What does “directing the ministry to reconsider the decision” really mean? Does the ministry have to start over?  

If the Merit Commissioner directs a reconsideration, it is up to the ministry to decide how to remedy the error(s). The ministry may decide to cancel the competition and start a fresh process. Or, they may decide to fix the error in the existing competition. This may or may not result in a change to [...]

2022-03-10T06:31:26-08:00August 28th, 2021||0 Comments

Can the Merit Commissioner direct a ministry to appoint someone?  

No. The Merit Commissioner can either:   Dismiss the review. This means the Merit Commissioner supports the ministry’s staffing decision.  Direct the ministry to reconsider its staffing decision. This means the ministry must review the competition and make appropriate changes to ensure merit is applied. This may or may not result in a change to who [...]

2022-05-06T04:39:10-07:00August 28th, 2021||0 Comments
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