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PUBLIC SERVICE ACT 1999 - SECT 7

Interpretation

                   In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:

"acting SES employee " means a non-SES employee who is acting in a position usually occupied by an SES employee.

"Agency " means:

                     (a)  a Department; or

                     (b)  an Executive Agency; or

                     (c)  a Statutory Agency.

"Agency Head " means:

                     (a)  the Secretary of a Department; or

                     (b)  the Head of an Executive Agency; or

                     (c)  the Head of a Statutory Agency.

"Agency Minister " means:

                     (a)  in relation to a Department--the Minister who administers the Department; or

                     (b)  in relation to an Executive Agency--the Minister who administers the Agency; or

                     (c)  in relation to a Statutory Agency--the Minister who administers the provision of the Act that provides for the appointment of the Head of the Agency.

"APS " means the Australian Public Service established by section 9.

"APS employee " means:

                     (a)  a person engaged under section 22; or

                     (b)  a person who is engaged as an APS employee under section 72.

"APS employment " means employment as an APS employee.

"APS Employment Principles " means the principles in section 10A.

"APS Values " means the values in section 10.

"Australian Fair Pay and Conditions Standard " has the same meaning as in the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 .

Note:          See Schedules 4 and 9 of the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 in relation to the application of the Australian Fair Pay and Conditions Standard.

"category of APS employee " means one of the following categories:

                     (a)  ongoing APS employees;

                     (b)  APS employees engaged for a specified term or for the duration of a specified task;

                     (c)  APS employees engaged for duties that are irregular or intermittent.

"Classification Rules " means rules made under section 23.

"Code of Conduct " means the rules in section 13.

"Commissioner " means the Australian Public Service Commissioner appointed under this Act.

"Commissioner's Directions " means directions issued by the Commissioner under section 11, 11A or 15.

"Department " means a Department of State, excluding any part that is itself an Executive Agency or Statutory Agency.

"enterprise agreement " has the same meaning as in the Fair Work Act 2009 .

"Executive Agency " means an Executive Agency established under section 65.

"fair work instrument " has the same meaning as in the Fair Work Act 2009 .

"former APS employee " means a person who was, but is no longer, an APS employee.

"Head " :

                     (a)  in relation to an Executive Agency--means the person appointed as the Head of the Agency under section 67; and

                     (b)  in relation to a Statutory Agency--means the person declared by an Act to be the Head of the Agency.

"Head of Mission " means the head of:

                     (a)  an Australian diplomatic mission; or

                     (b)  an Australian consular mission.

"locally engaged employee " means a person engaged under section 74.

"Merit Protection Commissioner " means the Merit Protection Commissioner appointed under this Act.

"modern award " has the same meaning as in the Fair Work Act 2009 .

"National Employment Standards " has the same meaning as in the Fair Work Act 2009 .

"non-ongoing APS employee " means an APS employee who is not an ongoing APS employee.

"non-SES employee " means an APS employee other than an SES employee.

"ongoing APS employee " means a person engaged as an ongoing APS employee, as mentioned in paragraph 22(2)(a).

"overseas " means outside Australia and the Territories.

"Presiding Officer " means the President of the Senate or the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

"Prime Minister's Department " means the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

"Public Service Minister " means the Minister who administers this Act.

"Secretaries Board " means the Secretaries Board established by section 64.

"Secretary " means the Secretary of a Department.

"SES " means the Senior Executive Service established by section 35.

"SES employee " has the meaning given by section 34.

"Special Commissioner " means a Special Commissioner appointed under section 48A.

"special review " means a review conducted by the Commissioner under subsection 41D(1).

"Statutory Agency " means a body or group of persons declared by a law of the Commonwealth to be a Statutory Agency for the purposes of this Act.

"systems review " means a review conducted by the Commissioner under subsection 41C(1).

"WR Act collective transitional instrument " means an award, a collective agreement or a pre-reform certified agreement (within the meaning of those terms in the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 ).

"WR Act transitional instrument " means an award, a workplace agreement, a pre-reform certified agreement, an AWA or a pre-reform AWA (within the meaning of those terms in the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 ).



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