Public sector employees seconded to special offices
Public sector employees are encouraged to seek secondments to special office positions as career development opportunities, and to provide Ministers and other political office holders with public sector expertise in policy and research. Employees undertaking such positions perform a critical function within the public sector.
Employees taking up such opportunities would take back to their agencies new skills, experience and a better understanding of the processes of executive government. However, employees who take up such secondments for extended periods of time may experience difficulties in securing promotional appointments in their home agency.
These Guidelines have been produced to assist employees and reviewers in submitting and assessing an application for a review of classification in accordance with section 75(3) and the Commissioner’s instruction - Review of Classification Level of Employees Seconded To Special Offices.
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