The Merit Commissioner can only audit positions where the Public Service Act applies.
On an annual basis, the Merit Commissioner conducts a merit performance audit that examines two types of appointments:
- Permanent appointments
- Temporary appointments over seven months
Other types of appointments are subject to special audits by the Merit Commissioner. These include:
- Direct appointments
- Temporary appointments under seven months
- Auxiliary appointments
Lateral transfers and demotions are not subject to the merit principle and are not audited or reviewed by the Merit Commissioner.