The VPSC, with the agreement of the Victorian Secretaries Board, issues the VPS Executive Pre-employment Screening Policy (the Policy) and associated guidance material.

This Policy addresses integrity risks associated with inadequate pre-employment screening of people seeking executive employment in the Victorian Public Service, and sets a minimum standard of pre-employment screening for VPS executives.

It requires that a Statutory Declaration and Consent Form be completed by candidates prior to a formal offer of employment being finalised for all VPS executive positions in public service bodies.

Candidates with a misconduct history are not necessarily precluded from employment. However, the Policy ensures that employers can access the information required in order for them to determine a preferred candidate’s suitability for a position based on a further understanding of their past employment history.

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Circular 2018-05 | VPS executive pre-employment screening policy

VPSC with the agreement of the Victorian Secretaries Board, issues the VPS Executive Pre-employment Screening Policy and associated guidance materials.

This circular details the requirements and scope of the Policy.

VPS executive pre-employment screening policy

This Policy addresses integrity risks associated with inadequate pre-screening of people seeking executive employment in the VPS and sets a minimum standard of pre-employment screening for VPS executives.

The Policy came into effect 30 October 2018.

Pre-employment statutory declaration and consent form

The Policy requires that this form be completed by candidates prior to a formal offer of employment being finalised for all VPS executive positions in public service bodies.

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A guide to Implementing the VPS executive pre-employment screening policy

This document provides best practice guidance to assist VPS employers to implement the Policy.

Misconduct declaration validation template

This document is provided as a guide to assist employers in validating declarations made by candidates.

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