This guideline sets out a principles-based approach to guide the Public Service Commissioner in considering whether to exercise the power of inquiry under section 83 of the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 (GSE Act). It also provides guidance on the exercise of the power.
This guideline considers the inquiry process in four broad phases:
- Assessing whether a matter merits an inquiry;
- Determining the scope and purpose of an inquiry;
- Carrying out an inquiry; and
- The outcome of the inquiry including reporting and other action.