Government Sector Employment (General) Rules 2014
20A Employment at higher level following completion of graduate program
(1) This rule applies to a Public Service employee who has successfully completed a graduate program approved by the Public Service Commissioner (a graduate employee).(2) Despite rule 20, a comparative assessment after external advertising is not required to employ a graduate employee at a higher level for the first time following completion of the graduate program if—(a) the agency head is satisfied that—(i) the graduate employee meets the pre-established standards for the role in which the employee is being employed at the higher level, and(ii) the graduate employee’s conduct is satisfactory, and(b) the graduate employee’s work performance while undergoing the graduate program has, having regard to the employee’s performance agreement, been assessed as exceeding expectations.(3) In this rule—higher level, in relation to a graduate employee, means—(a) the classification or grade that is immediately higher than the classification or grade in which the employee was employed on completion of the graduate program, or(b) in cases considered to be exceptional by the agency head—a classification or grade that is 2 levels higher than the classification or grade in which the employee was employed on completion of the graduate program.