Requesting advice for a public service executive
How to request advice
There are different forms for:
- new executive positions where the executive is not known –
- new executive appointments, reappointments and mid-contract adjustments where the executive is known –
The forms require an employer to provide:
- information about the executive position and proposed remuneration
- an assessment against the following Guiding Principles used by the Tribunal to assess the proposed remuneration plus any relevant supporting information:
- Guiding Principle 1 - There are significant market pressures on the position meaning that a more competitive remuneration offering is required.
- Guiding Principle 2 - There will be a significant impact on the public service body's business if the individual or executive position is not remunerated according to the request.
- Guiding Principle 3 - There is evidence that a recruitment process failed to attract candidates with the required skills and/or qualifications at a remuneration range within the relevant band.
- Guiding Principle 4 - Any other reasons underpinning the proposal which a public service employer may consider relevant.
- mandatory information and attachments, including a current position description and work value assessment.
Guide to requesting the Tribunal’s advice
This Guide further explains the process for seeking the Tribunal’s advice, including what to include in the Request for Advice forms.
Advice is required when passing on the guideline rate
Advice is not required when complying with superannuation obligations
Employers are not required to request the Tribunal’s advice when adjusting an executive’s superannuation benefits to comply with the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 (Cth) would result in an executive being paid (or continuing to be paid) above the relevant band.
To support greater transparency, accountability and evidence-based decision-making the Tribunal publishes the advice provided to employers on this website, where appropriate.
The Tribunal publishes advice provided to employers following the making of the Tribunal’s first Determination for public service executives in May 2020 (2020 Determination).
The Tribunal does not publish its advice for executives employed and paid above the band when the 2020 Determination was made, or where the payment above the band only reflects the annual adjustment guideline rate announced by the Premier. These factors account for the discrepancy in the sequence of advice numbers.
Reviewed 30 January 2023