Government Sector Employment (General) Rules 2014
21 Temporary or term employment for up to 12 months
(1) The decision to employ a person in temporary or term employment for a period of up to 12 months must be based on either a suitability assessment or a comparative assessment.(2) If the person is employed in temporary or term employment on the basis of a suitability assessment, the person cannot continue in that employment after 12 months unless the person does so on the basis of a comparative assessment after advertising across the Public Service. In such a case, action to undertake the additional requirements of a comparative assessment should commence not later than 9 months after the commencement of the person’s temporary or term employment.(2A) The requirement under subrule (2) for advertising across the Public Service does not apply in relation to a person’s temporary or term employment in the role in which the person is employed if the recruitment of the person to that role was limited in the manner referred to in clause 8 (5) (d) of Schedule 4 to the Act.(3) Subrule (2) does not prevent any additional form of advertising from also being used for the purposes of the comparative assessment.(4) This rule does not apply to special office temporary employees.