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INTELLIGENCE SERVICES ACT 2001 - SECT 37

Staff grievances

             (1)  The Director-General of ASIS must:

                     (a)  establish procedures relating to the consideration of grievances of employees and former employees of ASIS; and

                     (b)  determine the classes of ASIS actions that are to be subject to the grievance procedures.

             (2)  In establishing the procedures and determining the classes of action, the Director-General of ASIS must:

                     (a)  adopt the principles of the Public Service Act 1999 to the extent to which the Director-General considers they are consistent with the effective performance of the functions of ASIS; and

                     (b)  consult with the employees of ASIS.

             (3)  The procedures must include the following matters:

                     (a)  initial consideration of grievances by the Director-General of ASIS or a person authorised in writing by the Director-General;

                     (b)  establishment of Grievance Review Panels chaired by independent Chairs to make determinations reviewing initial considerations of grievances.

             (4)  The Director-General of ASIS must implement a determination of a Grievance Review Panel to the extent that it is within his or her power to do so.

             (5)  In this section:

"action" includes a refusal or failure to act.

"ASIS action" means action taken after the commencement of this Act by the Director-General of ASIS or an employee of ASIS that relates to an ASIS employee's employment.



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