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Notice of Intention to make a Determination

In accordance with section 24(1) of theVictorian Independent Remuneration Tribunal and Improving Parliamentary Standards Act 2019 (Vic) (the Act), the tribunal hereby publishes notice of its intention to make a determination in relation to the values of the remuneration bands for executives employed in Victorian Public Service (VPS) bodies.

The determination will take effect from 20 September 2019.

Details of the tribunal’s proposed determination are set out below.

The tribunal invites submissions from any person or body, including any affected person, or class of affected persons, in relation to the proposed determination. Information on how to make a submission is provided below. 

What does the determination cover?

Under the Act, VPS bodies are defined as:

  • departments
  • Administrative Offices
  • the Victorian Public Sector Commission (VPSC)

How will the tribunal make its determination?

The Act sets out the following requirements for the tribunal when making a determination of remuneration bands for VPS executives.

The tribunal must comprehensively review the existing remuneration arrangements in place before the making of the tribunal’s determination. The tribunal is also required to comprehensively review the roles of executives across VPS bodies. The Determination may provide for any other matter the tribunal considers relevant.

The tribunal must also consider:

  • any statement or policy of the Victorian Government in relation to its wages policy (or equivalent) and the remuneration and allowances of executives in VPS bodies
  • the financial position and fiscal strategy of the State of Victoria
  • current and projected economic conditions and trends
  • submissions received about the proposed determination

The tribunal must include a statement of reasons in its determination.

Submissions

Submissions to the determination have now closed. 

The tribunal expresses its appreciation to all those who made submissions and assisted the tribunal in the performance of its functions, including VPS executives and those involved in recruiting VPS executives.

If you have any queries please contact the Tribunal Secretariat at enquiries@remunerationtribunal.vic.gov.au

Publication of submissions

The tribunal may use information provided in submissions in its determination.

All submissions will be published in full or in summary form as appropriate on this website, unless the person making the submission seeks confidentiality or the submission contains information that is identified as commercially sensitive. In this instance, the submission will be published in a form which protects the confidentiality or commercial sensitivity.

The tribunal may remove identifying information from submissions if published.

Submissions that contain offensive or defamatory comments, or which are outside the scope of the determination will not be published.

The tribunal may receive a request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic). Any such requests will be determined in accordance with that Act which has provisions designed to protect personal information and information given in confidence. Further information can be found at the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner.

Reviewed 31 January 2020

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