DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING - SHARYN O’NEILL
(1) Did Ms Sharyn O’Neill apply for the position of Acting Deputy Director General in the Department of Education and Training?
(2) Was a group of applicants short-listed for the position?
(3) Was Ms O’Neill short-listed for the position?
(4) Was Ms O’Neill’s selection against those short-listed for the position documented against selection criteria?
(5) If yes to (4), when was this done?
(6) Was an internal complaint made about a breach of public sector standards in the appointment of Ms O’Neill to the position of Acting Deputy Director General in DET?
(7) If yes, how was this matter dealt with?
Hon LJILJANNA RAVLICH replied:
I thank the member for some notice of this question.
(1) Ms O’Neill was not originally an applicant but was invited to apply to broaden the field.
(5) 25 October 2005.
(6) No, there was no allegation of a breach of public sector standards made to the department. However, the Office of the Public Sector Standards Commissioner contacted the Department of Education and Training on 3 January 2006 detailing that concerns had been raised with the commission in regard to the process.
(7) The Department of Education and Training received correspondence from the Office of the Public Sector Standards Commissioner on 28 April 2006 stating that “overall this process showed compliance with the Temporary Deployment (Acting) Standard.”