                                          

7............ Interpretation.....................................................................................

8............ Workplace Relations Act...................................................................

Part 3—The Australian Public Service                                                                       

9............ Constitution of the APS.....................................................................

10.......... APS Values.........................................................................................

11.......... Commissioner’s Directions about APS Values..................................

12.......... Agency Heads must promote APS Values.........................................

13.......... The APS Code of Conduct.................................................................

14.......... Agency Heads bound by Code of Conduct......................................

15.......... Breaches of the Code of Conduct.....................................................

16.......... Protection for whistleblowers..........................................................

17.......... Prohibition on patronage and favouritism........................................

18.......... Promotion of employment equity....................................................

19.......... Limitation on Ministerial directions to Agency Head......................

Part 4—APS employees                                                                                                    

Division 1—APS employees generally                                                              

20.......... Employer powers etc. of Agency Head...........................................

21.......... Prime Minister’s directions to Agency Heads.................................

22.......... Engagement of APS employees........................................................

23.......... Classification Rules..........................................................................

24.......... Remuneration and other conditions..................................................

25.......... Assignment of duties........................................................................

26.......... Voluntary moves between Agencies................................................

27.......... Compulsory moves between Agencies............................................

28.......... Suspension.......................................................................................

29.......... Termination of employment............................................................

30.......... Retirement........................................................................................

31.......... Forfeiture of additional remuneration...............................................

32.......... Right of return for election candidates.............................................

33.......... Review of actions.............................................................................

Division 2—The Senior Executive Service                                                    

34.......... SES employees.................................................................................

35.......... Constitution and role of SES............................................................

36.......... Commissioner’s Directions on SES matters.....................................

37.......... Incentive to retire.............................................................................

38.......... Termination not subject to Workplace Relations Act......................

Division 3—Heads of Mission                                                                               

39.......... Heads of Mission.............................................................................

Part 5—The Public Service Commissioner                                                            

Division 1—Commissioner’s functions etc.                                                   

40.......... Public Service Commissioner...........................................................

41.......... Commissioner’s functions................................................................

42.......... Commissioner’s Directions..............................................................

43.......... Commissioner’s inquiry powers......................................................

44.......... Annual report...................................................................................

Division 2—Commissioner’s appointment, conditions etc.                   

45.......... Appointment of Commissioner.......................................................

46.......... Remuneration etc..............................................................................

47.......... Removal from office.........................................................................

48.......... Acting Commissioner.......................................................................

Part 6—The Merit Protection Commissioner                                                       

Division 1—Merit Protection Commissioner’s functions etc.             

49.......... Merit Protection Commissioner.......................................................

50.......... Merit Protection Commissioner’s functions....................................

51.......... Annual report...................................................................................

Division 2—Merit Protection Commissioner’s appointment, conditions etc.     

52.......... Appointment of Merit Protection Commissioner...........................

53.......... Remuneration etc..............................................................................

54.......... Removal from office.........................................................................

55.......... Acting Merit Protection Commissioner...........................................

Part 7—Secretaries of Departments                                                                         

56.......... Creation of offices of Secretary........................................................

57.......... Responsibility for managing Department........................................

58.......... Appointment etc. of Secretary.........................................................

59.......... Termination of appointment............................................................

60.......... Engagement of former Secretaries.....................................................

61.......... Remuneration and other conditions..................................................

62.......... Acting Secretary...............................................................................

63.......... Annual report...................................................................................

Part 8—Management Advisory Committee                                                          

64.......... Management Advisory Committee..................................................

Part 9—Executive Agencies                                                                                           

65.......... Establishment etc. of Executive Agencies........................................

66.......... Responsibility for managing Agency...............................................

67.......... Appointment etc. of Head...............................................................

68.......... Remuneration and other conditions..................................................

69.......... Acting Head......................................................................................

70.......... Annual report...................................................................................

Part 10—Administrative arrangements and re-organisations                     

71.......... Arrangements with States and Territories........................................

72.......... Machinery of government changes...................................................

Part 11—Miscellaneous                                                                                                    

73.......... Payments in special circumstances..................................................

74.......... Locally engaged employees..............................................................

75.......... Attachment of salaries to satisfy judgment debts............................

76.......... Release of personal information.......................................................

77.......... Positions...........................................................................................

78.......... Delegations.......................................................................................

79.......... Regulations.......................................................................................

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to provide for the establishment and management of the Australian Public Service, and for other purposes

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