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Issued: 31 March 2020
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The Government Sector Employment (General) Rules (Amendment No 11 – COVID-19) 2020, which commenced on 30 March 2020, amends the Government Sector Employment (General) Rules 2014 ("the GSE Rules") to enhance the flexibility of the NSW Public Service to assist with the response to COVID-19.
The new r. 15 removes the requirement to conduct a comparative or suitability assessment when employing persons in temporary or term employment for a period of up to two years provided that:
The new r. 21(2B) provides that a person employed in temporary or term employment on the basis of a suitability assessment can continue in that employment beyond a 12 month period without completing a comparative assessment, if:
This new rule provides a further exception to the requirement for a comparative assessment to be conducted pursuant to r. 21(2) of the GSE Rules.
These amendments are designed to enable Public Service agencies to flexibly and efficiently assist with the response to the COVID-19 pandemic by employing (or continuing the employment of) persons without the need to comply with some of the procedural requirements in the GSE Rules. Importantly, these amendments only apply to employment of persons in the Public Service under the Government Sector Employment Act 2013.
Marina Rizzo, Director
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16 Nov 2022
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