The Public Service Act requires the Merit Commissioner to monitor the application of merit by conducting random audits of appointments to, and from within, the public service.  


If you are responsible for one of the selected appointments, you are required to submit your competition file. If you have properly documented the hiring process that is all that is required. But, if your process is unclear, we will need to contact you for further information.  


Based on the absence of documentation or any reasonable explanation, the Merit Commissioner’s audit finding will be merit not applied.